Alto saxophonist Jesse Davis is one of the top contemporary Jazz stars coming out of New Orleans, where he was born in 1965. He followed in the tradition of the Marsalis family and other Jazz musicians from the Crescent City. Not surprisingly, he studied with Ellis Marsalis at the New Orleans Centre for Creative Arts.
As a sideman, Jesse gained experience with Jack McDuff, Major Holley, Cecil Payne, Illinois Jacquet, Jay McShann, Chico Hamilton, Junior Mance, Kenny Barron, Tete Montoliu, Cedar Walton, Benny Golson, Tana-Reid, The Newport All Stars, Roy Hargrove, The Marlboro Super-band, Milt Jackson, Hank Jones, Wynton Marsalis and a long list of top Jazz Artists.
Equally influenced by Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley and Sonny Stitt, Jesse contributes a flawless technique and a natural feeling for the blues to everyone of his performances. His music has been described as neo-bop but, as he says, … all I wanna do is play beautiful music. That he does …with a passion.