Over the years Jay Graydon has performed in countless TV shows and other events and on this page we will give you a few
of them via the streaming videos posted at Youtube as well as other videos from
our archives. Please note, some of the videos feature Jay's songs although he does not perform himself in all videos posted below.
What you may not know, however, is that it all started when Jay was touring in Japan with his All Star Band in 1994, and he was asked
to play the STAR SPANGLED BANNER with a Jimi Hendrix kind of flavor.
"Since the request for the song, I had one night to figure out some chord melody stuff. A while later, I realized I should
work out a complete chord melody arrangement."
The rest is history as they say and as we all know that resulted in the beautiful chord melody arrangement, which Jay plays on
the BEBOP album.
Jay and Randy are currently hard at work on their second JaR album and while waiting for the new
album, you might enjoy this video featuring this timely and newsworthy song - THE CABO CAD - from their first album SCENE 29.
This JaR video features the wonderful power
ballad - WORLDS APART - also from their first album SCENE 29.
A TV show - probably the Alan Thicke TV show "Thicke of the Night" or maybe another TV show called Friday's - live
performance in the late 80s with Al Jarreau doing ROOF
GARDEN. Jay Graydon on guitar, George Hawkins on bass, Alex Acuna on drums, Chuck Findley and Jerry Hey on
horns, Tom Canning on keyboard.
Carmen Twillie, Richard Page and Steve George on backing vocals. (Not very good footage quality, though.)
From the TV show Friday's - Jay Graydon on guitar obviously, Al Jarreau, Alex Acuna on drums, Tom Canning on
piano, Chuck Findley and Jerry Hey on horns, Larry Williams on sax, Bill
Reichenbach on trombone, George Hawkins on bass, Lenny Castro on percussion, Richard Page, Carmen Twillie, Steve George
on background vocals - in brief THE REAL DEAL - doing WE'RE IN THIS LOVE TOGETHER.
BREAKIN' AWAY, which is also in this
video, was filmed on the same show as in the previous video with ROOF GARDEN with that set up of musicians and background
Earth, Wind & Fire doing Jay Graydon's Grammy winning song AFTER THE LOVE HAS GONE live. (Please note: Jay is not
performing in this video.)
Bill Champlin (Chicago, Sons of Champlin) doing the same song during a live performance with Earth, Wind & Fire and
Chicago. Bill Champlin co-wrote the song with Jay Graydon and David Foster and it
was Grammy awarded as BEST R&B SONG in 1979 and it was also Grammy
nominated SONG OF THE YEAR. Bill Champlin's version of the song is included
on Jay Graydon's album AIRPLAY FOR THE PLANET. (Please
note: Jay is not performing in this video.)
In the recording studio with Donald Fagen and Walter Becker of Steely Dan when they go through the making of the song
PEG and explain why Jay was their obvious final choice after turning down 7-8 other guitar players... "and
then finally Jay Graydon came in and did it with no difficulty whatsoever" as Walter puts it. (Please note: Jay is
performing on the soundtrack that Donald and Walter are playing here, but is not appearing in this video.)