Born and raised in Hoboken, New Jersey, John Jay has always had an innate love of music. At age 11, he was influenced by a childhood friend to participate in a school music program. It was then that he began to play the trombone. His older brother, Alex—a Fania All-Stars enthusiast, took note of this and encouraged John Jay to listen to Salsa music.

In 2014, he was asked by the world’s best known, most requested, busiest and 1st US Salsa Congress Promoter, Albert Torres, to assist him with being the MC for the afternoon showcases in the LA Salsa Fest. John Jay was again honored to be asked and could not refuse. Later that same year, Albert Torres asked him to again assist him at the World Latin Cup Championships in Miami, Florida.


Dancer & Business Development Manager at BNF event management & entertainment since 2014.
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