JAY O'BRIEN

Jay O'Brien

Is a tri-state area percussionist and educator.  He is a versatile instrumentalist comfortable playing drumset in venues such as Birdland,  Off Broadway on Theatre Row, and Carnegie Hall as well as marimba and vibraphone in concerts and events.  Recently he along with his student were featured performers with the Ramsey Wind Ensemble.  

As an educator his student’s have attended numerous conservatories and universities; younger students regularly place in the respective school and area ensembles.  His schedule includes orchestral performances, musicals, jazz drumset, and solo vibraphone and marimba engagements. 

His marimba playing can be found on his YouTube channel.  There he demonstrates mastery of both the “classical” marimba rep as well as a unique approach to popular songs on the instrument.

Additionally he is running a percussion repair business that focuses on ensuring the students have the right gear at the right price for schools across the state.  He has a NJ BRC and is ready to fix any potential issue you may encounter.