Trumpet & Voice - Jesse Baker
Jesse is an active freelance trumpeter in and around Atlanta, Marietta, and Kennesaw areas in Georgia. Currently, Jesse performs frequently with the Georgia Symphony Orchestra, having played on works such as Stravinsky’s Petrushka, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, and Beethoven’s 5th Symphony. As a member of the Georgia Brass Band, he also performs on cornet in a British brass band style throughout the state of Georgia. Jesse also plays trumpet in a local mariachi group called Mariachi Búhos de Oro, made up of KSU music students and alumni, playing several public and private events per year. Jesse is also a member of Big Band Atlanta, where he continues his love for big band jazz music. As a member of Brother Brown & the Soul Reunion, he enjoys playing a combination of soul and rock music throughout the Atlanta area. Jesse also frequently performs in the orchestra pit for various musical productions in Georgia. A few of the musicals he's played include Cabaret, Titanic, Crazy for You, and Ragtime. Some additional groups he has performed with include Tara Winds, the Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra.
Jesse currently holds a private trumpet studio at Ken Stanton Music and at the First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, where he enjoys teaching his students. He received his bachelor’s degree in Music Performance cum laude from Kennesaw State University in May 2016. His main teachers have included KSU trumpet professor Dr. Douglas Lindsey and Professor Michael Tiscione of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.