Mr. Parker is an in-demand jazz vibraphonist, Afro-Latin percussionist, and world-class music educator based in Santa Fe, NM. Jesse has performed at venues ranging from the Telluride Jazz Festival to DROM in Manhattan to the Nuyorican in San Juan, Puerto Rico and has performed/toured/recorded with Marcos Crego and The Latin Union, Bernard Purdie, Nosotros, Bata Ire, Mike Crotty Jazz Quintet, Taumbu International Ensemble, Chuchito Valdez, Raul Pineda, Carmela y Mas, Ritmo Latino, Cal Harris Jr. and many others.

Mr. Parker earned his Bachelors of Music Education from New Mexico State University and his Masters of Percussion Performance from Arizona State University. Having studied under the likes of Michael Spiro, Michael Burrit, Blake Tyson, Emilio Caruso, J.B. Smith. Mark Sunkett, Bill Wanser, Dom Moio, Michael Kocour, Taumbu, Dick Sisto, Rufus Reed, Ernie Chavarilla, and Louis Daniel Rivera, Jesse Parker has acquired a vast array of styles, techniques, and musical experiences.

A dedicated educator, Mr. Parker has instructed the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps from Denver CO, where he was also a performing member, and Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps from Lexington KY. Mr. Parker has served as Associate Faculty at Arizona State University, Teaching Artist with the Phoenix Conservatory of Music, and Director of the World Music Ensemble and Latin Jazz Ensemble at Paradise Valley Community College. Jesse Joaquin Parker currently is director of percussion studies at New Mexico School for the Arts and performs on Tycoon percussion instruments.