Jay Young and the Lyric Factory - SOUNDWAVES Vol. 2

Jay Young

All Ages
SOUNDWAVES; Vol. 2 - performing hits from Marvin, Michael, Stevie, and Tina to Duke, DeBarge, The Isley Brothers and much more!

JAY YOUNG and THE LYRIC FACTORY are back with SOUNDWAVES; Vol. 2 - performing hits from Marvin, Michael, Stevie, and Tina to Duke, DeBarge, and The Isley Brothers. This promises to be another great night of music from Jay Young and company.

Jay Young and The Lyric Factory started as a father/son duo in the mid 90s – with Jay on piccolo bass and Ian on electric bass and percussion – the band has grown into a multi faceted family of Minneapolis’ “first call” musicians who have been performing for sold out audiences around the Twin Cities since 2005.


Jay Young (piccolo bass)

Ian Young (bass)

Steve Jennings (drums)

Thom West (keys)

Ernest Bisong (violin)

Ginger Commodore (vocals)

Heather McElrath (vocals)

Linda Sloan (vocals)

"…the music exploded, showering the room with a joyful exuberance usually reserved for dance halls and gospel services. And no one had more fun than Jay Young." – Jazz Police

Jay Young is a freelance performer and educator involved in a vast array of projects, working with national and international artists. He has performed at the Guthrie Theater, Ordway Center, Illusion, and Penumbra Theatre, and has been a featured performer at Lincoln Center, Juilliard, Boston Symphony Hall, The Blue Note, and festivals in Umbria (Italy), Espoo (Finland), and Tejo (Portugal). He has shared the stage with Ray Brown, James Moody, Dizzy Gillespie, T.S. Monk, Grover Washington Jr., Dave Brubeck, Ron Carter, Buster Williams, Bobby Lyle, Eddie Daniels, the Minnesota Orchestra, Omaha Symphony, Phil Upchurch, Jennifer Holiday, Harry Connick Jr., Jay Leno, Paul Bollenbeck, Reverend Al Green, Bobby McFerrin, Jefferson Starship, Carole King, Ray Charles, Kevin Mahogany, Joe Lovano, Ernie Watts, Tim Ries, Marvin ‘Smitty’ Smith, and many others. A founding member of Moore by Four who is often on stage with such area stars as Debbie Duncan and Bruce Henry. Over the past few years, Jay has led his Lyric Factory ensemble paying tribute to Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Herbie Hancock and, of course, Earth, Wind and Fire.

Venue Information:
Crooners Main Stage
6161 Highway 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55432