JESSE CLONINGER has performed throughout the North America, Europe, and Israel. He has participated in events such as the Henry Mancini Institute, Midwest Band Convention, Addison Jazz Festival, Wichita Jazz Festival, and the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. In 2005 he completed a Master’s Degree at the University of North Texas where he performed with the One O’Clock and Two O’Clock Lab Bands. Jesse has shared the stage with Benny Golson, Phil Woods, Joe Lovano, Bob Mintzer, among others. He played alto with Maynard Ferguson and the Big Bop Nouveau for their winter-spring tour. He is a member of Cherry Poppin’ Daddies and is a regular participant in The Shedd Institute’s many projects as an educator, performer, arranger, artistic administrator, and music director.