Cellist Jay Shulman was born to a musical family in New York. After early studies with Anthony Sophos, Lilian Rehberg Goodman and Harvey Shapiro. Jay attended Syracuse University where he studied with Federick Miller, and Colby College where he also he studied with the Hungarian String Quartet.
Jay was also a co-founder of the Rochambeau Trio, and with pianist Fredrica Wyman, the River Duo.
A member of the Long Island Philharmonic, Jay is the cellist of the River Ensemble and teaches and performs through the Hudson Valley.
He has recorded with the Bronx Art Ensemble and is heard on the soundtrack of Sedat Pakay's PBS Documentary "Josef and Anni Albers."
He has produced CD reissues of the Stuyvesant String Quartet for Parnassus and Bridge Records, and of the music of his father, Alan Shulman, for Bridge and Help Records.