Jay Perez started off his musical career as a drummer. He was then asked by fellow musician Oscar Montemayor (David Lee Garza y Los Musicales) to sing a song; Oscar then got him an audition with the Latin Breed. Perez showed up expecting to sit behind a drum-set, which made then-Latin Breed drummer Richard Soliz laugh, since on the stage there was only a microphone. He stayed with the Latin Breed for about a year. He then got an audition with David Lee Garza y Los Musicales, and sang with Garza for two and a half years. He then started his solo career in the mid-’90s, getting the best musicians in the Tejano Music industry for his band. His band is known as “The Band” and has won numerous awards for their studio work and have toured nationally and internationally.