1966/2017 – Jay Geils

From WikiJohn Warren Geils Jr. (February 20, 1946 – April 11, 2017), known professionally as J. Geils or Jay Geils, was an American guitarist. He was known as the leader of The J. Geils Band.

Growing up in New York City, Geils became interested in jazz and blues. After moving to Massachusetts for his college education, he formed the J. Geils Blues Band while still a student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Snoopy and the Sopwith Camel (Fall 1966) – Formed in Worcester, Massachusetts. A jug type acoustic band with Jay on guitars, Magic Dick on harp and Danny (Dr. Funk) Klein on washtub bass.

The J. Geils Blues Band (1966 – 1969) – In late 1966 or early 1967 they changed their name to The J. Geils Blues Band. (More)

After dropping the word “Blues” from their name, the band released their first album in 1970, performing soul and rhythm and blues-influenced rock music for most of the 1970s before turning to pop music in the 1980s.

Bluestime (1992 – 2004) – In 1992, Magic Dick re-united with his old friend and band mate Jay Geils and formed the band Bluestime. Bluestime featured Steve Ramsey on drums, Jerry Miller on guitar, and Roy McCloud on bass. McCloud was later replaced by Michael “Mudcat” Ward, who played with the band for several years before leaving to pursue other interests. Ward was subsequently replaced by bassist John Turner. The band was a fusion of Chicago blues and classic jazz. (More)

The New Guitar Summit (1995 – 2017) – New Guitar Summit is a jazz guitar group with it’s roots in the rich history and traditions of the jazz guitar. Founded in 1995 by Boston based guitarist Gerry Beaudoin, it has grown into a much in demand concert attraction across the USA and Canada. (More)

He died of natural causes at the age of 71 on April 11, 2017, at his home in Groton, Massachusetts.

Jay Geils has released two solo jazz records:
Jay Geils Plays Jazz (March 8th 2005)
Jay Geils Plays Toe Tappin Jazz (September 8th 2009)

Jay Geils: Tour Dates 2003 – Present Day

July 2003
07/12-13/2003 – North Atlantic Blues Festival, Harbor Park, Rockland, Maine – Anthony Gomes, Bubba Mac Blues Band, Willie Kent & the Gents Featuring Patricia Scott, E C Scott, Boston Blues Explosion Featuring: Dave Maxwell, Darrell Nulisch, Jerry Portnoy, Jay Geils, Otis Rush (Poster)

March 2006
03/30/2006 – Jay Geils Lecture @ The College Of The Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

December 2006
12/31/2006 – The Installers featuring Jay Geils @ the Bull Run Restaurant

May 2007
05/22/2007 Jay Geils with Sunny Crownover – Lowell Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

July 2007
07/01/2007Jay Geils and Gerry Beaudoin ‘The Kings Of Strings’ – Saugatuck Elementary School, 170 Riverside Avenue, Westport, Connecticut 06880
07/14/2007Jay Geils & Gerry Beaudoin Quintet – The Maudslay Arts Center, 95 Curzon Mill Road, Newburyport, MA

August 2007
08/25/2007 – 6th Annual Blues’N’Brews Festival w/ Roomful Of Blues and The Installers featuring Jay Geils

September 2007
09/15-16/2007 – Jay Geils @ The Premier Guitar Festival – Bayside Expo Center, Boston, MA – Live performances and meet-and-greets with accomplished guitarists (including blues rocker J. Geils) will be held throughout the weekend, along with workshops for every genre and skill level.

November 2007
11/28/2007Jay Geils & Gerry Beaudoin Trio – Free lecture and concert program at Quincy High School auditorium

December 2007
12/01/2007Jay Geils Day! – The Carriage House, part of the Stage Coach Inn 128 Main Street (Rt 119) Groton MA – w/Gerry Beaudoin and the Kings of Strings

February 2008
02/16/2008Jay Geils & Gerry Beaudoin @ Boothbay Harbor Opera House

April 2008
04/25/2008Jay Geils with Gerry Beaudoin and the Kings of Strings @ he Oasis Room at New London’s Garde Arts Center

June 2008
06/02/2008Jay Geils @ the Guitar Center, 750 Commonwealth Ave from 7 to 9 p.m
06/14/2008 – Arlington Spring Swing, Arlington Town Hall – Bellevue Cadillac with a special appearance by Jay Geils

July 2008
07/25/2008Jay Geils Gerry Beaudoin and the Kings of Strings @ the Regattabar, the Charles Hotel, One Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA

September 2008
09/12/2008 – The Kramer-Montgomery Band w/ James Cotton, Jay Geils & The Uptown Horns – Reel Blues Festival, The Roxy in Boston
09/13/2008 – The Kramer-Montgomery Band w/ James Cotton, Jay Geils & The Uptown Horns – Reel Blues Festival, Academy of Music, Northampton, MA

October 2008
10/10/2008 – James Montgomery w/ Jay Geils – Tupelo Music Hall

January 2009
01/29/2009 – James Montgomery Band featuring Jay Geils @ Infinity Hall, 20 Greenwoods Rd, W Norfolk, CT

September 2009
09/27/2009 – Westport Blues, Views and BBQ Festival w/ Jay Geils, Magic Dick, James Montgomery and the Cracked Ice Band
09/30/2009Jay Geils @ Showcase Live, Patriot Place, Foxboro, MA w/ Duke Robillard, Jerry Portnoy and Gordon Beadle

October 2009
10/16-17-18/2009 – The Colonel’s Super Dooper Guitar Party! w/ Jay Geils – German Hall, Pawtucket, RI
10/29/2009 – Live Tribute to James Cotton w/ Jay Geils – Boston House Of Blues, 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA 02215

March 2010
03/25/2010Jay Geils, David Maxwell & Others Play Blues For Haiti – Hotel Commonwealth, 500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

May 2010
05/14/2010Jay Geils w/ Karrin Allyson, Bucky Pizzarelli, Gerry Beaudoin, Harry Allen, Les Harris Jr. and Jesse Williams – Showcase Live, 23 Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA 02035
05/21/2010Jay Geils & Gerry Beaudoin Quintet – Infinity Music Hall, 20 Greenwoods Road East, Norfolk, CT 06058

June 2010
06/18/2010 – Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood with Special Guests Jay Geils & Gerry Beaudoin – Middle New Hampshire Arts & Entertainment Center, 316 Central Street Franklin, NH

July 2010
07/19/2010New Guitar Summit – Boston House Of Blues, 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA (CLOSED DOOR EVENT)

November 2010
11/12/2010Jay Geils, Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson & Brooks Young Band – The Flying Monkey, 39 Main Street, Plymouth, NH 03264
11/20/2010 – Jeff Pitchell, Jay Geils, Gerry Beaudoin & Texas Flood – Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge Street, Collinsville, CT
11/26/2010 – WZLX Presents Jay Geils w/ Jeff Pitchell, Gerry Beaudoin and Texas Flood – The Hard Rock Cafe in Boston

December 2010
12/31/2010 – The Installers & Special Guest Jay Geils – Devens Common Center, Devens, MA

January 2011
01/22/2011Jay Geils with Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood – The Bull Run Restaurant, 215 Great Road, Rt. 2A, Shirley, MA 01464

March 2011
03/17/11 – Boston Rock Legends All Star Concert w/ Magic Dick, Danny Klein and Jay Geils – Showcase Live, 23 Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA 02035
03/18/11 – Boston Rock Legends All Star Concert w/ Magic Dick, Danny Klein and Jay Geils – The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
03/19/11 – Boston Rock Legends All Star Concert w/ Magic Dick, Danny Klein and Jay Geils – The Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201
03/20/11 – Boston Rock Legends All Star Concert w/ Magic Dick, Danny Klein and Jay Geils – Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 30 Center Street, VT 05701
03/25/11Jay Geils, Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood With Special Guest Gerry Beaudoin – The Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave. Westerly, RI 02891

April 2011
04/02/2011 – BLUES SHOWCASE – Jay Geils w/ Jeff Pitchell, Gerry Beaudoin & The Texas Flood – The Landing At Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, Maine 04074

May 2011
05/06/2011 – Joe Louis Walker w/ guests Jay Geils and Gerry Beaudoin – The Bull Run Restaurant, 215 Great Road, Rt. 2A, Shirley, MA
05/14/2011Jay Geils with Gerry Beaudoin, Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood – The Misquamicut Spring Festival
05/21/2011 Jay Geils All-Star Jazz & Blues Revue – Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts , 40 Stow St., Concord, MA 01742 w/ Gerry Beaudoin; two-time Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Fred Lipsius from Blood, Sweat and Tears; and multi instrumentalist and vocalist Doug Bell from the Bellvue Cadillacs. The band is rounded out by Gerard Beaudoin on vibes, Les Harris Jr. on drums, and Jesse Williams on bass.
05/27/2011Jay Geils with Gerry Beaudoin, and Jeff Pitchell – The C Note, 159 Nantasket Ave. Hull, Ma. 02045

June 2011
06/18/2011Jay Geils and Jeff Pitchell with Gerry Beaudoin & Texas Flood – (Joe’s Pub) The Joseph Papp Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street between East 4th and Astor Place, New York’s East Village

July 2011
07/03/2011Jay Geils and Jeff Pitchell with Gerry Beaudoin & Texas Flood – Jonathans Restaurant, 92 Bourne Lane , Ogunquit, Maine
07/06/2011Jay Geils All-Star Jazz & Blues Revue w/ Gerry Beadoin, Harry Allen, & Doug Bell (Bellevue Cadillac) – The Flying Monkey, 39 South Main Street, Plymouth, NH

August 2011
08/21/2011 – Jeff Pitchell w/ Jay Geils – City Limits Bar & Cafe, 2627 Waterbury Rd, Thomaston, CT

September 2011
09/09/2011The Jay Geils Showcase f. Jeff Pitchell – Blue Ocean Music Hall, 4 Oceanfront North, Salisbury, MA
09/10/2011The J. Geils Jazz Quintet with Special Guests – The Barn at Castle Hill, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich MA
09/11/2011 – The Installers & Special Guest Jay Geils – Wachusett Mountain, 499 Mountain Road, Princeton, MA
09/18/2011PRIVATE PARTY J. GEILS SHOWCASE, featuring Jay Geils, Jeff Pitchell w/Texas Flood & Gerry Beaudoin
09/18/2011 – Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood w/ Special Guest Jay Geils @ Smokin’ Blues BBQ, Londonderry NH
09/30/2011The Jay Geils Showcase f. Jeff Pitchell w/Texas Flood & Gerry Beaudoin – 1 Bridge Street, Collinsville CT

October 2011
10/14/2011 – Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood w/ Jay Geils & Gerry Beaudoin @ Septembers, 92 View Street, Chicopee, MA 01020
10/21/2011The Jay Geils Showcase f. Jeff Pitchell, Texas Flood & The Jeffettes w/ Gerry Beaudoin @ The MET, Hope Artist Village, 1005 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860
10/22/2011Jay Geils and Jeff Pitchell with Gerry Beaudoin & Texas Flood – The Bull Run Restaurant, 215 Great Rd Shirley, MA
10/28-29/2011Jay Geils Jazz & Blues Revue f. Gerry Beaudoin, Harry Allen, Fred Lipsius & Doug Bell @ Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA
10/29/2011 – Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood w/ Jay Geils & Gerry Beaudoin @ The Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

November 2011
11/04/2011Jay Geils & Friends Showcase w/ Jeff Pitchell, Texas Flood, Gerry Beaudoin & Marty Richards @ Boston Billiard Club, Nashua, NH
11/07/2011PRIVATE PARTY. J. GEILS SHOWCASE, featuring J Geils, Jeff Pitchell w/Texas Flood & Gerry Beaudoin @ Boston
11/14/2011Jay Geils & Friends Showcase, Boston Billiard Club, 55 Northeastern Blvd. Nashua, NH 03062
11/19/2011 – Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood w/ Jay Geils & Gerry Beaudoin @ Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
11/25/2011 – Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood w/ Jay Geils & Gerry Beaudoin @ The Knickerbocker Cafe , 35 Railroad Ave, Westerly, RI 02891

December 2011
12/31/2011 – New Years Eve With Jay Geils and Jeff Pitchell @ The Bull Run Restaurant, Shirley, MA

January 2012
01/07/2012 – The Darrell Nulisch Band @ The Regatta Bar, Cambridge, MA w/ guests Jay Geils, David Maxwell, Marty Ballou & Marty Richards
01/14/2012 – The J. Geils Jazz and Blues Review @ Showcase Live, Patriot Place, Foxborough MA (CANCELLED)
01/16/2012 – Joe Louis Walker & Jay Geils w/ The Les Paul Trio @ The Iridium, New York, NY

Febuary 2012
02/03/2012 – An evening with Jay Geils, Jeff Pitchell & Gerry Beaudoin @ Scullers Jazz Club
02/18/2012Jay Geils, Jeff Pitchell & Gerry Beaudoin @ Brians Backyard BBQ, Middletown, NY

March 2012
03/24/2012Jay Geils, Jeff Pitchell, Gerry Beaudoin & Texas Flood @ Bridge Street Live, Collinsvile, CT

April 2012
04/07/2012Jay Geils, Jeff Pitchell, Gerry Beaudoin & Texas Flood @ The Bijou Theatre, Bridgeport, CT
04/21/2012Jay Geils, Jeff Pitchell, Gerry Beaudoin & Texas Flood @ Stash’s Cafe, New London, CT

May 2012
05/25/2012Jay Geils, Jeff Pitchell, Gerry Beaudoin & Texas Flood @ Fairfield Theatre, Stage One, Fairfield, CT

June 2012
06/07/2012 – Jeff Pitchell w/ Jay Geils & Gerry Beaudoin @ Harbour Point, Stamford, CT (Private Party)
06/20/2012Jay Geils and Friends f. Jeff Pitchell, Gerry Beaudoin @ Three Stages, Folsom Lake College, CA
06/21/2012 – Jeff Pitchell w/ Bob Weir, Jay Geils, Gerry Beaudoin & Texas Flood (Special Guest Phil Lesh from the Grateful Dead) @ TRI Studios, San Rafael, CA
06/22/2012Jay Geils and Friends f. Jeff Pitchell, Gerry Beaudoin @ Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA
06/23/2012Jay Geils and Friends f. Jeff Pitchell, Gerry Beaudoin @ Ramona Mainstage, Ramona, CA
06/24/2012Jay Geils and Friends f. Jeff Pitchell, Gerry Beaudoin (Special Guest Phil Lesh from the Grateful Dead) @ Yoshi’s, San Francisco, CA
06/30/2012 – The J. Geils Jazz and Blues Review @ Showcase Live, Patriot Place, Foxborough MA (ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 14TH)

July 2012
06/06/12Jay Geils With Jeff Pitchell, Gerry Beaudoin & Texas Flood @ Jonathan’s, Ogunquit, Maine

August 2012
08/04/12Jay Geils, Gerry Beaudoin & Jeff Pitchell @ C Note, Hull MA
08/25/12 – Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood with Jay Geils & Gerry Beaudoin @ The Terryville Lions Fair, CT

September 2012
09/28/12 – Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood f. Jay Geils @ The Last Green Festival, Brooklyn, CT

October 2012
10/28/12 – The Blues Audience 21st anniversary Live @ The Bull Run f. Jay Geils, The Chris Fitz Band, Allizon Lissance & Diane Blue, Peter “Hi-Fi” Ward, Eric Green, Gary Bernath, Professor Harp, Fran Calo and Tokyo Tramps, Ronnie Earl, Jeff Majeau and Steve Wolpe

November 2012
11/16/12 – Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood with Jay Geils & Gerry Beaudoin @ Bridge Street Live, Collinsvile, CT
11/23/12 – Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood with Jay Geils & Gerry Beaudoin @ Bull Run Restaurant, MA

December 2012
12/08/12 – Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood with Jay Geils & Gerry Beaudoin @ Chocolate Church Arts Center, Maine

January 2013
01/12/13 – Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood with Jay Geils & Gerry Beaudoin @ The Palace Theater, Stafford Springs, CT

March 2013
03/01/13 – Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood with Jay Geils & Gerry Beaudoin @ Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, Maine
03/02/13 – Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood with Jay Geils & Gerry Beaudoin @ Firefly’s, Marlborough MA
03/30/13 – Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood with Jay Geils & Gerry Beaudoin @ Bridge Street Live, Collinsvile, CT

April 2013
04/11/13 – The Blues Jam! @ The Acton Jazz Cafe – Host: Pat “Hatrack” Gallagher on harp w/ Michael Avery on drums, Jim Guttmann on bass and guest Jay Geils.
04/20/13Jay Geils With Jeff Pitchell, Gerry Beaudoin & Texas Flood @ The Rock Junction, Coventry, RI

May 2013
05/04/13Jay Geils All-Star Jazz & Blues Revue @ Rockport, MA
05/30/13 – Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood with Jay Geils & Gerry Beaudoin @ Scullers Jazz Club, Boston, MA

July 2013
07/27/13 – The New Guitar Summit f. Jay Geils, Gerry Beaudoin & Howard Alden @ The Marblehead Summer Jazz ’13
07/28/13 – Deadwax Record Show @ Hilton Garden Inn Burlington-Boston f. Jay Geils and Gerry Beaudoin Signing records and CD’s etc. https://www.facebook.com/DeadwaxRecordShows

August 2013
08/24/13Jay Geils Jazz Quintet @ Tupelo Music Hall, Londonderry, NH
08/17/13 – The New Guitar Summit f. Jay Geils, Gerry Beaudoin & Howard Alden @ The Provincetown Jazz Festival

April 2014
04/03/14 – The Jay Geils Jazz & Blues Revue @ Johnny D’s Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, Somerville, MA (CANCELLED)

May 2014
05/31/14 – James Cotton Blues Band w/ Guest Guitarist Jay Geils @ Larcom Theatre, Beverly, MA

October 2014
10/25/14 – The Jay Geils Jazz & Blues Revue @ Johnny D’s Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, Somerville, MA (RE-SCHEDULED FROM APRIL 3rd )

February 2015
02/13/15 – Duke Robillard @ The Bull Run w/ Guest Guitarist Jay Geils
02/14/15 – Doug Bell & Bellevue Cadillac Valentine’s Day Ball @ The Bull Run w/ Guest Guitarist Jay Geils (Facebook photo by Doug Bell)

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