Jesse Scheinin is a saxophonist, songwriter, singer, bandleader and educator in New York City.
He is the leader of the band Jesse and Forever. Part David Bowie, part Coltrane Quartet, they play new music. A Forever concert is theatrical, surreal and exuberant. Their debut record is now available on New Cull Records.
Jesse is the co-star of the viral youtube video “Dueling Saxophones.” Filmed spontaneously with saxophonist friend Eddie Barbash, the clip has led them to appearances in the PBS film Opus Jazz and to the Tudo e Jazz Festival in Brazil.
During his time in the country, he toured as a star of the Brazilian circus.
Jesse is a graduate of the Berklee School of Music, where, as part of the Global Jazz Institute, he was mentored by artists including Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano and John Patitucci.
He has performed around the world, at venues like the Blue Note, the Panama Jazz Festival, the Umbria Jazz Festival, the Monterey Jazz Festival, and the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in his home town of Santa Cruz, CA.
Jesse also recently acted and performed in Guggenheim Fellow playwright Tina Howe’s one-act play “Breaking the Spell”, at the 59E59 Theater in Manhattan, as part of the Summer Shorts Festival.
Jesse is a teacher and can be found performing on the streets, in the parks and in clubs around the city.