I was about 5 years old when I showed my first stages of interest in music as told by my father. My dad was a Disk Jockey back in his earlier days. My father remembers mixing records in our small apartment in the south Bronx as I would dance and feel the rhythm inside of me. When I turned 10 years old I began having interest in piano. After about 3 years of learning I was already being paid to play. When I was 12, I had the pleasure of playing background music in a cocktail party at the Rainbow Room in Rockefeller center. Since then I knew I wanted to be a performer, but by the time I got to 9th grade I knew I didn’t want to be a piano performer but I do want to be a music entertainer. So I began getting into creating my own piano pieces and adding more instruments to them such as strings, guitars, bass and drums. I learned how to sequence auto-didactically by reading books and looking online. I also got little tips from my high school teachers on editing songs on garage band. Two things that inspired me most to go into music were poetry and my piano teacher Dr. Geoffrey Kiorpes. I always loved poetry and learning how to flow with my words and touch souls through it as well and I have such a love for creating music. So I put the two together and started creating meaningful pieces of music in which I try to apply my life encounters. Dr. Kiorpes taught me how to play piano since late 2002; I wouldn’t have as much knowledge about music as I do now without him. When in reality, I’m respectful, smart, and I’ve never really gotten into trouble. I’ve never been arrested, I have no children, and I’ve never done drugs despite the influences I grew up around. Creativity and originality goes hand and hand to me. If you’re always original then creativity will come easy. But in certain cases you might need an origin of influence, which might be taking samples from old songs that were already originated. But you have to give your own flavor to it, which ultimately shows your creativity. My name is Brian Jay, and I AM MUSIC.