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Jay Young & The Lyric Factory – Family Reunion

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Friday, Aug 10, 2018

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Jay Young and The Lyric Factory

Jay Young… fresh off runs of The Wiz, The Lorax… and soon to be closing out MAMA MIA… and Ian Young… who’s back home for a short bit after a National run with RENT… are bringing you another unforgettable night of music.. along with LA Buckner (drums), Kavyesh Kaviraj (keyboards), Ernest Bisong (violin), and Caitlynn Daniels (vocals).


About Jay Young and The Lyric Factory

Jay Young is one of the Twin Cities’ ‘first call’ bassists. He is a freelance performer and educator involved in a vast array of projects, working with national and international artists. He has performed at the Guthrie Theater, Ordway Center, Illusion, and Penumbra Theatre. Jay has also been a featured performer at the Lincoln Center, Juilliard School, Boston Symphony Hall, The Blue Note, Umbra (Italy), Espoo (Finland), and Tejo (Portugal). He has shared the stage with Ray Brown, James Moody, Dizzy Gillespie, T.S. Monk, Grover Washington Jr., Dave Brubeck, Ron Carter, Buster Williams, Bobby Lyle, Eddie Daniels, the Minnesota Orchestra, Omaha Symphony, Phil Upchurch, Jennifer Holiday, Harry Connick Jr., Jay Leno, Paul Bollenbeck, Reverend Al Green, Bobby McFerrin, Jefferson Starship, Carole King, and Ray Charles, Kevin Mahogany, Joe Lovano, Ernie Watts, Tim Ries, Sony Holland, Marvin “Smitty” Smith, and many others.

Ian Young is a freelance bassist from the Twin Cities. The son of internationally renowned bassist Jay Young, he grew up among some of the best in the business and found a love for music at a young age. He started playing at age 8, and by 12 he was subbing for his dad on corporate gigs, in the pit at various theaters, and anywhere else he could play. Since then he’s been on stage locally, and nationally with Just.Live, Hustle Rose, Ashley Gold, The New Congress, The Devine Collection, 1017, MPLS, Jay Young and The Lyric Factory, Desdamona, Mark Joesph, and more; and has shared concert billings with Wyclef Jean, Solange Knowles, Mint Condition, The Sugarhill Gang and Brett Michaels, among others. Ian attended McNally College of Music, studying Music Performance. He taught independently, as well as advising adjunctly at McNally Smith College of Music, and later The Billingsley School of Music and Arts. He founded the Minneapolis-based jazz/r&b/funk band “Color Me Kindly” in September of 2016. In February 2018 he joined the National Tour of the Broadway musical, RENT. He’s excited to be home for a bit this summer and can’t WAIT to play for his hometown.

What Other People Have Been Saying...

“… the music exploded, showering the room with a joyful exuberance usually reserved for dance halls and gospel services. And no one had more fun than Jay Young”
-Andrea Canter, Jazz Police