Middletown Township, New Jersey, whose father is Max Weinberg, the
long-time drummer for the E Street Band, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and The Tonight Show. He
grew up playing goalie for a travelling hockey team and went on to play for
Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School. His other interest was music and he
started playing the guitar when he was nine years old, graduated to the
bass, and then discovered his father’s old drum set in the basement
and was transfixed. He
transported it to the barn attic and started playing around on it.
Soon he was
good enough to sit in with local bands just as The Bouncing Souls and The
Used. He also played in the
heavy-metal outfit, Chaosis. Then he answered an ad on Craigslist
looking for a drummer and auditioned for the punk-rock group, The
Reveling. They immediately hit
it off and he has been with them ever since.
In 2008, he
made an appearance with the E Street Band at Giants Stadium and took his
father’s place at the drum kit on Bruce Springsteen’s classic,
“Born to Run”. It
would not be his last. When Max
was getting ready to launch the new Tonight
Show with his long-time associate, Conan O’Brien, Bruce tapped
Jay to fill in for him on his Working
on a Dream tour. Recently,
The Reveling released a new album, entitled 3D Radio.
Jay is also
studying business and marketing at New Jersey’s Stevens Institute of
Technology. He has his own
radio program on the campus station, All
Things Inconsiderate. For
more information on this wunderkind, check out his myspace
page, listed below.