82Dreams is a DJ/Drummer combo that embraces the spontaneity of creating music in the moment. Combining raw drum tracks with trance inspired mixes, 82Dreams capitalizes on their unique musical connection to create one amazing live performance after the other.
Jay spent his formative years cutting his teeth in the Chicago music scene. His most recent effort in the windy city was the band A.P. (Absolutely Perfect). AP gained midwest success playing such venues as The Double Door in Chicago and Otto's Nightclub in Dekalb, IL. The band's highest accolade was playing the Taste of Chicago two years straight for thousands of fans. Along the way they released three full length albums and found regular radio air play on Q101 and WONC 89.1. AP was a unique mix of Funk, Hip Hop and Rock.
Jay started his first band called 3crease in 1997 when longtime friend Schmed asked him to learn how to play the drums. The two recruited mutual friend Cheech to form a band that merged the sounds of Rage Against the Machine with Sublime and took over the town of Oswego. The trio became the talk of the town and headlined it's summer festival "Prairie Fest" three years in a row. In that time the band recorded three full length albums and is still revered today as the "hometown band that everyone grew up on." 3crease stood for three things; life, unity and music.