Since moving to the Denver area, Jesse has honed his musical and compositional skills into those of a “mature songwriter with a well-developed style (Eric Eyl, Westword).” Jesse has become a fixture of the Denver music scene, playing at many established local venues, as well as participating in local festivals such as the 2009-2012 Denver Post Underground Music Showcases (UMS) and the 2011 Local Flavor Festival. In April 2011, Jesse collaborated across artistic genres, working with Garrett Ammon, Artistic Director of the nationally acclaimed ballet company Ballet Nouveau Colorado (BNC), in their production of Rarities and Oddities. This project, entitled Vagabond Hill, featured songs from Jesse’s debut album Devil’s Red.
Devil’s Red was released in April 2011 and has received energetic praise from local, national, and international critics. Devil’s Red was featured on Epitonic and is continuing to garner attention months after its release. In February 2012, Jesse collaborated again with BNC in their production of Love in the Digital Age. This project featured Jesse’s a capella version of the traditional folk song Fair and Tender Ladies. Jesse is currently working on his second album and is continuing to collaborate with many of Denver’s most talented musicians and artists.