Jesse is an award-winning producer, songwriter, composer, sound designer and multi-instrumentalist. He fuses his skill in the studio with his background in musical improvisation to make unique tracks for pretty much everything.
In Chicago he was the resident musical director of both the Second City Mainstage and the neighboring e.t.c. stage, where he co-created five revues, all Jeff-Nominated. During that time he also co-wrote, composed, arranged, and musical-directed the unprecedented hit show The Second City Guide to the Opera at Lyric Opera of Chicago, and its recent follow-up Louder! Longer! Wagner! - in which he starred as the titular composer.
He’s produced albums and composed for a wide variety of short films, pilots, theatrical productions, internet videos, documentaries, podcasts, and a vast, ever-increasing portfolio of content for Second City Works. Recently he won a Jeff Award for his work on Foxfinder and then produced the hit track Permission for Saturday Night Live, featuring Lil Wayne and Future. He’s worked with classical musicians, jazz trios, A-List rappers, and produced radio-ready beats and rock/pop tracks for artists and comedians alike.
The lengthy list of people with whom he's made music includes Chris Redd (SNL, Popstar), Aidy Bryant (SNL), T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley), Bo Burnham, Ugly Duckling, Felonious Munk, Rhymefest, David Koechner, Renee Fleming, Chris Witaske (Love), Tim Baltz and Niccole Thurman (The Opposition), Ashley Nicole Black and Talib Kweli for a feature on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and The Lonely Island during the recording of the Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping soundtrack.
He writes, composes, arranges, records, and mixes at his studio on industry-standard equipment. He’s a member of the American Federation of Musicians Local 10-208 and ASCAP.
Jesse wants to work with you.