Jay Samel


Jay Samel, 34 is a percussionist, guitarist, piainist, and singer songwriter. Samel has lived all of his years on Long Island, and has had a passion for making music ever since he can remember. Samel grew up in a household filled with an appreciation for music, instilled by his mother, and then later his sister. His influences are reggae, folk, jam bands such as Phish, Govnt Mule, DMB, Grateful Dead, Matisyahu, Allman Brothers, jazz artist John Coltrane, Funk artists The Meters and so many more. Samel began engineering his own music in 2010, and since his music has grown to what it is today, of which you can always clearly hear all of his influences. Samel has performed at many open-mic’s throughout Long Island including the historic Phunky Phish, as well as performed at “Acoustic Long Island” the nations #1 Acoustic Podcast on iTunes, and has also been featured as a guest of Michael Gildersleeve’s the Outer Library broadcast on WUSB 90.1 FM. Samel has been working very hard on self-producing his first album, in between spending time with his seven month old Micah, and working his day job. Jay’s band consists of Drummer Matthew Moadel, Female Vocals by Alexandra Lombardi, Bassist Alex Emanuel, Keyboard Extraordinaire Mike Katzman, and has recorded with famed guitarist Phil Grande of Joe Cockers band on his “Should’ve Found Myself” track. He is expected to complete his album some time in 2012 if all the cards are played well…


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