Jesse Monkman

Jesse Monkman is a composer and percussionist originally hailing from Boston, MA. He received his degrees from the New England Conservatory where he studied with Frank Epstein and Will Hudgins of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. While in the New England area, he played with the Portland Symphony Orchestra of Maine, Boston Modern Orchestra, as well as other performance venues in the Boston area.

Currently he resides in Savannah, Georgia, where he plays with the Jacksonville Symphony, Charleston Symphony, Savannah Sinfonietta, and Hilton Head Orchestra, as well as performing recital and teaching engagements in Georgia. He is a member of the group Velvet Caravan who is represented by Kosson Talent agency.
A mysterious, driving, and audience-accessible vibraphone solo that steers away from the instrument's jazz roots.
Duration: 6:00 | Level: Med-Advanced
A flashy, crowd-pleasing marimba solo heavily infused with gypsy jazz.
Duration: 5:30 | Level: Advanced
This piece explores a variety of contrasting moods from lyrical to intense, and calls upon the performer to explore their own expressive and unique characteristics to enhance the musical interpretation.
Duration: 6:30 | Level: Advanced
As the title suggests, it's built on a repeating pattern introduced in the left hand. This pattern places accents on a cycle of beats which will make this an outstanding technical etude as well as recital piece.
Duration: 5:30 | Level: Medium
Perfect for recitals or festivals, this piece is challenging and enjoyable for audiences. The piece utilizes different foundations of 4-mallet playing with room for musical phrasing.
Duration: 5:00 | Level: Medium
An invigorating ensemble work perfect for solo marimba and three percussionists. It is a perfect piece for advanced recitals and percussion ensemble concerts.
Duration: 12:30 | Level: Advanced