GonzalesTX Main Street Concert Series – Jay Perez
Join us in Gonzales every Friday in June for the annual Gonzales Main Street Concert Series! Food, Drinks, Games, and live music all free, on the square, in downtown Gonzales!
7:00pm Magnifico Siete
8:30pm Jay Perez
Friday, June 24th
Jay Perez is an American Tejano musician, who is known for his mixing of Rhythm and Blues with traditional Tejano music. Initially a drummer, he became a leading vocalist for Latin Breed and David Lee Garza y los Musicales. Perez began a solo career in the early 1990s and has released several solo albums. He has also won several Tejano Music Awards. To his fan base, he is known as “The Voice”. Jay Perez started off his musical career as a drummer. He was then asked by fellow musician Oscar Montemayor (David Lee Garza y los Musicales) to sing a song; Oscar then got him an audition withthe Latin Breed. Perez showed up expecting to sit behind a drumset, which made then-Latin Breeddrummer Richard Soliz laugh, since on the stage there was only a microphone. He stayed with the Latin Breed for about a year. He then got an audition with David Lee Garza y los Musicales, and sang with Garza for two and a half years. He then started his solo career in the mid-’90s, getting the best musicians in the Tejano Music industry for his band. His band is known as “the Band” and has won numerous awards for their studio work. Learn more about Jay Perez and the Band at www.jayperezandtheband.com