After stints with the Latin Breed and David Lee Garza, Jay Perez found a loyal audience as a solo artist in the early '90s with a fusion of polkas, cumbias and R&B. Born in San Antonio, Perez pursued music through high school and in a popular local top-40 cover band, Mysterio. But it was a 1987 audition for lead singer of the legendary Latin Breed that truly launched Perez high-energy performance into the upper echelon of Latin music. In 1992, he went solo and became a star. Perez was recently awarded Tejano Music Awards for both Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year.