"...when I listened to his music, I was struck by the welter of invention, and how his orchestral scores were teeming with ideas and colour...he's one of the most notable composers emerging at the moment".
- SIR JAMES MACMILLAN
"...[Jay's music] is strikingly elemental, in that his deft manipulation and development of musical material is a tough, rigorous and intelligent process...if his cosmic infatuation is anything to go by, it won't just be the world that is his oyster".
- KENNETH WALTON
"...a genuine sensation...a knock-'em-dead rocker with phenomenal propulsion...a total stunner...this boy will go far!"
- THE HERALD SCOTLAND
"He's original: new thinking, fresh expression and nothing second-hand; it's all his own...Heads up for a fresh voice".
- MICHAEL TUMELTY
"...superbly crafted work...a maturity that moulds components into cohesive, dramatic entities".
- THE SCOTSMAN