Jesse Lear | Wheaton, IL Double Bass, Cello, Bass Guitar Teacher

Photo of Jesse LearJesse Lear is a double bassist, cellist, and bass guitarist based in Chicago.

Jesse received his bachelor’s in Jazz Studies at Northwestern University, and has performed at prestigious venues such as the Gary Marshall Theater in Los Angeles, Prudential Hall (NJPAC) in New Jersey, and at the 2020 Detroit Jazz Festival. Jesse also began exploring composition, arranging, and audio engineering, which serve him well now in his professional work as a musician.

Whether it be classical music, jazz music, rock music, school orchestra/band music, or other styles, Jesse can help students achieve their artistic and stylistic goals on their instrument. Jesse’s aim is to create accessible music deeply rooted in human experience to inspire movement. Be it a rock concert, classical concert or a jazz orchestra with strings, his performances initiate interactive and organic dialogues with his audience. Diverse music genres inform Jesse’s artistic expressiveness. He draws connections between rock, pop, jazz, Afro-Cuban, classical, and other styles to creatively craft songs into a magnetic, musical journey. His artistry as a musician is emboldened by the works of Steely Dan, Chicago, the Beatles, as well as artists like James Jamerson, Ahmad Jamal, Avishai Cohen.