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Epstein, Jay

Epstein, Jay, drummer; b. Winona, MN, 12 October 12 1946. After graduating from college in Minnesota, Winona State University 1971, B.S. Mathematics he studied polyrhythmic concepts in New York City with Barry Altschul in 1974.

He has lived and played in Los Angeles, Oklahoma City, Atlanta, Miami, and returned to Minneapolis, and for 5 years (1981 - 1986), played in house bands on several cruise ships for Carnival Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.

He has performed with Barney Kessel, Roseanna Vitro, Manfredo Fest, Sheila Jordan, Terry Gibbs, Greg Abate, Claudio Roditi, Kim Richmond, Vinny Golia, JoAnne Brackeen, Wayne Johnson, Rebecca Parris, and Sarah Vaughan, and has appeared on about a dozen CDs by Minneapolis artists.

Recordings:
Long Ago (1996); Dave Sletten (w. Manfredo Fest): Red Dragon (1995)

Contact information: http://www.indisonic.com/Bands/band_label2.cfm/57/Jay%20Epstein/14

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