4 John “Jay” Traynor: The Ultimate Professional

Joey Thomas and the members of The Joey Thomas Big Band are very saddened to learn of Jay Traynor’s passing. “Jay was the ultimate professional and gave 110%. It was a real pleasure to work with him,” says bandleader Joey Thomas, “Our sincerest sympathies go out to his family.” We cry for him.

Joey and Jay developed the successful “Sinatra Show” for The Joey Thomas Big Band which has become a staple in The Joey Thomas Big Band programming. When The Joey Thomas Big Band did a monthly live radio show from what is now WAMC’s “The Linda” Jay would often join The JTBB. The album, Jay Traynor & The Joey Thomas Big Band, was recorded from several of these shows during 1999.

Here’s a little bit of Jay to remember him by.

Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me