Jesse Colford is a student of Composition and Saxophone Performance at Boston University. He is from North Andover, MA, where he participated highly in the schools’ music programs. As a performer he has played in a variety of ensembles, including wind ensembles, jazz bands, marching bands, choirs, and chamber groups, and has experience with many different musical styles. He performed as a soloist in the 2017 NASA (North American Saxophone Alliance) Regional Conference at Bridgewater State University and in the 2017 Boston University Scarlet Band. He also performed as a singer and saxophonist with Voices 21C in a tour of Israel and Palestine, and gigs regularly with jazz combos and his band Cathartic Conundrum. He currently studies saxophone with Jennifer Bill, and has put on both junior and senior recitals for saxophone performance.
As a composer, he had his first original work performed as part of an AP Music Theory class in 11th grade. Since then he has written and arranged works for chamber ensembles, jazz groups and large ensembles. He has had works read by the Boston University Wind Ensemble and Orchestra, and had works performed on Student Composer's Concerts and recitals. He currently studies composition with Rodney Lister.