Jay Esplana

- Balik Tanaw (2012), Board of Director, Musician, Current Performing Artist, Staff: Artistic

Over the years, Jay Esplana has become one of Vancouver’s most sought after musicians. Well versed in various musical genres, Jay’s versatility as an instrumentalist and now as musical director has found him performing with Kababayang Pilipino over the last 7 years. Other local and touring groups include Speakerbox, The Airtights, Groove & Tonic, LeftCoast, Jay Leonard Juatco Trio, Dante Hadden, No Island and Electric Ballroom.

Music has always been an integral part to Jay’s upbringing. To this, Jay by age 6 had already appeared performed on television shows such as The Jenny Jones Show, Variety Show of Hearts Telethon, as well as an anthem singer and halftime performer for the BC Lions.

In 2014, Jay completed his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies at Capilano University. Alongside Jay’s musical ability and creativity, he brings an energy and unique personality to teaching and the stage as a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist alike. Jay continues to develop a promising career as a session musician as a keyboard player, bassist and drummer as well as an educator.