Jessie is the Founder and Director of the sound based performance duo On Structure and is Co-Artistic Director, Composer, and Cellist for the New York based electro-acoustic musical outfit, Ensemble Pamplemousse. Her compositions have been performed by On Structure, Ensemble Pamplemousse (NYC), Toneburst Electronic Arts Ensemble (Wesleyan University) Die Ordnung Der Dinge (Berlin), Zwerm Electric Guitar Quartet (Belgium), and presented in the US by the MATA Festival (NYC), The Experimental Yearbook (Los Angeles), Subtopics Festival, 12 Nights Festival, and the FETA Foundation (Miami, FL), as well as in Europe by The Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao), ABC Theater (Switzerland), and at the What's Next Festival (Belgium). Jessie's work has recently been supported by the Cary New Music Performance Fund, Meet the Composer, New York Foundation for the Arts, the Headlands Foundation for the Arts and the International Alliance for Women in Music.
As a performer, Jessie works on new modes of musical performative styles with her duo On Structure and plays as a cellist with Ensemble Pamplemousse and the Wet Ink Ensemble (NYC). She has worked with influential composers such as Alvin Lucier, Pierre Boulez, Beat Furrer, Klaus Lang and Anthony Braxton and has also played with the SEM Ensemble (NYC), Forum Zeitgenoessicher Musik (Leipzig), KlangExectuiv (Berlin), and the Ostravska Banda (CZ). In 2006 she was awarded the Stamas Family Scholarship from Lincoln Center for excellence in classical performance.
Jessie holds a BM in Cello Performance from Manhattan School of Music, an MA in Composition and Experimental Music from Wesleyan University and is a DMA candidate in Composition at Stanford University. Her primary teachers include Alvin Lucier, Ron Kuivila, Mark Applebaum and Brian Ferneyhough. She lives, works, and plays bi-coastally in the Bay Area of San Francisco and New York.