Jesse Davis

Jesse grew up in Washington, NC as the oldest of 6 kids. He began music lessons with the cornet at eight years old, and then piano when he turned nine. At age 12 he performed in the trumpet section of the Washington Community Band. Piano soon became his main musical focus, however. At 16, Jesse debuted as soloist with the Tar River Symphony and later won the state’s MTNA title and the Raleigh Symphony Concerto Competition as a private student of Dr. Charles Bath (ECU). After attending college at North Carolina School of the Arts, Jesse married his college sweetheart Leslie, and they moved to Texas for the graduate program at Baylor University. After graduate school, Jesse won several international prizes and performed in various countries throughout Europe in solo concerts and as soloist with a number of philharmonic orchestras. Jesse and Leslie have three children, Tommy (11), John (4) and Victoria (1/2 year). Leslie is organist at Snyder Memorial Baptist in Fayetteville.
Favorite Scripture: Psalm 103: 1-5
Favorite book:  At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald
Favorite hobbies/activities:  Basketball, golf, accompanying Favorite song and piano composition:  “The King of Who I Am”, Liszt Piano Sonata in B minor