As the author of “Dynamic Song Performance, The Singer’s Bible”, Pepper Jay, with contributions by John Michael Ferrari, give detailed advice, with a strong and exact foundation in the real world, acknowledging the “Stardust Dreams” that everyone may have about success in music, the foundation truth, that Talent is not all you need, but Determination, Drive and an Honesty in living is also required.
“Dynamic Song Performance, The Singer’s Bible”, includes a preface by Allison Iraheta, and photographs by John Michael Ferrari, Jeff Knight, and John Wright. This book is a complete work, it has everything one could want and more, it is the new standard of knowledge in an industry known for devouring the weak. Recently, Pepper Jay was honored by the Multicultural Motion Picture Association with the Diamond Rose Award in Entertainment for 2016. Pepper Jay is also an American Ambassador for Arts 4 Peace Awards, soon to travel to Lagos, Nigeria on behalf of that organization.
“Dynamic Song Performance, The Singer’s Bible” is only “how-to” / Performance Instructional book for singers, magicians, comics, actors, and others. The reason for this evaluation is the book sets its focus on audience and reading their reaction as the measure of how to create the perfect atmosphere to work in. The book explains what a performer must do to capture and maintain the attention of the camera and audience, and keep them coming back for more, to keep crowds enthralled, and turn listeners and viewers into loyal fans.
Pepper Jay (Susan Carole Jay), is not only an entertainment journalist and new-media publisher, but has the pleasure of being a teacher, an actress, a TV, film, and music producer, has enjoyed a long standing career in music, live and recorded Music Producer, Entrepreneur and a former attorney, now adds author to her career list with her latest book release “Dynamic Song Performance, a Singer’s Bible”,
Pepper Jay began her performance career in the television sitcom, The Real McCoys starring Walter Brennan, which premiered on ABC in 1957, and in local theater. She earned her undergraduate degree from San Diego State University then obtained a lifetime teaching credential from the State of California. Fluent in Spanish, Jay in the 1970s taught drama, dance, Spanish, law, and health and physical education for the Los Angeles Unified School District. She was assigned to the campuses of Hollywood High School, John Muir Junior High School, and at Crenshaw High School, where she produced shows by the 100+ member drill team. Pepper Jay transitioned from her public teaching career in 1983 and earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of the San Diego School of Law. In 1985, she was admitted to the State Bar of California and went on to practice law in State and Federal Court for 32 years specializing in representing trustees and creditors in breach of contract and fraud litigation. In her life she has done more than many could achieve over generations and now shares her knowledge and experience with the music world.
Pepper Jay first started sharing her knowledge of what it takes to make it in music in 1990, Pepper Jay established the entertainment company, Pepper Jay Productions, LLC. She also created the Working Actors Group, where, from 1993 through 2010, she and partner John Michael Ferrari offered on-camera and cold-reading workshops to selected union actors. They continue to coach performance skills for singers, actors, and speakers.
Pepper Jay’s performance students include Allison Iraheta (American Idol, Season 8, Top 4), Stevie Wright (Season 8, Top 36), Nikki Nova (Taiwan Idol, 2010, Top 10), Liquid Blue (Pop Album of the Year, Los Angeles Music Awards), Gisell (Winner: Talentos Premios), teen opera singer Golda Berkman, and hip hop dancer and singer, Montana Tucker and the list goes on.
Pepper Jay is found on both sides of the camera. She is the publisher and a producer and director for the Actors Reporter and for Pepper Jay Production clients, she continues to privately coach performance skills. Pepper Jay has returned to her acting roots and enjoys the world of the working actor as well as being one that has, and still enjoys a full and rewarding life in entertainment.