Wilber was born as Wilbur Blinco in 1898 at Leamington Spa. He became recording director for Dominion Records in 1928, but left Dominion shortly before its demise and became recording manager for the Crystalate Gramophone Record Manuracturing Company. With his own name and under many pseudonyms, his recordings appeared on a variety of labels including Imperial, Eclipse, Rex,and Crown.
Wilbur broadcast for the BBC in the 1930s, often featuring guest artists such as Fats Waller.
Jay Wilbur & His Band - Alexander's Ragtime Band part 1