Jay Beck

Jay Beck

Jay is a percussionist, vocalist, drum-maker, and educator who has been performing, teaching, touring and recording professionally for many years, including as a member of the band Psalters. He seeks to aid resistance movements and develop reconciliation through studying the artforms and spirituality of oppressed nomadic and indigenous communities. He is a core organizer for the Carnival de Resistance and collaborates with his partner Tevyn East in Philadelphia to present theater that emphasizes the divine within creation. His newest musical project, Beast, exegetes the symbolic relevance of certain plants and animals within scripture and across various cultural mythologies, through percussive blues-infused original compositions.