Jay Lavita
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Jay Lavita

Newark, DE | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | INDIE

Newark, DE | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2015
Solo R&B Hip Hop

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Jay Lavita @ The Madison

Austin, TX

Austin, TX

Mar
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Jay Lavita @ Lucky Lounge

Austin, TX

Austin, TX

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Jay Lavita @ Hard Rock Cafe Boston

Boston, MA

Boston, MA

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Jay Lavita has been making his name in the music industry, penning hits for some of your favorite artists. Today, the Delaware based singer-songwriter steps out on his own with the VEVO video for his collaboration with Fred The Godson, “Put You On.” The Itchy House Films directed clip finds the duo parlaying in a club setting with plenty of eye candy throughout. - ThatEnuff.com


Delaware singer Jay Lavita has emerged as one of the young talents to hail from the First State. With “Put You On,” the young talent builds a potential hit song with “Put You On.” Check it out. - ALLHIPHOP.COM


Change is tough. The feeling of uncertainty can make some anxious, but also make others rise to the occasion.

One of Delaware’s top R&B artists is a shining example of consistency in the face of uncertainty, and now his efforts are beginning to pay off.

Newark native Jay LaVita, 25, is a writer, producer and rising R&B star that found a way to work through adversity and made the tough choice to change his situation. Recently, LaVita’s journey as a music artist has landed him a contract with Starr Media Publishing in New York City where he records with Grammy-award winning engineer Ariel Borujow.

Jay LaVita’s upcoming album, which is slated for release at the end of this year, features big-name producers like Omen and Blaqtuxedo as well rappers like Maino, Dave East and Fred Da Godson, who is on Jay’s new single “Put You On.” The single has gotten the attention of DJs around the country and has been played on radio stations in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami where LaVita recently performed.

Q: When did you make the transition from hip-hop to R&B?

A: Well, I have loved music ever since I was young and started writing raps as far back as I could remember. I started exploring the R&B side of things probably during my freshman year of high school. People would always want me to sing in school so I started to write but really didn’t truly release anything until after I had graduated. When I rapped I used to go by the name Da Issue, and when I released my mixtape I used to single on some of the songs, so that was really my first time putting it out to the public.

Q: When did you decide to totally drop rap and change your name?

A: After a while I realized could do more creatively with my music on the R&B tip. I also felt like everybody was doing hip-hop and the scene was over saturated with rappers, so I decided to focus on singing instead. I ended up changing my name because Da Issue really didn’t have an R&B artist feel to it and it was just time to start over and move totally in a new direction.

Q: How did you come up with the name Jay LaVita?

A: To be honest, I was just on Facebook telling people that I wanted to change my stage name. I threw out a few different names and Jay LaVita got the most response. People really thought it fit my style of music so I ran with it!

Q: So what happened with your previous management that led to your new situation?

A: Well, the team I was working with ended up disbanding and my relationship with one of the co-owners didn’t work out so it was just time to go. I think the change really helped me work even harder to be where I needed to be. I had to start thinking bigger than just the state of Delaware.

Q: How did you link up with Starr Media Publishing?

A: Well at the time I was writing for an artist named Camille who was being looked at by Starr Media and they liked the work I was doing for her. I guess they saw my work ethic and wanted to see what I had outside of the music I was writing for her. They told me they were impressed, but we kept it just a friendship to start out. They told me they would do whatever they could for me and I told them I would do the same. What stood out to me was that they delivered on everything they promised, which had never happened before. We finally started talking contracts and just got it done. It was the right fit for me and I am excited to see what happens.

Q: What are your plans for 2016 album-wise?

A: The album is actually pretty much done ... we are taking our time to market and push it correctly. We are looking to drop it in late 2016 but I don’t have a definitive date set yet. Right now we are focused on pushing my single with Fred Da Godson and making sure we connect with the DJs around the world. The goal this year is to really take over and put Delaware on the map!


Follow Jay LaVita Online:

Twitter & Instagram: @JayLaVita

soundcloud.com/jaylavitamusic

facebook.com/IamJayLavita - Delaware News Journal


Jay Lavita has been making his name in the music industry, penning hits for some of your favorite artists. Today, the Delaware based singer-songwriter steps out on his own with the VEVO video for his collaboration with Fred The Godson, “Put You On.” The Itchy House Films directed clip finds the duo parlaying in a club setting with plenty of eye candy throughout. - HipHopSince1987.com


Jay Lavita is an explosive R&B/Pop singer from Delaware with an international appeal. He is an R&B/Pop Tour De Force. His amazing showmanship and charismatic charm has earned him a myriad of fans around the globe. His style is a unique blend of classic soul, Pop and modern R&B.

The dynamic singer/songwriter spins stories of love, lessons learned, conflict and resolution. Jay Lavita’s music consists of lush melodies and well-sung, powerful romantic anthems. His latest single is called “Put You On” featuring NYC rapper Fred The Godson. The track is captivating with an intricate melody and a flawless vocal delivery by Jay.

One of the main ingredients behind the Jay Lavita brand is his electrifying stage presence. He has the ability to captivate the crowd like few R&B/Pop singers can. He not only puts on a concert, he creates an experience that leaves a major impact on the audience. Stay connected to Mr. Jay Lavita and follow him on Twitter and IG @JayLavita. - HipHopWeekly.com


Delaware based newcomer Jay Lavita has big plans for 2016, and he kicks off the year with the sexy visuals for his breakout single “Put You On” featuring Fred The Godson.

Teaming up with Itchy House Films on the video, the R&B singer highlights the songs club appeal hitting up a private party with plenty of eye candy. Through the neon lights, Lavita shows up and shows off some choreographed moves, backed by a crew of female dancers.

Over the RnBass style track, he sings out to the object of his affection, wooing her to be his main chick. Godson shows up to spit his slick verse against the club wall, while a talented chick juggles a fire staff.

Born Jeffrey Lynn Tabron, the emerging singer-songwriter grew up in a musical home that emphasized hard work. According to Jay, every Christmas morning his parents insisted that he and his siblings perform before they were allowed to open their presents. This early love of performing helped mold him into the vibrant performer he is today. Honing his talents independently since adolescence, Jay has already shared stages with legends like Earth, Wind & Fire, and hitmakers like Flo Rida.

Now signed with Starr Media Group, Jay Lavita has found a home where he can solely concentrate on what he fell in love with as a child…. the magic of music.

Check out his video below. - ThisIsR&B.com


Starr Media Group artist Jay Lavita releases his debut “RnBass” track "Put You On" featuring the Fred The Godson.
The song features Jay’s sweet tenor in contrast to the hard-hitting baseline, which is perfect for Fred’s flow

"Put You On" has been added to Hot 97’s playlist and is being added to many other stations. Sound off of on Jay Lavita's single below. - SingersRoom.com


Indie artist Jay LaVita is here to put his home state of Delaware on the map as he hits a homerun with his debut single “Put You On” featuring NYC rapper Fred The Godson.

The catchy, melodic track hits your speakers with its RnBass style as LaVita sings out to a pretty young thing, wooing her to be his main chick.

“Baby Girl that body’s too legit / She brought it to me like a stewardess / I’m gonna give her what she came here for / She said the feelings so right, well I know it ain’t wrong / So go ahead and lay your head down, and let me put you on,” he sings.

Born Jeffrey Lynn Tabron, the emerging singer-songwriter grew up in a musical home that emphasized hard work. According to Jay, every Christmas morning his parents insisted that he and his siblings perform before they were allowed to open their presents. This early love of performing helped mold him into the vibrant performer he is today. Honing his talents independently since adolescence, Jay has already shared stages with legends like Earth, Wind & Fire, and hit-makers like Flo Rida.

Now signed with Starr Media Group, Jay Lavita has found a home where he can solely concentrate on what he fell in love with as a child…. the magic of music.

Take a listen to his new single below, and stay tuned for more. EAE RADIO Network is honored to air exclusive tracks for Jay Lavita and expand his brand globally. - Popular Magazine


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Starr Media Group’s freshman sensation Jay Lavita releases his debut RnBass track “Put You On” featuring the punchline don Fred The Godson. This track is sure to create an immediate buzz with its melodic chorus and hard hitting baseline. Jay Lavita is new to the music scene and from what the critics are saying we think he is here to stay. - Triple HQ


Change is tough. The feeling of uncertainty can make some anxious, but also make others rise to the occasion.

One of Delaware’s top R&B artists is a shining example of consistency in the face of uncertainty, and now his efforts are beginning to pay off.

Newark native Jay LaVita, 25, is a writer, producer and rising R&B star that found a way to work through adversity and made the tough choice to change his situation.

Jay Lavita discovered a love for music at an early age. With his parents playing the likes of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Deniece Williams, Sade the Temptations amongst other artists, Jay wanted to capture the magic of song that those artists brought to life. At the age of 10, Jay started to record himself with a microphone and a computer. By the age of 12, he was recording in professional studios and learning how to hone his craft.

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Upon entering high school, Jay Lavita’s talents had developed to a level in which he was offered contracts by various record labels. Unfortunately, Jay learned quickly that his hard work and passion for music was not shared by any of these labels therefore, he decided to embark on his career by his lonesome.

Writing, recording and booking himself for shows was the task that Jay chose to take on himself. It was a daunting task but his accomplishments started to accumulate. Sharing the stage with the likes of Earth Wind and Fire, Flo-Rida and performing at the Apollo. Jay was on the road to success.

Recently, LaVita’s journey as a music artist has landed him a contract with Starr Media Publishing in New York City where he records with Grammy-award winning engineer Ariel Borujow. Jay Lavita has found a home where he can solely concentrate on what he fell in love with as a child…. the magic of music. - SHEBLOGGIN.COM


Indie artist Jay LaVita is here to put his home state of Delaware on the map as he hits a home run with his debut single “Put You On” featuring NYC rapper Fred The Godson.

The catchy, melodic track hits your speakers with its RnBass style as LaVita sings out to a pretty young thing, wooing her to be his main chick.

“Baby Girl that body’s too legit / She brought it to me like a stewardess / I’m gonna give her what she came here for / She said the feelings so right, well I know it ain’t wrong / So go ahead and lay your head down, and let me put you on,” he sings.

Born Jeffrey Lynn Tabron, the emerging singer-songwriter grew up in a musical home that emphasized hard work. According to Jay, every Christmas morning his parents insisted that he and his siblings perform before they were allowed to open their presents. This early love of performing helped mold him into the vibrant performer he is today. Honing his talents independently since adolescence, Jay has already shared stages with legends like Earth, Wind & Fire, and hitmakers like Flo Rida.

Now signed with Starr Media Group, Jay Lavita has found a home where he can solely concentrate on what he fell in love with as a child…. the magic of music.

Take a listen to his new single below, and stay tuned for more.


Read more at http://www.thisisrnb.com/2015/12/indie-newcomer-jay-lavita-releases-debut-single-put-you-on-feat-fred-the-godson/#jiACE0BTviHXOo5I.99 - THISISRNB.COM


Jay Lavita discovered a love for music at an early age. With his parents playing the likes of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Deniece Williams, Sade the Temptations amongst other artists, Jay wanted to capture the magic of song that those artists brought to life. At the age of 10, Jay started to record himself with a microphone and a computer. By the age of 12, he was recording in professional studios and learning how to hone his craft.

Now signed with Starr Media Group Jay Lavita has found a home where he can solely concentrate on what he fell in love with as a child.... the magic of music.

1. First introduce yourself and tell us about where you're from and how the underground scene is there for an indie artist!


A: My name is Jay LaVita, a singer-songwriter born in Chester, PA, but raised in Newark, DE. The underground scene in Delaware is extremely supportive, they’ve been holding me down since day one. Although we’re a small state, Delawareans stand behind local artists to the very end. Quite frequently, our state is looked over, so if one person makes it, that gives us the opportunity to be recognized. I planned on being that person [laughs] .


2. What has been most rewarding for you since pursuing your music career?


A: The most rewarding situation for me is being blessed to have such a great team that believes in me. Throughout my career, I've dealt with a lot of people with hidden agendas. The type that linger around for the end result, not willing to put in work where it's needed. The Starr Media Group C.E.O.s, Dre & Ron have been men of their word since the beginning. They believe in me and my talent, and so far, the results are stupendous.


3. How would you describe your style and sound as an artist?


A: There’s only one word I can use to describe my style and that's “Versatile”. Being a huge fan of hip-hop allowed me to perfect my metaphors and delivery. I can creatively give you choppy raspy vocals in one instance, and melodic harmonious vocals in another. Overall, I have a warm sound, and it seems to fit with various kinds of instrumentation.


4. Who were your musical influences as a child and who are they today?


A: As a child, my musical influences were Michael Jackson (of course), Sade, Denise Williams, Earth Wind and Fire; just to name a few. At the present time, Joe, Ryan Leslie, Chris Brown and Brandy influentially play a part in my career.


5. Tell us about your new single “Put You On”. Who's the producer here and how'd the song come about? How'd you link up with Fred The Godson and how did you all vibe in the studio?

A: My new single, ”Put You On” was birthed when I received an instrumental from the homie, Digital Beatz. The beat was so crazy that the words just came to me. innovatively, I freestyled most of that track. Once the reference track was complete, I emailed to my manager (Dre), and his response was “Yo, the track is dope! We need a feature, and I think I got the perfect guy for the song”. The perfect one was Fred The Godson and he was feeling the track. In less than 24hrs, we had the song back in our emails. Straight like that! It was just one of those situations that was executed perfectly and I thank Fred for blessing that track.


6. Being on a record label can get hectic at times. How did you choose Starr Media Group as a home and what can we expect from the label?


A: Initially, I was brought on as a writer for a prospective artist of Starr Media Group. After hearing more of my music, and seeing my work ethic, they wanted to bring me on as an artist. As a team, things don’t really get as hectic, it seems to always run smooth with myself, Dre and Ron. Although, as an artist, things have a tendency to become chaotic, they keep me grounded and focused on the prize. As a family, we have our moments, but we bounce right back and continue grinding it out. As far as Starr Media Group goes, expect to see much more from our team in the future.


7. Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years musically?


A: Literally, 5 years would be too long for me [chuckles], Musically, I see myself being that brand that everyone is talking about. The guy that writes dope songs, whether it’s for me or for someone else and being featured on a track with a major artist. I want to be touring, growing financially by the day, and continuously giving my fans classic hits.

8. Is there anything else you'd like your fans and our readers to know?

A: Humbly speaking, I’d like your readers and my fans to expect a lot of hot music featuring a few of your favorite artists to come your way. Please support me and don’t forget to download my music on iTunes. I’d like for you to follow me, @JayLavita on your favorite social media accounts to keep up with my every move. Ask your favorite DJ to play my song, so I can be seen in your city. My team and I would like to say, Thank you for this interview and allowing me to interact with your readers.

FOLLOW JAY LAVITA: Twitter - @JayLaVita
Instagram @JayLaVita
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From the moment I heard the beat...I knew this was a hit, a radio hit! The hook on this track is the dopest I've heard in a while! Very catchy, very smooth and you can't help but to sing along. The singer "Jay Lavita" has a great voice...very relatable lyrics. The rapping compliments the song by bringing a smooth swag to the track. "Fred the godson" has some pretty dope metaphors.. females will definitely fall in love wit this song!!! I could definitely see the whole club dancing to this track!

5 flames off top! If I could rate it more, I would.

Artist: Jay Lavita

Rating: 5 Flames - Trend City Radio


you already know still banging this from the show case in new york
CORE DJ KING ROBB, ELKHART, IN USA
nice track
JDADJ, DC
Nice Track
DJ LANCE, AKRON, OHIO
This is my JAM!
PLATINUM VOICE PR, CHICAGO
nice
DJ FONDLE, SAINT ETIENNE
Nice BreakN send us a drop mention DJ BreakNRecordz in the drop
DJ BREAKNRECORDZ, LOS ANGELES/CA/USA
fire
T-MONEY, COLUMBUS, OH USA
This is going to the standard for 2016 for R&B I like it . This will be a classic . Can I have a drop ?
MP MARCUS, LONDON , UK
Nice One !!
DJ-JOJO, MUNICH
its ok
DJLIGHTNINLANCE, BX/NY/U.S.A.
Kind of sounds like a lot of the music that's being put out but can still work with it.
DJ CLASSY B, SPRINGDALE ARK USA
hot
DJ LOEDY, HAARLEM
this is real good.... can i get a drop please ( pronounce DJ NIN*Jeye )
DJ NINJAI, ORLANDO, FL USA
Cool jam
DJ SIR JAMM, WILMINGTON, DE, USA
hot trax
DJ K-OZ, PASSAIC/NJ/USA
good
DJ NONSTOP, COLUMBUS OHIO
cool
MIKE, MUNICH/GERMANY
Can I get A Drop Good Jont
DJ TWISTED, JACKSONVILLE FL. DUVAL
Nice !
DJ TRULY, DALLAS, TX US
Banging
GO DJ KJ, SHREVEPORT, LA USA
Sweet flow... nice beat for transitioning to other songs. I Can also blend in a trap beat to change the mood (Good for DJs)! Good work, Jay! Godson, good flow!
DJ JOE COOLEY, ARLINGTON, VA USA
nice sound need DJ DROP # greezfrom germany
DJ SASHKO, MAINZ, GERMANY
cool
IMPACT 292, LOS ANGELES
Nice. Sounds like the new Craig David! Keep it up.
DJ SENSO, SACRAMENTO, CA, USA
heat
MR. BIGG, ROYSTON,GS USA
put me on a drop man this track is bangin
DJMAXX, TORONTO CANADA
Nice
DJ T.O.N.Y. TALK.OF.NEW.YORK., TAMPA, FL. USA
yep
DJ BOBBYB, SPRING HOPE,N.C.
kool.... shot me a drop
JAMMIN TEE, WAYNESBORO
Smooth R&B track...Will Spin!!!
DJ COOL ICE WATER, NAVARRE, FL
cool
DJ NIECY D, ORLANDO, FLORIDA USA
like dis...need a drop
DJ BARRY, FAYETTEVILLE NC
Nice track
DJ EVERTON GREEN, MTL, CANADA
A good production!
DJ. LERBECK, SACRAMENTO, CA. USA
feelin it
DJ ANT, DMV, MD UNITED STATES
Good track
MIX MASTER LEE, SAN ANTONIO
i like it
DJ SHYNE WILLIAMS, ENNIS, TX USA
DOPE RECORD ... STOP PLAYIN DJ's!!!
TONY NEAL, MIAMI
gut
DJSTEVIEC, STADE
Nice
D DOUBLE J, SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA
Nice piece of work, will spin! at the club
DJ GARY C, BOSTON USA
Love it
W-ISE, AMSTERDAM
cool
DJ DUTAM, BRUXELLES/BELGIUM
hot
DJ LOEDY, LELYSTAD/NETHERLANDS
Kinda feeling this. Definitely will be a favorite with the younger crowds. Getting a little Chris Brown flavor with this song.
DJ SHY-BOOGIE, DMV, VA, USA
Hot
DJMRCS, ATLANTA, GA
good radio song it fits wit todays music
DJ TAVONNE, HEBRON, MD USA
playable for sure!
KID CONRAD, UNITED STATES
NIce
DJ DVHYNE, INGLEWOOD
jam
DJ BLACK CAT, AUSTIN TX
This is a hit
DJBSHARP, ATL
good
PHLAV, US
Nice track
DJ STEF B, BRUSSELS
This is a BANGER!!
DJ DR. PHILGOOD, PEORIA, IL USA
Hot club song
DJ COOKEM UP, HAMMOND LA. USA
Yes!!
AGREATEST, LONDON, UK
This is hot. I like it!!!
DJ MIKEY D, BRUNSWICK, ME
Good Track
STEVE WALSH, GOULDS
That track is hot! I like this..Putting in rotation ASAP!
DJQUALIFI, TACOMA
7\10
MISTER RIPPER, ATL
7\10
MISTER RIPPER, ATL
nice
BLOCKZ RADIO, NY/GLOBAL
nice track, will support.
DJ KATO, KISSIMMEE, FL USA
Crowd pleaser - Full suport. Need drop/s for radio. DJ 3D CEO @Vybz Radio
DJ 3D, LONDON, UK
hot
DJ KENNI STARR, FRANCE - VIRDIKO.COM


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Is he a diamond in the rough or a musical prodigy? That is the question when hearing the melodious harmonies being crooned by the Newark, Delaware artist Jeffrey Lynn Tabron. Jeffrey better know as Jay Lavita has been engulfed in music his entire life. As he was growing up, his parents played a major role in Jay’s love for music by emphasizing hard work and expressing his talents.Every Christmas morning the Tabron family had a holiday ritual. His parents insisted that Jay and his siblings  perform before they were allowed to open their presents. This early love of performing helped mold Jay into the vibrant performer he is today.

Jay Lavita discovered a love for music at an early age.  With his parents playing the likes of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Deniece Williams, Sade the Temptations amongst other artists, Jay wanted to capture the magic of song that those artists brought to life. At the age of 10, Jay started to record himself with a microphone and a computer.  By the age of 12, he was recording in professional studios and learning how to hone his craft.

Upon entering high school, Jay Lavita’s talents had developed to a level in which he was offered contracts by various record labels. Unfortunately, Jay learned quickly that his hard work and passion for music was not shared by any of these labels therefore, he decided to embark on his career by his lonesome.

Writing, recording and booking himself for shows was the task that Jay chose to take on himself. It was a daunting task but his accomplishments started to accumulate. Sharing the stage with the likes of Earth Wind and Fire, Flo-Rida and performing at the Apollo. Jay was on the road to success. 

Now signed with Starr Media Group Jay Lavita has found a home where he can solely concentrate on what he fell in love with as a child…. the magic of music.