John Geils (born February 20, 1946, New York City, New York) popularly known as J. Geils, is an American blues-rock lead guitarist, singer and founder of The J. Geils Band; he has also recorded with several jazz musicians. Born in New York, he grew up in Far Hills, New Jersey where he graduated from Bernards High School.

Since 1982, Geils has resided in Groton, Massachusetts. The town honored him by proclaiming "Jay Geils Day" on December 1, 2009.

Selected discography

Jay Geils Plays Jazz (Francesca Records) 2003,

Jay Geils, Gerry Beaudoin and the Kings of Strings, featuring Aaron Weinstein (Arbors Records),

Jay Geils Toe Tappin' Jazz (North Star Music) 2009,

See also

The J. Geils Band,

Peter Wolf,

Richard "Magic Dick" Salwitz,

Seth Justman