A multi-skilled brass instrumentalist, trombonist JESSE METZLER is rapidly emerging as an active, in-demand performer and teacher in the Burlington area music scene. He has performed locally with Richard James’ Krewe Orleans, Dwight and Nicole, the Chad Hollister Band, the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra, Joe’s Big Band, Thea Wren, Randall Pierce Trio, the Vermont Burlesque Festival, Left Eye Jump, Northern Spy and others. He performs regularly with the Maple Street Six, the Get Messy, and regularly attends weekly jam sessions at Foam Brewers, Deli 126, and Light Club Lamp Shop.
In a classical setting, Jesse has performed at Carnegie Hall with the New York Youth Symphony, and locally with the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, the New England Philharmonic, the Longy School of Music Orchestra, the Concord Orchestra, and the Boston University Trombone Choir.
Jesse attended college at Montclair State University, graduating with a degree in trombone performance in 2010. He has been teaching privately since 2008. As a teacher, he worked at French Woods Festival for the Performing Arts for three intense summers. For the past ten Julys, he has taught at Friends Music Camp at Earlham College, where his duties included brass lessons, music theory classes, and directing concert band, street band, and the Symphony Orchestra.
Now living in Burlington, Vermont, Jesse and his partner strive to bring their young daughters up in the most musical household possible.