Michaels is a talented and well respected performer of Harp Music. He
plays the Traditional Gaelic Wire-Strung Harp (Cláirseach), the Wire-Strung Gothic Harp and
the Folk Harp. He also plays Classical Guitar and Bowed
specializes in Music from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras,
and Celtic Airs and Ballads. He has also arranged modern Music for the
Harp by artist such as The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Sting.
Michaels currently performs as a Soloist, and with his wife Abby as the
duo The Harper and The Minstrel. They have performed in many of parts
of the country.
Harp Music has appeared on several Television programs including the
NBC's "Parenthood" & Parks And Recreation, Fox's "Lie To Me" and the
HBO Series "Hung".
His fluid style and passionate playing have earned him praise from both audiences and fellow musicians alike.
Jay most recent CD is a collection of Instrumetnal Renaissance and Baroque Music called: TO THINE OWN HARP BE TRUE
In 2011 he released his New Age Harp album OPENING THE HARP CHAKRA.