Jesse Joaquin Parker specializes in Afro-Cuban percussion and jazz vibraphone. He has performed with diverse ensembles at such renowned venues as the Telluride Jazz Festival, DROM in Manhattan and the Nuyorican Club in Puerto Rico.
He has a Bachelors of Music Education from New Mexico State University and his Masters of Percussion Performance from Arizona State University. Jesse is currently on the faculty at Paradise Valley Community College and Arizona State University, and is an Artist in Residence with the Phoenix Conservatory of Music.
Jesse was introduced to Yoga by his college percussion mentor, Fred Bugbee, and has continued to embrace many levels of Yoga as an integral part of his practice, performance, and pedagogy. Jesse is now based out of Scottsdale, AZ. He enjoys yoga, hiking, and the many natural and spiritual wonders that the desert has to offer. Jesse performs on Tycoon Percussion instruments.