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Jay Hitt

Jay's musical versatility and down to earth folk style speaks to the listener

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Jay Hitt is a versatile singer songwriter and has performed in many venues throughout the United States both as a solo artist and as a member of various bands. Jay has appeared on radio as part of the show “The Saturday Light Brigade” on WYEP FM in Pittsburgh as well as on television numerous times as a guest on the internationally broadcast program “His Place” and the program, “OnQ” on WQED.
Jay was invited to perform at a benefit and awards dinner for Pittsburgh Pirates owner Kevin McClatchy. Jay has appeared frequently at the Post Gazette Amphitheatre. He is a frequent performer in the annual Three Rivers Art Festival.Jay’s CD, “Gentle Persuader” was named as one of the top ten CDs of the year on WYEP. In November of 2001, Jay was selected to perform his song, “Come To America” during the Kaufmann’s/ WPXI Holiday parade in Pittsburgh. Most recently, Jay Performed at the Three Rivers Art Festival with singer songwriter Tom Chapin and at the Butler Regatta with Christopher Cross.
In 1994 Jay released the CD “Old Town” and in 1995 one of his original songs “Once Burned, Twice Shy” was included on the Blue Duck Records release “Swan Songs”. That release contained original music from various local and national recording artists including members of the band Rusted Root. He has written commercial music for radio advertising and composed the theme song for a television program.
The readers of Pittsburgh City Paper voted Jay the Best Acoustic Musician in Pittsburgh…twice!

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