Jay Ramsey has been musically influenced starting as a kid playing horns of all types but specializing in Sax. Jazz was his music of choice being taught by one of the best, a man who played with Al Hirt and is now currently a music teacher for the University of Michigan.
Jay became involved with House music 5 years ago as a way to escape the harsh reality’s of the negative things happening in his life. Being new to the scene he was influenced by the deep west cost style of Miguel Migs, Blue Six, Joshua Heath, DJ MFR and also being able to watch and play along side MAJOR influences like Terrance Parker, Delano Smith, Jerry the Cat, Norm Tally, Mike Huckaby and others helped him to see what the REAL meaning of House music was and how it could release you. He will tell you to this day whole heartedly the House music has saved his life, and mean it.
Jay created a House music station on Pandora called “House Music for the Soul: Baghdad Cafe” and over the course of 6 years molded it into one HOT House station . You can stream it from http://www.pandora.com/?sc=sh165697145348036013.
In 2007 Jay and Adam Francesconi teamed up to create House Gallery as a way of playing various forms of House Music and showcasing Detroit’s best DJ’s. For just over a year Adam and Jay have been playing soulful, funky, jackin’ house along with their own re-edits Saturdays at Proof Lounge in Detroit. Not only will you hear deep house sets but impromptu live sets from Diamondancer can be heard at House Gallery events on occasion.
House Station: Pandora.com House Music for the Soul: Baghdad Cafe
Residencies: Proof Lounge, Motorcity Wine, Gracies Underground