Looking for a crowd-pleasing entertainer for your next event? Jay Casmirri will treat your audience to amazing vocals, acoustic guitar and piano on favorites from the 70's to today. Currently, Jay is appearing at venues all over the Midwest. The Eagles, Billy Joel, Elton John, Steve Miller, Alex Clare, The Beatles, Oasis -- these are but a sampling of the selections that thrill audiences wherever Jay plays.
An amazing time had by all. Very talented. Great music selection and super easy to work with.
I asked Jay if he would MC the whole wedding reception instead of just play music. He nailed it! He helped keep us organized when we weren't.
Jay is great and did a wonderful job for us. Highly recommended.
Response from Jay Casmirri - Vocals/Guitar/Piano:
Thanks, Randy. Your idea to have me MC, DJ and play live music made for a very fun night for me. You have a great group of friends and relatives, too! Thanks again for making me a part of your night!
We had a great night listening and singing along to Jay. He has a great voice and the guitar added to the experience. Jay interacted with the group and was a perfect entertainment for my wife’s 40th Birthday Party.
Response from Jay Casmirri - Vocals/Guitar/Piano:
Thanks, Ryan, you have a great group of friends. Thanks for making me part of your party!
Jay did our event and we could not have been more pleased. His demeanor, talent, song selection and overall experience was fantastic. We would certainly hire him again and would recommend you do the same.
Great set list. Highly recommend you book!
Jay is friendly, easy to work with and gave a great show! We would definitely recommend him! We had many, many positive comments and requests for his contact information. Jay was a big hit!
Jay did a outstanding job and is very professional. I would recommend Jay for any event .
Jay was so great that I wished we would of booked him for the main show later in the evening. He is so versatile in his music and has such a joy to him! He was so awesome that I had to talk to him before leaving about doing a cocktail hour for my wedding this fall.
You won’t regret having Jay!
We hired Jay to play for a birthday event. Not only were his vocals and music great, he interacted fantastic with our guests. We would definitely hire him again, you will not be disappointed!
Jay was fantastic for our holiday party at our house. Everyone loved him and he was great to work with! He has a wide range of music so I'm sure he can do whatever people want! We will definitely have him play again!
"A Good Time Was Had By All" explains it well. Jay entertained at a private party that we attended Saturday. Even though we went for the friends, food and drink, Jay was the icing on the cake. His song selection, talent and ability to keep the small crowd engaged is everything you’d want. It was easy to see that he was enjoying it about as much as we were. Check out his play list. If that’s your kind of music, he’s your guy.
Very professional he can really play that keyboard a guitar and the voice was spot on
We will have him back for sure
Jay was great for our Christmas party, played great mix of music, took requests and engaged the crowd. He was very professional. I would definitely recommend him!
Jay is a true professional and an amazing singer. He is very talented and made our wedding memorable. Great vocals in addition to playing the piano and guitar. Cannot wait to hear him play again.
Response from Jay Casmirri - Vocals/Guitar/Piano:
Lisa - thanks so much for taking the time to review me, and for making me a part of your special day! I truly enjoyed playing for such a nice group!
It was perfect for what we needed at the time slot. Jay is a great guy and a very talented musician. Highly recommended!
We were planning a 2 year Anniversary Party for Stork Orthodontics and were looking for some live music. I was very nervous to hire anyone because I wanted talent that everyone could enjoy and we could be proud of. Hiring Jay was the best thing we could have done. I received so many compliments and patients/parents kept asking for his name and information to hire him for their events. I was so sad when the event ended- I just wanted to listen to Jay sing/play some more. I would highly recommend you hire Jay. He is an awesome talent, has a great personality, is easy to work with, and worth your investment for entertainment.
Jay was outstanding as he played for over 4 hours at the pine lake country club in Eldora April 11, 2014. He has a great voice and is very talented with the guitar and the key board. All he did was play and sing. He took one 10minute break. He did not self promote or try to be a wise guy. He was a real crowd pleaser, playing a great variety of 70s tunes. I booked him for another event this summer. He is very reasonable and all the guests were very impressed.
We had Jay for a reception for our national sales meeting. He performed throughout the reception, and was very well received. Jay does a great job, and has the ability to perform many different styles of music, which is great for a group of different ages, backgrounds, etc. We enjoyed him so much, we had him perform at a different corporate reception also.
I, as well as many others who attended my 30 year class reunion thouroughly enjoyed listening to the music and vocals Jay performed at our event. It made for a very nice environment for others to mingle and yet converse that evening. We also liked the selection of music he played as that brought back memories of our youth! Kudos to Jay!
The songs were good and he sings them very well.
I've been listening to Jay perform for over 20 years now. His vocal style and ebullient, playful charisma just adds to the overall enjoyment of his gigs. The crowds always dig him and he loves requests.
What to Expect
Jay Casmirri is an amazing singer, as well as playing great arrangements on guitar and piano on a wide range of songs that please a wide range of audiences. Sometimes a little bit rock, sometimes a little bit country, with tons of old favorites and some of the best new songs as well, just to be sure that everyone is happy. Full sound systems in several configurations included, along with stage lighting when needed. Just show Jay where to plug in, and he'll take care of the rest!
Jay Casmirri is a vocalist who accompanies himself on both guitar and piano (not at the same time!). He has an amazing voice, and plays songs that prove to be crowd-pleasers at every performance.
After almost 30 years of being a part of the Arizona music scene, Jay relocated to Des Moines, Iowa in 2012. In Arizona, he fronted the popular duo "THE BLENDERZ" for 15 years. Prior to that, he provided lead vocals, guitar and piano to several valley bands, as well as soloing since 1980. Also a songwriter, Jay composed a song entitled "Let It Light Our Way" as a fundraiser for the Space Shuttle Childrens' Fund (which was used at the Challenger Memorial Visitor Center for many years) and wrote and engineered an original score for the independent film "WAR".
He has also written, performed and recorded numerous jingles and radio spots, including his recent writing and performance of a song for SEVEN CLANS CASINOS in Minnesota through his now-Iowa-based creative company, Vivid Gray, Inc.
These days, Jay is dedicating more of his time to performing live music, and looks forward to meeting you at his next appearance around Des Moines.
Additional Booking Notes
Jay is a very flexible performer and despite playing both piano and guitar, can set up in a very small space, or can cover 1,000 or more in an outdoor setting.
Current main playlist includes (but is not limited to):
A Love Song - Loggins & Messina
African Friend - Jimmy Buffett
Already Gone - Eagles
Amarillo By Morning - George Strait
American Pie - Don McLean
Amie - Pure Prairie League
Ashes of Love - Desert Rose Band
Big Old Jet Airliner - Steve Miller
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Cadillac Ranch - Bruce Springstein
Close Your Eyes - James Taylor
Coconut - Harry Nilsson
Crazy Love - Poco
The Dance - Garth Brooks
Danny’s Song - Kenny Loggins
Defying Gravity - Jesse Winchester
Don't Pass Me By - Beatles
Fishin’ in the Dark - Dirt Band
Free Falling - Tom Petty
Get Back - Beatles
Glad All Over - Dave Clark Five
Good Riddance - Green Day
Heart of the Matter - Don Henley
Horse with No Name - America
Hotel California - Eagles
I Shot the Sherriff - Eric Clapton
I’ve Just Seen a Face - Beatles
It Doesn't Matter Anymore - Buddy Holly
Jack & Dianne - John Mellencamp
Keep Your Hands to Yourself - G Sats
LA Freeway - Jerry Jeff Walker
Landslide - Stevie Nicks
Last Train to Clarksville - Monkees
Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton
Let Her Go - Hootie & the Blowfish
Louise - Bonnie Raitt
Lynda - Steve Wariner
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
Mary Jane's Last Dance - Tom Petty
Me & Julio - Paul Simon
Moon Shadow - Cat Stevens
My Maria - Brooks & Dunn/BW Stevenson
Muskrat Love - Willis Alan Ramsey
Needle & the Damage Done - Neil Young
Never Been to Spain - 3 Dog Night/H Axton
Old Tennessee - Dan Fogelberg
Peaceful, Easy Feeling - Eagles
Rain Medley - CCR
Real Good Way - James House
Red Ball Texas Flyer - J. Riopelle
Seven Bridges Road - Eagles
Small Town Saturday Night - Hal Ketchum
Southern Cross - Crosby, Stills, Nash
Sunshine Go Away Today - Jon Edwards
Story in Your Eyes - Moody Blues
Take It Easy - Eagles
Tequila Sunrise - Eagles
That’ll Be the Day - Buddy Holly
Third Rate Romance - Rhythm Aces
Ventura Highway - America
Viola, An American Dream - Dirt Band
Wildfire - Michael Murphy
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot
Your Mamma Don’t Dance - Loggins & Messina
Bennie & the Jets - Elton John
Candle in the Wind - Elton John
Cat’s in the Cradle - Harry Chapin
Daniel - Elton John
Desperado - Eagles
Doctor My Eyes - Jackson Browne
End of the Innocence - Don Henley
Home - Philip Philips
I Guess That’s Why They Call... - Elton John
Imagine - John Lennon
Oh Darlin - Beatles
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Rhythm of the Rain - Dan Fogelberg Version
Sad Songs Say So Much - Elton John
Shower the People - James Taylor
Take It To the Limit - Eagles
Take the Long Way Home - Supertramp
The Way It Is - Bruce Hornsby
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
Too Close - Alex Claire
Watchin’ the Wheels - John Lennon
Wild World - Cat Stevens
Your Song - Elton John
Be My Home
Can’t Hold Back
Cheatin is Too Nice a Word
Let It Light Our Way
Somewhere Down the Line
Influences & Inspiration
The Eagles, Billy Joel, Elton John, Steve Miller, Cat Stevens, Alex Clare, Dirt Band, Jim Croce, Harry Chapin, Kenny Loggins, and many more!
Level Stage Area at least 8' square preferred