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Jesse Shafer

Jesse is a composer, jazz guitarist, producer, and session musician based in Charleston, SC. He began his career through the grassroots and DIY local music scene in Charleston playing original music, as a hired member of various groups and playing jazz standards for restaurants and events. Since time has gone on, Jesse has transitioned further into a career of studio work - playing multiple instruments on recordings for various artists and composing and producing folk, jazz, experimental, new age and chamber music. Likewise, he performs in Charleston multiple times a week within various styles and occasionally travels to perform. He is a graduate of the College of Charleston music program with an emphasis in jazz performance - though he spent much time studying composition. Jesse has recorded for Sunnyside Records, his own label, Glass Sandbox Records, is an ASCAP affiliate and manages his own publishing. Likewise, Jesse is a certified luthier having studied with Chris Brinson as the Custom Vibrations School of Luthierie. He is an active part of the groups Inn Vinegar, The Rooibos Quartet, and the Invisible Low End Power.


Bill Frisell
guitar, electric
Jim Hall
Les Paul
guitar, electric
Ted Greene
Brian Eno

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