Based in Brooklyn, Jesse Scheinin composes music across a broad range of styles, creating sounds that are beautiful and surprising, weaving together past and present.
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 solo 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.”
He grew up as a jazz saxophonist, also studying 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
In addition to his activities as a composer, Jesse frequently 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.