Jay Kay

by ann on January 18, 2014

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Birth Name: Jason Luis J. Cheetham

Place of Birth: Barton, Lancashire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 30 December, 1969

Ethnicity:
*Portuguese (father)
*English (mother)

Jay Kay is a British singer and songwriter. He is the lead singer of the British funk/acid jazz band Jamiroquai.

His mother, Karen Kay (born Adrianne Judith Pringle), is an English jazz and cabaret singer, comedian, and impressionist. His biological father is Luís Saraiva, a Portuguese professional guitarist, whom Jay did not meet until 2001. Jay has two children.

Jay’s maternal grandparents were James S. Pringle and Ethel Hesmondhalgh (the daughter of Edward Hesmondhalgh and Ada Pinder). Ada was the daughter of James Pinder and Mary A.

Source: Genealogy of Jay Kay (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

andrew January 19, 2014 at 8:08 am

great performer

ann January 25, 2014 at 1:55 am

Yes, he is a great! Jamiroquai is one of my favorite bands.

andrew November 16, 2015 at 2:48 am

his mom is often described as Jewish

andrew January 19, 2014 at 8:07 am

I wanted to post him! is he known in US?

neiltennant November 21, 2017 at 8:10 am

in the late 90s they had success in the US
and a few songs by them got airplay on MTV and on pop stations but that was short lived

but one of their albums got PLATINUM

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