Media Producer, Strategist
In 2016, Jesse enlisted in the Marine Corps as an active duty musician stationed at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., with the “The Commandant’s Own” United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps. During his four years as a percussionist with "The Commandant's Own", Jesse’s aptitude for creating media content was heavily utilized in the unit’s Public Affairs Office. Jesse’s videography work was recognized beyond the company level and led to collaborations with the Marine Barracks Washington Battalion COMMSTRAT, The USMC Color Guard, The USMC Silent Drill Platoon, and beyond.
Jesse holds a B.A. from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Department of Music, and an A.S. in Computer Aided Drafting & Design from the CCAC Department of Civil Engineering. A veteran percussionist in Drum Corps International and Winter Guard International, Jesse has an extensive background in the marching arts activity and over a decade of experience as an educator with independent, scholastic, and collegiate percussion ensembles. Jesse continues to share his passion for music through a variety of methods, and is a sought-after clinician, online percussion instructor, and published composer.
Currently, Jesse is the proud owner of Sieff Studios, a media production company based in Annapolis, MD. His strong foundation in the musical and visual arts combined with his love for community and military service brought Jesse to the production team of The Washington Tattoo in 2019. He is passionate about creating and sharing media experiences that reflect his background and values, and is thrilled to promote musical, cultural, and educational experiences through this world class organization.
Jesse in an endorsed artist with Gridbook Percussion Education, Dynasty Titan, Innovative Percussion, Reflexx, and Grover Pro Percussion.