JESSE J. SANCHEZ has an eclectic musical background. His works range from original songs, underscore instrumentals, dance arrangements, musical theater, and choral arrangements. He is well versed in a variety of styles including musical theater, salsa, cumbia, hip hop, classical, rock, r&b, jazz, and various world music genres. His compositions, orchestrations, arrangements and vocal arrangements have been performed across the U.S, including the The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, FOGG Theatre of San Francisco, Arizona Theatre Company, Huntington Theatre Company, Hartford Stage, Alley Theatre, University of Texas at Austin, Arizona State University, West Valley College, Cuesta College Jazz Festival, and the Idaho Music Educator’s Conference.
As a professional jazz and salsa musician, Jesse has shared the stage with countless world renown musicians including Terrell Stafford, Natalie Cole, Michael Bublé, Tower of Power, Brubeck Brothers, Dave Brubeck, Paquito D’Rivera, Anat Cohen, Dee Daniels, Dave Liebman, Wayne Bergeron, Steve Smith, Jimmy Heath, Hildemaro, Karl Perazzo, Carlos Xavier Salsa Project, and many others. Aside from jazz and salsa, Jesse has performed in professional musical theater pit orchestras, including San Jose Stage, San Francisco Playhouse, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and subbing for the National Tour of KINKY BOOTS.
Jesse is currently working with Arizona Theatre Company and BMG Music on writing and arranging a score for new musical, Colour My World with music by Chicago.