Blues Artist from Vancouver BC
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Knobs and Dials details
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Jesse Waldman wears many magical hats; guitar hero, singer/songwriter, studio producer, sound designer/composer and music teacher.
At the age of 12, Jesse discovered his aunt's old guitar in his basement. After being shown how to play "smoke on the water" on 1 string he became obsessed, practicing 8 to10 hours a day for years.
Before even reaching legal drinking age Jesse formed the grunge band Zygote and played nearly every club in Toronto. Even in those early days, Jesse was seen as one of the most gifted and promising musicians in his community.
In '95 Jesse moved to Vancouver, BC to start a new life and musical career. Since then he has become a well-known and active musician in the Vancouver scene. Jesse has inspired and influenced countless friends, fans and fellow musicians with his soulful delivery, outstanding technique, and ability to write simple, memorable songs.
Jesse has led many successful bands (Web, The Beefy Treats and Phatty Phatty to name a few) and also plays lead guitar for other singer/songwriters including the likes of Lisa O'neill, Christie Rose, Monica Lee, Beth Southwell and Melissa Bandura. Jesse is currently embarking on a solo career with his new project.
Jesse's music is often bluesy sounding but also contains other elements including fingerstyle, folk, gypsy, country, r&b, etc. His wide range of musical interests and over-active imagination has led him a journay to develop his own eclectic and unique sound.
Jesse has toured Canada, U.S, and U.K, performed at major festivals, scored films, received grants, appeared on radio and television programs and has played every kind of gig there is; bars, churches, weddings, coffee shops, booze cans, warehouse parties, bar mitzvahs, you name it.
Over the years, Jesse has also developed a career in the film and television world and currently works on a wide range of projects. Client roster includes: CBC, Bravo, MGM Stargate, The knowledge Network, Telus and many others.
As a seasoned live performer, Jesse consistently delights his audiences with his high energy performances rich with wild improvisations and charming stage persona. He is currently working on an original full length album scheduled for release Winter 2014! Whether behind the glass as an engineer/producer or playing blues at the local pub, Jesse always seems to put a touch of magic in his music.
|Pawnshop Diamond||lead guitar||2010-present|
|Jesse Waldman||guitar / vocals||2012-2014|
|The Mojo Factory Blues Revue||guitar / vocals||2010-2014|
|Ghettoblaster||guitar / vocals||2008-2009|
|lisa o' neill||guitar||2006-2010|
|Monica Lee Band||guitar||2004-2014|
|Pissed Off Wild||guitar||2004-2008|
|Red Orchestra||guitar / vocals||2002-2003|
|Lousy Bum||guitar / vocals||1997-2001|
|Web||guitar / vocals||1996-2000|
|The Beefy Treats||guitar / vocals||1996-2001|
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