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Jose Martinez (Born November 26, 1990) also known as Jay Mar, is an American songwriter, producer, and recording artist. His hometown Bakersfield CA became his home when his parents moved from Compton... more
Jose Martinez (Born November 26, 1990) also known as Jay Mar, is an American songwriter, producer, and recording artist. His hometown Bakersfield CA became his home when his parents moved from Compton CA when he was only 4. After being surrounded with family members who were musicians he developed a passion for music. Learning to play the keyboard and the accordion since the age of 7. Jay recorded his first single when he was only 11 after meeting with Chicano rapper "El Traficante". Since then his dreams became something he wanted to make a reality. Jay's first show as an opening act was for Pitbull at the age of 15 when Jay Mar was formerly known as Angelito. Having his first child at the age of 16, Jay never gave up on his dream even after expected to do so by friends and family. Since then Jay has been chasing his dreams by recording more music and releasing music videos for his fans. Even though still working as an independent artist, Jay Mar has placed himself on the map as an indie artist on his way to the big leagues. Completing 2 California Tours in 2016 with Adrian Marcel, Eric Bellinger, RJ, and J Stalin. Jay is currently working on his first album which is planned to be released summer of 2017.