“It also benefits from the presence of pianist Jesse Whiteley, a competent and expressive pianist who not only accompanies thoughtfully, but has the ability to vary his approach, from boogie-woogie/stride to swing and modern styles. His solos are brief but effective.” 
Matthew Wright — Jazz Journal 
(review of Blue Standard A Good Thing) 

“…long-time keyboard player, Jesse Whiteley is prominent….indeed his contributions on Hammond organ and piano are superb throughout.” 
Grahame Rhodes — 
(review of JW Jones’ 2012 recording Seventh Hour) 

“Jesse Whiteley is the next talented musician, singer, and composer to arise from one of Canada’s premiere musical families. Having been exposed to the music of his dad, Chris, and his uncle, Ken, for just over two decades, he has already achieved what most musicians twice his age could only dream of. Comfortable in all styles from blues to jazz and funk to country, he is equally at home playing with a 20-piece swing band in a huge concert hall or a blues trio in a small club… Jesse is quickly becoming one of Canada’s ‘piano players to watch’.” 
Maple Blues Magazine (Toronto Blues Society) 

“There were so many gifted young players in TABB,  The pianist really showed his chops and had an infectious energy and was always grooving and jiving to the music.” 
Lynn Peppas — The Tribune (Welland, ON)