Primary Instrument: Piano
Jesse Elder is a NYC based professional jazz pianist, composer, and band leader. He studied at Interlochen Arts Academy, Oberlin Conservatory & New School University. He is a 3x winner in the national ASCAP Young Jazz Composer's Competition. He has performed at the top NYC jazz venues including the Blue Note, the Jazz Standard, Fat Cat, Small's, BargeMusic, Top of the Rock, Town Hall, Minton's Playhouse, and many others. He currently performs 5 gigs per week in Manhattan and Brooklyn. He works with world renowned musicians including Gary Thomas, Chris Cheek, Nasheet Waits, Ben Street, Tyshawn Sorey, Logan Richardson, Jeremy Viner, Chris Tordini and others. Jesse is signed to the Belgium record label Off and will be releasing his debut CD with them in September 2009.