Jesse is an award-winning composer, improviser, percussionist, visual artist, instrument builder, researcher, writer, and educator, dedicated to reimagining the spaces between artistic disciplines. As a musician, he works primarily in the areas of jazz, new music, and free improvisation. Jesse is currently a member of Stretch Orchestra (with Kevin Breit and Matt Brubeck), a group that was honored in 2012 with the “Instrumental Album of the Year” Juno award. Jesse is an Associate Professor of music at Carleton University and an adjunct professor in the Visual Arts program at the University of Ottawa. In 2013, he received Carleton University’s Marston LaFrance Research Fellowship, and in 2014, he was named to the Order of Ottawa. Jesse endorses Headhunters drumsticks and brushes.