Jesse Greenberg is a Queens-based percussionist, keyboardist, composer, and arts educator. Using yarn mallets and bows on glockenspiel, Jesse engages subtle reimaginations of one of childhood’s most familiar instruments, performing with the troubadour-inspired trio Zamler-Carhart/Rauh/Greenberg, with Lcollective, and as a soloist. He is the founding percussionist and composer-in-residence with the ensemble, ShoutHouse, collaborating with classical, hip-hop, jazz, and world musicians.
His work as a percussionist has been featured at the Cooper Hewitt Museum, (le) Poisson Rouge, The Greene Space, the Festival Les Troubadours chantent l’art roman in the Languedoc region of France, and on NPR’s New Sounds and WBAI. Jesse’s compositions have appeared in CISUM’s Composing for Percussion festival, Vassar’s ModFest, the Piano+ series, Harlem Arts Festival, Varisound Concert Series, and received the Jean Slater Edson Prize. He gives private piano, drum, and composition lessons is a teaching artist in the NYC public schools.