James Edward Wilbur (born 1898, Bournemouth, England – died 1970, Cape Town, South Africa) was a British bandleader and prolifically recorded musician identified with and influential in the era of Big Band and British dance band music.
Wilbur grew to fame in the 1930s. Jay Wilbur and His Band performed extensively for Allied military servicemembers during World War II. He is known for recording established tunes while rendering them in foxtrot style.
- McCanna, Barry (2005). "Jay Wilbur". Dance Band Personalities. Retrieved 2011-04-04. See also the London Band photograph (accessed 2011-04-04).
- For example, a 1934 rendition of "Just Awearyin' for You" w. Frank Lebby Stanton m. Carrie Jacobs-Bond: Jay Wilbur and His Band, "Just Awearyin' for You" 1934 foxtrot rendition (accessed 2011-04-04).
- Jackson, Russell (1998). Victorian theatre: The theatre in its time. New York: New Amsterdam Books. p. 322. ISBN 978-0-941533-72-0.