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Jay Fortier

(Guitar, bass, tenor banjo, pedal steel, keyboards, vocals)

Jay Fortier with his Collection

Jay Fortier with his Collection

 

Jay Fortier - Strawberry Fields, Central Park, NYC (4-24-13)

Jay Fortier – Strawberry Fields, Central Park, NYC (4-24-13)

Hometown: Manistee, MI
Current residence: Jenison, MI

Attended Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI, 1968 to 1971
Graduated from Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI, 1992

  • The Coachmen (first official group encounter 1963)
  • The Ramrods
  • The Magnatones
  • The Fendermen
  • Band X
  • North Country
  • Don Dougherty Band
  • Pyramid
  • Red Apple Road
  • Roger Harcourt
  • Galligan Brothers Band
  • Songbird
  • Caffeine
  • The Weatherhead
  • Hickory Wind
  • Gold Rush
  • Murphy Brothers Band
  • The Kingtones
  • The Moonrays

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Current / ongoing projects:

  • Bo White and The Bluezers
  • ODR / Old Dudes Rock
  • Extravagramza (Denny Gramza Trio)
  • Wooden Nickel
  • Small Group Therapy

Jay’s Old School 1963 Fender Jazz Bass, is featured in www.notreble.com

This time, we’re showcasing Fender’s Jazz bass from the same year, and specifically Jay Fortier‘s ’63 Jazz.

Jay Fortier’s 1963 fender jazz bass full in case

I am honored that my bass (and in turn, me…) have been profiled in this article. Check it out! Big thanks to Corey at “All Bass. No Treble” for contacting me and putting this all together. Rock on!

 

http://www.notreble.com/buzz/2012/03/06/old-school-1963-fender-jazz-bass/

 

 

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Band X at Parkway Tropics
Band X at Parkway Tropics
Band X is Happening
Band X is Happening
Band X promo photo 2
Band X promo photo 2
Band X promo photo 1
Band X promo photo 1
Jay Fortier barrel band shot
Jay Fortier barrel band shot
Jay Fortier color photo
Jay Fortier color photo
Band X
Band X
The Fendermen with Jay Fortier
The Fendermen with Jay Fortier
Band X homecoming
Band X homecoming
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th_Scanned from a Xerox multifunction device
The Fendermen May 1966
The Fendermen May 1966
Band X, early 1968. (L-R) Dan Hansen (RIP), Jim Toczynski, Al Swanson, Joe King, Jay Fortier. Thanks to Ma Lou for getting it to me! (photo by Ron Muszynski)
Band X, early 1968. (L-R) Dan Hansen (RIP), Jim Toczynski, Al Swanson, Joe King, Jay Fortier. Thanks to Ma Lou for getting it to me! (photo by Ron Muszynski)

 

 

 

 

 

3 Responses to Jay Fortier

  1. Jim Tabaczka says:

    Jay, Jim Tabaczka, I live in Grand Haven not too far from Jenison. I am amazed by your musical talent & all the bands you have been in. I really enjoyed seeing youbin Manistee with Band X & Bo White & the Bluezers. Also enjoyed Red Apple Rd.. I am not a musician & I envy you guys.

  2. Doug Taylor says:

    This website would like to congratulate Jay on being featured in this article. Please scroll up to Jay’s Page and read the story from the Link and visit his page.

    Jay’s Old School 1963 Fender Jazz Bass, is featured in http://www.notreble.com

    This time, we’re showcasing Fender’s Jazz bass from the same year, and specifically Jay Fortier‘s ’63 Jazz.

  3. Jay Fortier says:

    Like so many musicians who have been active for a number of years, I’ve been fortunate to have been involved with many bands, artists and recording projects. Here’s my list, from the early years to the present:

    The Coachmen
    The Ramrods
    The Magnatones
    The Fendermen
    Band X
    North Country
    Don Dougherty Band
    Pyramid
    Red Apple Road
    Roger Harcourt
    Galligan Brothers Band
    Caffeine
    The Weatherheads
    Hickory Wind
    Gold Rush
    Murphy Brothers Band
    The Kingtones
    The Moonrays
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    Current / ongoing projects:

    Bo White and The Bluezers
    ODR / Old Dudes Rock
    Extravagramza (Denny Gramza Trio)
    Wooden Nickel
    Small Group Therapy

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