'A formidable composer, the missing link between Rasputina and Bernard Herrmann' - (Lucid Culture)

A composer, conductor and performer with a unique background and versatile abilities, Jay Vilnai’s music is at once new and familiar, drawing on everything from Balkan folk music, Chicago blues, a long lineage of jazz styles and Western concert music. It reflects the current, vital generation of Brooklyn artists in the embryonic 21st century - a generation that explores how this plurality of heritages can add up to something meaningful and beautiful.