Behind the Song
Jay "Blue Jay" Jourden
Jay "Blue Jay" Jourden is a world-renowned producer, musical/vocal artist, and accomplished concert promoter/performer. Jay has worked on and helped organize major concerts for The American Indian Movement AIM, Wounded Knee & The Longest Walk, The No Nukes Concert Series, Disaster Relief 96', The 40th Anniversary of Woodstock 1969-2009 "West Fest," and many, many, more.
2022 Nominee Music Video Of The Year; Global Non-Violent Film Festival Currently signed with Global Film Studio, he is also a member of their Advisory Board. Global Film Studio is a socially active, major international film company under internationally acclaimed director Bruno Pischiutta and producer Daria Trifu, Global Film Studio is currently in pre-production of several films in Greece and other parts of the world, as well as a thirteen-part television series in the UK, addressing important socially significant issues, affecting changes in global thinking, and all done without the "Hollywood Standard" gratuitous sex and violence "norm."
For fans who have never heard your music, can you pick three words to describe it?! If three words just aren't enough then tell us more!!
Positive Upbeat Awakening Healing Big Band Horns Layered Vocals with Multiple Background Vocalists!
What is your favorite part about being an artist? Is it songwriting, performing, recording, something else?) Tell us why.
The creative and inspirational process when I write new music! Actually, songwriting, performing, recording, arranging, and producing are all facets equally important and "favorite" for me!
Can you tell us what being in the recording studio is like for you?
Always amazing because of the caliber of the artistry in the musicians in my band and the other guest world-class artists I'm blessed to be able to work with!
Okay, this a fun question. When you are not doing music, what else do you enjoy doing?
Cooking, Yoga, Gym cardio workouts, strength training, healthy eating, and traveling with and without the band!
Who do you admire most in the music scene today and why?
Lady Ga Ga and Bruni Mars because of their amazing chops and performance excellence levels!
Can you tell us what song you've written that is the most emotional and describe the meaning behind it?
"We Need To Know (There's Happiness In Our World)" is a universal messaging song of hope and yearning to reach out to the world much like "We Are The World" does with different messaging, and world-class orchestration with internationally acclaimed and award-winning artists!
Are you working on any new material right now or what's in the works for the upcoming year?
We're working on a brand new song I just finished writing and we're working on our second album!
Tell us where fans can access your music.