Like thunder and lightening jay jay "bizzybass" hicks brings to the music scene excitement and electricity. A seasoned bassist, songwriter and instrument designer, Jay has been blessed to share the stage with a few well known artist such as jazz recording artist Najee, gospel duo Mary Mary, and the talented smooth jazz saxophonist Darren Gholston.
He has been on several radio stations and TV stations including Bakersfield's Channels 17, 23, 29/58, The Michael Nayt Show,
Brighthouse Networks, and 107.1 FM KRAB, Fresno's 90.7 KSFR where he currently has his own Radio Show.
Two of his bands (Jay Smith Trio/Group and Kelulu) are selected as Featured Artists on the Global Level on Reverbnation.com. He
was the lead instructor at the Bakersfield Jazz Workshop for first four years.
His latest album, Unashamed Portrayal, (available now on iTunes and 30 other retailers) features Grammy Nominated Guitarist Andre Bush,
Jay Jay Hicks, Saxophonist Chris Nguyen, trombonist Joe Vazquez, trumpeter Mark Manda, Fernando Montoya on acoustic and electric bass, Jonathan Weinmann on drums, and Jorge Nunzio Urbina on percussion. It's been featured on ALL ABOUT JAZZ as their download of the day.