Jesse has a unique musical background. He has studied the highland bagpipes, uilleann pipes and Celtic music extensively. At the age of 19 he was upgraded to the professional grade (the highest rank given to pipers by the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association). He received his B.A., Summa Cum Laude with a focus on Jazz percussion from Western Connecticut State University. Upon his graduation from WCSU he began studying the organ and piano. He is a co-founder of the Celtic-fusion band MacTalla Mor. With MacTalla Mor he has performed at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Pete Seeger's Clearwater festival, ESPN studios and many other music festivals and concert halls.
He will be pursuing his masters in Scottish music with a focus on bagpipes at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland starting in September of 2019