Projects ( Below are other projects Jesse is part of )


Blue Standard: Vocal and piano jazz and blues duo with Maple Blues Award winner and acclaimed actor Raoul Bhaneja on vocals. 

Raoul And The Big Time: Raoul Bhaneja's award winning 7-piece blues band. 

Toronto All-Star Big Band: Jesse conducts this swing band and vocal group that revives the golden age of the big bands. 

The Bettys: This Toronto-based vocal trio brings three part harmony into the modern age with a repertoire that includes everything from “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” to “Eye of the Tiger.” 

Emily Burgess (Burgess, Whiteley and Wong): Guitarist Emily Burgess, Pianist Jesse Whiteley, and Saxophonist Jonny Wong have united to form their own self titled group "Burgess, Whiteley & Wong", joined by Emily's band The Emburys. 

Kalya Ramu: Jesse has backed up jazz vocalist Kalya Ramu in her group Kal's Hot Four, performing their own quirky arrangements of rarely recorded standards from the 1920's-40's, and as a vocal and piano duo. 

Kristin Lindell: Singer songwriter whose acoustic roots music is a seamless blend of blues and folk, mixing original and classic tunes.

Photo of Blue Standard by Lyon Smith

Photo of Blue Standard by Lyon Smith