Jesse Gress is a rock guitarist. He tours and records with Todd Rundgren and the Tony Levin Band, and plays on all four of John Ferenzik‘s albums.
A performer, music educator, and former music editor of Guitar Player, Jesse has hundreds of transcription folios and magazine articles to his credit, as well as five acclaimed reference books: Guitar Licks of the Texas Blues-Rock Heroes, GuitaRevolution – Lessons from the Groundbreakers & Innovators, The Guitar Cookbook, Guitar Lick Factory, and Guitar Licks of the Brit-Rock Heroes. He currently creates content for Guitar Player and Line 6’s GuitarPort.
There are over 100 published transcription folios containing Gress’s work. These include most of The Beatles and Stevie Ray Vaughan catalogs, as well as key recordings by Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, The Allman Brothers Band, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and Guns N’ Roses. His first transcription/arrangements for Warner Brothers Publications were published in 1986. His clientele quickly expanded to include Cherry Lane Music, Music Sales and Hal Leonard. He also began transcribing and writing lesson features for Guitar Player, Guitar World, Guitar School, and Guitar for the Practicing Musician.
Jesse continues to tour with Todd Rundgren. He also performs with Reelin’ In The Years , a Steely Dan tribute band led by well known drummer Jerry Marotta. In 2008, he organized and was the Music Director for the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Album Tribute, It Was 40 Years Ago Today, which included Todd Rundgren, Lou Gramm of Foreigner, Bo Bice, Christopher Cross, and Denny Laine.
- ^ “Jesse Gress”. jessegress.com. Retrieved 30 December 2010.
- Jesse Gress Official Site
- 2008 Jesse Gress radio interview on RundgrenRadio.com
- 2009 Jesse Gress radio interview on RundgrenRadio.com
- 2012 Jesse Gress interview on Artist Connection Podcast