T.Jay is an up and coming artist from Westchester, NY. After receiving a scholarship to play Division I college baseball, T.Jay had been pursuing a career as a professional baseball player; playing gigs on the side to raise a little extra money. It wasn't long before crowds started to grow and word started to spread. From there, the choice was easy. Now, T.Jay is a 25 year old singer/songwriter from Stormville, NY, but don't let the singer/songwriter brand fool you. T.Jay's style of writing incorporates Blues, Jazz, Funk and Rock all rolled into one, for a truly unique sound. Through the use of an array of floor pedals, T.Jay is able to create live sounds that rival that of a full band. T.Jay has been working his way quickly up the ranks, opening for well established artists such as Graham Parker and Fastball. His rapidly expanding fan base now spans a large portion of New England, from Boston, to New York and beyond.
"Really fantastic stuff. Great ear for a hook!" - Mark Cooper "Coop" from WPDH 101.5 FM Coop & Tobin Morning Show
Below is a recent review of a show performed at the New Fairfield Coffee House - New Fairfield, CT:
"T.Jay Kowalchuk took the stage with an immense presence before even opening his mouth to sing. T.Jay stands well over 6 feet and looks every bit the part of the baseball scholarship athlete he was at the University of Binghamton. Before he takes his first commanding strum on the guitar, you find yourself doubting that he will be as good as you’ve heard, solely based on preconceived notions of handsome athletes and music. But, the instant T.Jay started to play, all negative thoughts dispersed and amazement set in. His talent easily matched his massive amounts of energy and showmanship. Besides his patent guitar mastery, T.Jay has an impressive vocal sensibility, singing high falsetto notes and belting powerful, dynamic phrasing. The final piece of the ready-to-be-famous-package that is T.Jay, is his extremely literate and insightful gift for lyrics and his jazz-influenced, yet still mainstream sound. There is no doubt that this talented young artist, who plays frequent local gigs, will break through to the big time. T.Jay commented on his Coffee House audience, “ It’s great to play on any stage where the audience is almost as much into it as the performer!” That is saying volumes, considering T.Jay couldn’t possible be more infatuated with performing as he is." - Meredith Rilley, Citizen News, New Fairfield, CT