JayEssRocks got his musical ear from many years of playing in the "trenches." His musical talents started to develop at an early age when he started learning the meaning of a blues riff from Wendy Ellefson his Band Teacher. JayEssRocks moved on after high school to the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!...had to say it), and failed miserably at class but, excelled at partying. However, JayEssRocks did get to play before 40,000 screaming Duck fans during halftime at home football games as part of the awesome Fighting Duck Marching Band. JayEssRocks joined the military after the University of Oregon put him on Academic Probation. He spent 6 loving months at the Military School of Music at Norfolk, Virginia before being sent to play before Generals, Presidents, Kings and Queens for 10 years...all in a variety of different states and countries. The one thread that holds all these experiences together is his love of food...or the fact that one has to eat to stay alive...you see, when one in on the road a lot, many crappy things happen to the food one eats, hence the first few mixes JayEssRocks has written. HelloHello and GetUpGetDown are taking off in a slightly different direction...more moody with anticipation.