Pepper Jay, author of new book “Dynamic Song Performance: The Singer’s Bible,” is nominated for the 8th Annual Diamond Rose Awards, presented November 13 by the Multicultural Motion Picture Association. Jay is also a working actor, lawyer, movie director, producer, and public speaker.
Pepper Jay, author, actor, attorney, movie director producer and public speaker, is nominated for the 8th Annual Diamond Rose Awards, being presented by the Multicultural Motion Picture Association (MMPA) of Hollywood, during their “Lady in Red” Soiree, Sunday, November 13, at the Peninsula Beverly Hills Hotel, in their Verandah Room & Terrace. Tickets/info: https://www.facebook.com/Multicultural-Motion-Picture-Association-MMPA-193604400686369/.
Pepper Jay has worn many hats: Actor, Lawyer, Mentor, Mother, Performer, Producer, Public Speaker, and Translator, to name a few. Pepper Jay began her performance career at age 5. When she wasn’t appearing in television sitcoms, such as ‘The Real McCoys’, she was performing on stage in school, at local parks, or community theater. From ages 5 to 15, Pepper also danced and played her accordion for charity events and fund-raisers.
After graduating from San Diego State University, Pepper Jay obtained a lifetime teaching credential from the State of California and taught in the Los Angeles Public School System for over a decade. During the 1970′s, Pepper taught at Hollywood High School, John Muir Junior High School, and, at Crenshaw High School, where she was also in charge of coordinating and producing shows by the hundred-plus member drill team. Pepper Jay was the English as a Second Language Coordinator for a portion of the vital inner City on L.A. program.
Although Pepper Jay completed her pubic teaching career in 1983, she continues to her private performance teaching and coaching, specializing in acting and song performance skills. Jay also continues her public speaking engagements for both public and private schools; sharing with school children topics such as ‘Listen and Be Heard,’ and ‘The Power of Money.’
In 1990, Pepper Jay became John Michael Ferrari’s performance coach. In 1991, they partnered to create their entertainment company, Pepper Jay Productions LLC. PJP produces music, film, TV, Internet shows, and live entertainment. PJP also produces and publishes the Actors Podcast Network, consisting of over fifteen informative and entertaining shows on three channels: Actors Reporter, Actors Entertainment, and Actors Radio, from her centrally-located studio in Hollywood, California.
From 1993 through 2008, Pepper Jay created and hosted the Working Actors Group, offering on-camera and cold reading workshops to working actors. In 1998, Ferrari joined Jay as a performance coach for singers and actors. Today, Pepper Jay is found on both sides of the camera. She continues to be a producer of live music entertainment and media content, director of films (‘Hercules In Hollywood’), documentaries (‘Women Warriors’), and music videos (‘Run’). She coaches performance skills for actors, speakers, and singers. Pepper (“SAG-AFTRA and AEA”) also remains a working actor (“The Call” – 2011, “Midlife” – 2011, “Brooklyn USA” – 2010, “Marked” -2007).