Composer • Woodwinds •Producer
I cross-pollinate a range of musical genres and influences to create work that is visceral and raw, sweet and lush. It's music to serve as a soundtrack for a walk, a bike ride, or a dance performance.
I draw on my background in jazz, classical and indie genres. I am trained as a jazz saxophonist and I went to Berklee
College of Music. I’ve had the great fortune of studying and being mentored by masters, such as Joshua Redman, Joe Lovano and Danilo Perez. In my composition and production process, I draw upon the improvisatory style of jazz.
I release my original music as Jesse and Forever. My next album under the moniker will be out later this year
"Lush and Lovely... The tracks are full, and give you the feeling of looking out on a glimmering body of water on a bright day.”
I also work as a producer and arranger, collaborating with a variety of artists, and as composing scores for film, commercials, and concert dance.
I curate multi-sensory events, and have been throwing house concerts and pop-up festivals, such as the Forever Festival and the Bach Store, for the past decade.
I was born in Santa Cruz, CA, and now split my time between Brooklyn, upstate New York and Los Angeles.
Arranging and production
I work both remotely and in person as an arranger and producer.
I play the tenor saxophone, clarinet and flute, and layer these instruments together on recordings, adding orchestral textures to other artists' projects. My work appears on records by artists such as Nick Hakim, Jake Sherman, WTF Bach, Tei Shi and anaiis.
I also produce records for artists including Rinsky Moonlight and FOX.
Have a project you'd like to work on together? Email me.