Maddie Jay grew up in the volatile wilderness of northern British Columbia, Canada. Her musical foundation was laid down by a small but thriving folk music community which propelled her into working musicianship before graduating high school. She found her first real love in the bass guitar at 16 and never looked back. Maddie went on to attend Berklee College of Music on scholarship, and is now based in Los Angeles, CA where she works as a freelance bassist.
Maddie has studied with some of the country's most renowned pop and jazz legends such as James Genus (Herbie Hancock, Daft Punk), Lenny Stallworth (The RH Factor, Kenny Garret) and Alain Mallet (Paul Simon, Paquito D'Rivera). She has performed with musicians such as Abraham Laboriel Sr (Elton John, Stevie Wonder), John “JR” Robinson (Michael Jackson, Chaka Kahn), Steve Bailey (Dizzy Gillespe, Jethro Tull), Brady Blade (Dave Matthews Band, Emmylou Harris), Toshi Yanagi (Jimmy Kimmel Live Band, James Brown) and Gintus Janusonis (Erykah Badu, Kurt Rosenwinkel.)
When left to her own devices, Maddie refuses to recognize the boundaries of genre. She is a self proclaimed "Bedroom Producer" and is most inspired by D.I.Y artists who create against all odds with the resources that they have before them. With her original projects (Maddie Jay, Maddie Jay & The pH Collective), Maddie is constantly creating and experimenting. She explores rich harmonies and old school rhythms, which come to fruition in live and studio recordings as well as DIY budget-less music videos.