Jesse calls San Diego home where he performs regularly, but his gigs have taken him far and wide. Miami, Las Vegas, Reno, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Palm Springs, Rapid City, Washington DC, Phoenix/Scottsdale... just to name a few in the U.S. Internationally, he has performed throughout Australia and in New Zealand , Mexico, Puerto Rico, Fiji and the Bahamas. His first album was recorded and released in Australia. Jesse has also appeared on many television and radio shows in the U.S., Australia and Mexico, and filmed throughout Europe during the making of "The Phenomenon of Benji", a TV special.
Gifted with a powerful voice and smooth style, Jesse is known as a Jazz singer but his repertoire includes, R&B, Pop, Latin, and Swing too......as well as his numerous original compositions. He is backed by his Soul of Jazz musicians.
In England and Europe, among "Northern Soul" devotees, he is known for a different style of music and they are avid fans and vinyl collectors. His Hollywood Gypsies album is increasingly in demand, and some of Jesse's 45rpm recordings (from 30+ years ago!) are sought after collector items. The rarest is "Gonna Hang On In There Girl" and also There's Room For Me and So Full of Love. When one of them surfaces on E-Bay, they sell for $1000 - $1500.00! The last sale we saw was on Nov 24 2012 and Gonna Hang On in There...went for $1325.00. In 2009, ACE Records, in London, engaged Jesse to perform at the Cleethorpes Rare Northern Soul Weekender in England....all as a result of those collectible records. Jesse so enjoyed performing for the U.K. fans and a bonus resulted... In 2010, ACE Records re-released "Gonna Hang On In There Girl" on vinyl and CD, and on a Compilation CD. They also released one of Jesse's original songs, I Never Could Have Made It, in November 2011.
Dec 2008 - Jesse was
inducted into the SDAA Heritage Foundation (Jazz) Hall of Fame - an organization recognizing significant musical contributions in the Jazz scene.
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