Cain performs solo and with his jazz trio.He performs frequently with his wife, singer KatieCat, in the duo "KatieCat & Cain." and with their New Orleans jazz trioThe Hip Tones. KatieCat & Cain lead the New Orleans based retro-pop, blues and oldies quartet called Rock Chambo.
Cain also tours and records with the San Francisco bay area smooth jazz group "GTF."GTF has number one hit songs and albums that chart in the top 50 world wide smooth jazz charts. Additionally, J Riley records and performs with Chicano jazz group "The Off Brothers" based out of Chula Vista, Ca.
He is an Artist In Residence with the SoCal Jazz Society and The Jazz Society Of Ecuador. He is a docent with The Advocates For Classical Music on behalf of The San Diego Symphony. In addition to live performances he gives educational seminars on the history of jazz, Latin music and classical music.
He is author of the critically acclaimed book "Life's A Good Gig," nominated for best non fiction book by the San Diego Book & Writers Awards. He has penned several essays and articles for various publications.
After living in South America for a few years where he owned, operated and performed at his own jazz venue, Cain now resides in New Orleans, Louisiana. He performs in NOLA and does stints throughout the United States and other countries around the world.