Jay was born and raised in the small town of Mullica Hill, NJ. Even at a young age, he remembers becoming acquainted with Eagles music from his parents' "Hell Freezes Over" album. In fact, "Hotel California" was one of the first songs he ever learned on guitar when he first picked up the hobby at age 15. 

He has been studying vocal performance since age 14 and, as a member of various prestigious choral groups, has performed at Carnegie Hall, sang the National Anthem for the Philadelphia Phillies, and had the great honor of singing the hymns for afternoon mass at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.

Justin attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, where he joined the Rutgers University Glee Club - one of the most prestigious male choirs in the country. After graduating from Rutgers University in 2013, Justin moved to Nashville, Tennessee to start the next chapter of his music career.

Since then, he has been writing songs and working full-time as a singer and guitar player in downtown Nashville. His musical influences include James Taylor, The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, and of course: The Eagles!

When he is not on tour with 7 Bridges or playing at a honky tonk on Broadway, he can be seen at a local songwriter round or enjoying some of the other great bands that Nashville has to offer.