Jesse Scheinin (b. 1989, Santa Cruz, CA, lives in Brooklyn, NY) composes music across a broad range of styles, weaving together past and present.
His newest release is the psychedelic jazz/sound collage project "Creations for Choreography, Vol. 1".
Jesse's recent work as a composer/producer includes a collaboration with the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Bocatuya's Cielo Elena, as presented by the Baryshnikov Arts Center, and Dolly Sfeir's Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt, presented by CUNY Dance Initiative.
His orchestral art pop project Jesse and Forever has been described by The Fader as:
"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.”
Jesse is a curator of multi-sensory events/festivals: The Bach Store (as featured in the New York Times) and the Forever Festival (presenting NYC avant-garde performance artists).
He grew up as a jazz saxophonist, studied classical clarinet, attended Berklee College of Music, and was mentored by master musicians Joshua Redman, Joe Lovano and Danilo Perez.
“There’s something special about Jesse that goes
beyond what he’s playing on the saxophone. He’s
got this natural storytelling ability.”
Arranging and production
Jesse serves as an arranger and/or producer on other artists' projects.
He plays the tenor saxophone, clarinet and flute, and layers the instruments together, forming a one-man orchestra. Jesse has worked with artists such as Nick Hakim, Jake Sherman, WTF Bach, Eddie Chacon, Benny Sings, Tei Shi and anaiis.