Jay T: Choreographer / Director   

The creator of the “JAZZ FUNK” style. Jay T trained as a musician in piano, trumpet and voice. He studied with Joe and Delores Benjamin - Joe having played with Duke Ellington. As a dancer he trained with Phil Black in Jazz and William Chaison (Alvin Ailey) and Joan Palladino for modern.


Jay T has choreographed for feature films, television commercials, videos, corporate events and concert tours. He has worked with Prince, Salt N’ Pepa, Kool Moe Dee, Jennifer Lopez, Color Me Badd and many others. He is one of the choreographers for “The New Electric Company,” for PBS. He has choreographed concert pieces for Ohio State University, Princeton University, Montclair State University, DeSales University, University of Wisconsin and many others.


Recognized around the world - Jay T was the first American to tour Siberia, Russia to teach the Jazz Funk style as well as classic jazz musical theater and hip hop. He has taught in Egypt, Malaysia, Moscow, Paris, Amsterdam, Italy, Cyprus, Zurich, London, Osaka and Tokyo.


His in-depth knowledge of classic jazz, musical theater and as one of the early creators in hip hop have allowed Jay T to choreograph and teach in multiple venues; from the classroom to the concert stage, from the studio to the soundstage. 

jettejazz@excite.com

212-459-4210

Jay T & Maurice Hines

Jay T & Hinton Battle

Jay T & Vivian Nixon