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Jay Douglas And The All Stars
Jay Douglas first took to the stage in Montego Bay, Jamaica many years ago as youth.
With over 40 years of showmanship, he has developed a wide-ranging repertoire of American blues, West Indian rhythms, jazz standards, fancy footwork, and plenty of stage charisma. Back in the early ‘60s, Jay fronted tough R&B band “The Cougars,” who, with their skill and verve, lit up Toronto & Montreal bars in the late 70’s with Soul Funk & Reggae music. Jay has since shared his talent with several cities all the way from Hong Kong to the Mediterranean.
Over the past 10 years, Jay has also graced the stage of well known annual events like the Beaches Jazz Festival, JerkFest, A Taste of Lawrence, Jamaica day, Global Grooves Yonge/Dundas Square and several R&B Festivals across Ontario. Jay was proclaimed winner of NOW Magazine’s Toronto's "Best R&B Act" (2006), and The Annual Toronto Reggae Award’s “Male Reggae Vocalist of the Year 2007.” He has now been nominated for a Juno Award for Best Reggae Recording Artist of 2012. As well, in March 2012, The Toronto Harry Jerome Awards granted him the male Entertainer of the Year Award.
A Seattle, Washington based promoting company, “Light in the Attic” sequestered Jay as catalyst and band leader for their “The Jamaica to Toronto” concert launch on July, 2006, at Harbour Front Centre, Toronto. This successful show has since been to Vancouver and Montreal. Jay Douglas currently perform weekly in-and-around the Toronto area. Most recently, Jay was nationally featured on CBC’s George Stroumboulopoulos’s Christmas Show.