Tejano musician Jay Perez was born in San Antonio, Texas and is known for his unmistakable voice. In the 1990s, Perez was given the title “La Voz” by a Sony representative because of his music style.
On Aug. 18 he performed at the Aztec Theatre in San Antonio where he gave an amazing show.
Prior to his performance, I had the opportunity to do a phone interview with Perez. During the interview, the singer talked about his career, his future plans and what fans should expect from his upcoming album.
Perez stated his career spans over two decades, including lead vocalist of the legendary groups Latin Breed and David Lee Garza Y Los Musicales.
“I have been in the business for about 25 years,” said Perez. “I started professionally with the Latin Breed, I sang for them and recorded an album with them. Then I went off to sing with David Lee Garza Y Los Musicales for a couple of years.”
Perez has released many hit albums since beginning a solo career in the early 1990s.
“I launched my solo career in 1993 and have been doing it since. I have been blessed to have our fans supporting my music all these years,” he said.
Perez expressed his gratitude to all the radio stations that play Tejano music and for supporting his music. Since according to him, Tejano music is not well known in many other cities saying, “We know that Tejano music is not known everywhere because of the lack of support in other states and other cities.”
Despite all the obstacles that he has encountered throughout his career, Perez is very happy to be in the industry for over 25 years. “I’m still doing it after many years, I’m 53 years old and next year I’ll be 25 years in my solo career,” Perez said.
Perez has a surprise for all his fans. In a couple of months, a new album is being released. He is recording at Corpus Christi with Freddie Records.
“We are in the studio recording our new album, our single which is titled ‘Basta de Tu Amor,’ will be coming out in the first weeks of September. I’m excited to bring out a new cd for all our fans in the next couple of months, hopefully before Christmas,” he said.
Perez finalized the interview explaining what Tejano music means to him. “Tejano Music means everything to me, it is my passion this is my world. I live Tejano, I breathe Tejano. This is my bread and butter. This puts my food on my table and pays my bills.”
Fans can follow Jay Perez on his official Facebook page, Jay Perez and The Band, where he will be posting updates of his upcoming album.
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About Nathaly Cruz
Nathaly Cruz graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio with a major in Communications and a minor in Spanish in May 2016. At La Prensa she is a bilingual reporter who enjoys covering the latest news in San Antonio and loves writing about entertainment and soccer.
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