- Music Licensing & Synchronization: The World Song Network
- Music manager & Tour Assistant to 3x Grammy nominee,
2x #1 DJ of the world, Perfecto Records owner Paul Oakenfold
- Brand Ambassador and Alumni of Oakenfold's
Electronic Music Academy and DJ Camp
- Completed Roland Music Internship
- Performed at Heat Ultra Lounge, The IVAR
Theater, Amoeba Records, & CHiPs for Kids
- A.S. in Music Production - Summa Cum Laude - 4.0 GPA
The Los Angeles Film & Recording School
- Metal Gear Solid "Syndicate Wars" published in
"These Pages Speak"; added to curriculum at the LA Film School
- Released original single and music video "Escape From New York"
- Released mix compilations "The Babylon Project", "The Boundaries
of Fantasia", and The Mt. Everest Mix Ft. Paul Oakenfold."
- Produced & hosted weekly radio show
"The Essential Mix" on WRIR-LP 97.3FM
- Co-produced "Brews & Burlesque",
"1 of the top 5 places to be on the weekend."
- Produced and performed annual TRON rave series
Ft. Ghost in the Shell/ Batman Actors & Directors,
released EP's each year
- Collaborating with Actors & Directors, producing scripts to
theatrically enhance music and live shows
- Residency at Nations Night Club, blending House, Pop, Trance,
Electro Swing, and Video Game Music
Though trained and mentored by the best event DJ's in the business, Jesse James' true passion has always been for DJing and producing electronic music. For fifteen years Jesse has played at clubs, festivals, dances, conventions, weddings, and even burlesque shows and zombie walks. He has performed in Hollywood, New York City, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland.
2018 will be an exciting year for Jesse, his primary focus on music licensing and production, and a small national tour on the convention circuit.
The Journey to Hollywood
In May of 2015, three-time Grammy nominee, two-time number one DJ of the world Paul Oakenfold, and business partner and Festival Owner Paul Reder hosted their week long DJ Camp at the Los Angeles Film and Recording School. Jesse was one of sixteen inaugural students at the electronic music academy. He spent a week learning from top minds in music industry, including agents, managers, lawyers, dj’s, producers, social media experts, Rolling Stone Magazine, American Idol, AM ONLY, The Grammys, and Oakenfold.
By camp’s end Jesse had been accepted into the music production program at the Los Angeles Recording School. Within 2 months he bought a car, installed a hitch, and packed everything he owned into a 5x8 trailer and trekked the 2600-mile journey to California. For three and half months he made home a friend’s couch and commuted the two-hour one-way drive for class before ultimately relocating to Los Angeles.
Two months into the curriculum Jesse was commissioned as brand ambassador of Oakenfold’s 2nd round of DJ Camp in September of 2015. He secured various editorials for the camp as well as a confirmed booking for Oakenfold at Mobile Beat’s Annual trade show in Las Vegas. Shortly thereafter Oakenfold hired Jesse as his music manager and tour assistant; Jesse spent the next two years doing set prep and music library cataloging, software and hardware integration and maintenance, and research, logistical support, and flag design for Oakenfold’s Mt. Everest performance in March of 2017.
In February of 2017, Jesse graduated Summa Cum Laude with an A.S. in Music Production from the Los Angeles Film & Recording School. He received accolades for student of the month and the only 4.0 GPA in his graduating class, Upon graduating Jesse was offered and accepted an opportunity to work as personal assistant to the Vice President of the Los Angeles Film School. In the same month Jesse accompanied Oakenfold for the kick off of his Generations world tour at Mobile Beat Las Vegas.
For two years Jesse worked with, produced for, and was mentored by Oakenfold, a highly educational time in his life; he'll forever be grateful to Paul for showing him the true nature of the music industry. in September of 2017 Jesse decided it was time to move forward and pursue his own ambitions.
In November of 2017, Jesse accepted an internship with Roland Music; the world's largest electronic equipment manufacturer; upon it's completion Jesse accepted a career opportunity currently underway, training as a music supervisor in music licensing and synchronization.
Music Licensing & Synchronization - The World Song Network
In January of 2018, Jesse began training as a music licensing supervisor with The World Song Network.
From 2014 to 2015, just prior to relocating to California, Jesse created and hosted “The Essential Mix" on WRIR-LP 997.3 FM. The radio show aired weekly and featured a variety of electronic music and industry guests.
In 2012 Jesse began working with actors and directors to create “Cinema sets”, by writing and producing custom narratives to mix with electronic music Jesse brings a theatrical element to his performances. His three part Tron series, “elecTRONic Mayhem" featured voice work from Batman/ Mortal Kombat Director/Actor Richard Epcar, Disney Director, Actress, and Singer Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, and Batman Actor Christopher Smith. Actor Travis Williingham called it “A very impressive production quality being put forward.”
In 2011 Jesse formed the electronic cross-over group Trifecta, consisting of Japanese Taiko Drumming, Violinist Johnny Benson, and Jesse James. By combining their talents as individual artists into one entity they seek to bring a fresh take on the world of music, theater, and musical genre.
Charitable Work and Other Experience
Through his music, Jesse has helped to raise more than $25,000 for charities, including The American Cancer Society, The Make A Wish Foundation, Toys for Tots, Chips for Kids, and Red Nose Day at Walgreens' flagship 8000th store in Hollywood. He has also given his time and music to Safe Harbor, a battered women's shelter.
Jesse also has many years of experience with commercial photography, audio and video editing, graphic design, and personal assistance to actors, directors, & bands. He was awarded employee of the year for his work with Actor/Director Vic Mignogna.