The news of Jay's passing hit the local music community hard. SDDialedIn.com blogger Rosemary Bystrak and photographers Michael Klayman and Danny De La Cruz posted tributes on their blogs; FM 94/9's Tim Pyles honored Jay on his Sunday-night show. Friends and bandmates congregated at Turf Club in Golden Hill this week for an informal memorial.
“He was definitely a musician, first and foremost,” Quintero says.
“One of the smartest people I ever met in my life. Intelligent and talented. He wanted nothing more than to play his drums.”
A memorial show for musician Michael “Stimy” Steinman, who died two weeks ago, will be held at The Casbah on Wednesday, Feb. 16. The lineup has yet to be announced. Also, a memorial will be held at the Recital Hall in Balboa Park at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19. In the meantime, drop by North Park bar Live Wire to sign a banner raised in Steinman's honor. You can also donate to a Wells Fargo account (use the number #1737951788) set up in Steinman's honor. His family plans to use the money either for a scholarship to a rock 'n' roll camp, a teen recovery center, or both.
Bam Barcelona, Eddie Jason Coven, Leyva & Friends and other artists will perform at a memorial concert for Dave Isabelle, a 60-year old jazz saxophonist who died of liver failure just before Christmas, at Humphrey's Backstage Live on Saturday, Jan. 15.