"The blending, in fact, is what makes Mankita such an outstanding performer . . . Even within individual verses of the same song, Mankita will shift his voice from a Brombergian growl to a soft and mellow falsetto; pull his tempo from allegretto to a dramatic legato; from Windham Hillian wallpaper background to a snapping fret-slapping blues style. With his assortment of styles and voices, you never find your mind wandering."†
-†Jeremy Bloom, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Jay is available for house concerts, coffee house performances, festivals, and theaters.
"He's a musical pied piper; quick, nimble, and wonderfully crazy. He alternates complexity, simplicity, and hilarity, leading us to the most beautifully obvious conclusion; that we're all human, we're all in this together, and it's not so bad after all."
Margie Rosenkrantz, Director, The Eighth Step
"He tickles my melodic funny-bone." ††
- Ralph Litwin,†'Horses Sing None of†It