Toronto native Jesse Whiteley is a young and passionate multi-talented pianist/keyboardist, singer, composer, arranger, and bandleader. He comes from a third generation of one of Canada’s most renowned musical families, the Whiteley family. Throughout his diverse musical life, Jesse has performed the gamut of musical genres from blues, jazz, swing, boogie woogie, rhythm and blues, to roots, and country.
Jesse began working professionally at age 17 with the Toronto All-Star Big Band. He has worked as both a pianist and conductor been a featured performer with such luminaries from the blues and jazz world as Clark Terry, Jackie Richardson, Oliver Jones, Cleo Laine and John Dankworth, and Doc Serverinsen.
From 2014 to 2017, Jesse toured and recorded as a member of The 24th Street Wailers, playing across Canada and The United States and toured with Ottawa's JW-Jones. He has also appeared on recordings with legendary blues musicians Curley Bridges, Little Charlie Baty, Charlie Musselwhite, Chris Whiteley, and Ken Whiteley.
After graduating with honours from the Contemporary Music Program at Toronto’s Humber College, Jesse completed a Masters Degree at York University in Music Composition. He continues to work in Toronto as an in demand sideman and is broadening his horizons with a solo career.