1811 14th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20009
Jesse Brian Marchant was born in Montreal, Canada on January 29th 1981 to a Swiss mother and Canadian father. He began classical guitars lessons at age 7 and attended a French Lycée for elementary and high school. He is fluent in English, French and Swiss-German. Jesse attended McGill University, majoring in Civil Engineering and then Finance, before dropping out in his last semester. Marchant moved to New York City in 2001 and has lived in the United States since.
Jesse wrote songs for his first album while living in Los Angeles from 2003-2007. Not Even in July was recorded in Hudson, NY at Henry Hirsch’s church studio, in the fall of 2008 and released on Partisan Records in the spring of 2010, subsequent to his self-releasing it in 2009.
Marchant has produced or co-produced all of his records and performed many of the recordings himself. Stray Ashes was engineered and performed by Marchant alone, in a rented great lodge in N. Argyle, NY.
Bass was later added by Macy Taylor with additional drumming by Makenzie Smith. The album was mixed by Grammy-Winning producer John Congleton and released on Western Vinyl in 2012. Marchant's album's since have been engineered, mixed and co-produced D. James Goodwin, and released on Marchant's No Other label.