San Diego, California, USA
Jesse Michel, guitar - born and raised in San Diego, Jesse grew up in a musical family and began his musical career at the age of 15. As a guitar and cello player, he's been playing for local bands and orchestras for many years. Further honing his innate musical abilities, he attended San Diego State University, school of music. He has also performed in musical theater productions including The Wiz, Fame, Bye Bye Birdie and The Sound of Music. He performed as a recording session musician with Joan Baez during the seventies. During that time he also shared the stage with Ed Shaughnessy, drummer for the Tonight Show, and also with the late composer/trumpeter Don Ellis. He has played with Colour, the Oceanside Society Orchestra and other groups.
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