Jesse Cahill started playing drums at a young age and worked his first professional gigs in restaurants and clubs in his hometown of Victoria, British Columbia. In 1993 he moved to Montreal to study music at McGill University, graduating in 1999 with a Bachelors Degree in Jazz Performance (with distinction).
While Jesse’s freelance resume boasts an extensive list of Canadian and international names it is his long term musical collaborations with west coast artists that have resulted in his most notable work. He has appeared on dozens of recordings with western Canadian musicians including Jodi Proznick’s Juno nominated CDs Foundations (2007) and Sun Songs (2018), Cory Weeds’ Juno nominated Up a Step (2012), and Jerrold Dubyk’s WCMA Jazz Album of the Year The Maverick (2008). Jesse has also released three albums with his own group The Nightcrawlers and has been a regular member of rockabilly power trio Cousin Harley for nearly two decades.
Jesse is also a dedicated educator and currently enjoys a busy teaching schedule at The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music in downtown Vancouver.