Heart of the Country Show & Sale

Jay Burchak

Jay is a native of Montana but has lived in the Portland area for the past 46 years.

He has degrees in Music from Montana University and Eastman School of Music, and currently directs the Portland Metro Concert Band. He also has groups of his own - the Black Magic Big Band and the Mt. Hood Brass Quintet. He is  a performing member of the Oregon Symphonic Band. 

Jay's interest in metal working began in the mid-70's by taking welding courses at Mt. Hood Community College. He also attended craft shows and enters several shows annually. His work can also be seen at Vista House at Crown Point in the Columbia Gorge. He has been a member of the Larch Mountain group for about 20 years.