JESSE COLLINS WAS Born in NEW HAMPSHIRE and raised in Upstate NEW YORK. he attended the Ithaca college School of music where he studied with steve mauk. JESSE THEN moved to New York City where he attended The New School jazz studies program in 1990. In NYC He STUDIED PRIVATELY WITH Lee Konitz, Sam Rivers, Jaki Byard and Arnie Lawrence.
Jesse Developed his craft in NYC during the 1990's-2000's, while leading his own group the Jesse Collins Quartet. He has performed with some of the great players from the history of jazz, including Jimmy Cobb, Ed Cherry, Larry Coryell, Denis Charles, Avishai cohen, omer avital, boris kozlow, Sacha Perry, Duana eubanks, Carlos McKinney, Ari Hoenig, Jimmy Butts, Leonard gaskin, Uganna Okegwo, Ilya Lushtak, Jonny Ellis and Chad Taylor.
Currently jesse lives in and travels from his musical home base in Ithaca NY, where he works for jesse collins music and tezcat records, and performs regularly with the jesse collins quartet.