At age 18, he moved to Los Angeles, where he discovered the possibilities of rock and played with many touring bands. Back in New Orleans, he went back to a more acoustic sound and started to play upright bass again. Not only did he return to play Jazz, but also Classical music. During his time as an undergraduate in Loyola University New Orleans he studied with Betsy Heston.
He studied with Bill Huntington and Ellis Marsalis at University of New Orleans, where he obtained a Master's degree in Jazz Studies. Currently he is a professor at Loyola University New Orleans, both in the Jazz and Music Industry departments. He performs regularly with Charmaine Neville, Ingrid Lucia, Leah Chase, Bob French, Michael Pellera, Al Belletto, Ellis Marsalis, Topsy Chapman, and Larry Sieberth to name just a few. He also spent several years performing as a member of Jeremy Davenport’s band. Discography Jesse Boyd has also kept busy as an in-demand studio bassist. Recent recordings include two complete albums with Ingrid Lucia.
The first was only Ingrid and John Fohl (Dr. John’s guitarist) and Jesse on bass. The latter was a live recording with Ingrid’s full band (Don't Stop, CD). Another forthcoming CD is with pianist Michael Pellera and drummer Joe Dyson.
Jesse will also start recording a CD of only original compositions in August under his own label Contrabass Music. Official website: http://www.jesseboydmusic.com Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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