Jesse Bannister is a unique musician who is respected as the leading Indian Saxophonist in Europe.
Bannister is a truly global artist with an international reputation for original composition, outstanding performance and dynamic delivery. He has toured internationally in Asia, Europe and the US and now comes back home to tour in the UK with his quartet.
“Jesse has a unique sound that will challenge the horizons of saxophone players worldwide for many decades.” – TAPLAS
Jesse has performed throughout England, regularly bringing new and inspiring projects to the UK Music scene.
Gigs include London Jazz Festival, Darbar, Musicport, Bridgewater Hall, BBC venue and QEH.
“he is the future of Indian Classical Music”- Pandit Jasraj
Jesse has composed music for the Halle Orchestra, Film, TV, Theatre and Dance productions.
He co-founded and co-lead Raga Nova and Samay.
Jesse has collaborated with many artists including Bickram Ghosh, Siva Raman, Talvin Singh, Andy Sheppard and Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Balbir Singh Dance company as composer for 2012 Olympiad project ‘Synchro.’
“An intricate and evocative fusionof Jazz and Indian music” – Jazz FM
In 2012 Jesse conceived and composed the IOS app Groove India, in collaboration with Leeds College of Music and Mosquitodigital.
In 2013/14 Jesse Toured USA for 7 weeks with Indian Classical Trio Trilogy, Toured Synchronised in UK, Composed music for Rugby world Cup and Tour de France Celebrations, worked alongside Asian Underground master Sri Sriram.