In March 2015 Jesse was selected for the NJJO (National Youth Jazz Orchestra), conducted by Dutch pianist and composer Martin Fondse. This bigband project, which is held every two years, has led the orchestra to places like Bimhuis Amsterdam, LantarenVenster and great jazz festivals like the North Sea Jazz Festival. Besides, the orchestra have had cooperations with the NJO symphony orchestra, the Metropole Orchestra and soloists like Mete Erker, Julia Philippens and Steffen Schorn.
In March 2017, Jesse was again selected for the NJJO, this time for the new 2017/2018 edition, with guitarist Anton Goudsmit as their musical director.
For more info and tour dates, check the NJJO Website.