Jesse Abel Chevan

PhD Student in Ethnomusicology

Jesse Chevan was born in Brooklyn and raised in southern Connecticut. He attended Columbia University for his undergraduate degree, majoring in Middle Eastern Studies (MESAAS) with a special concentration in Jazz Studies. After graduation, he helped to open Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha, a jazz club in Qatar, before returning to NYC to work full time as a drummer, performing mainly brass band, afrobeat, jazz, hip hop, and klezmer musics. He will be working on his Ph.D in Ethnomusicology, focusing primarily on trombone shout bands and other religious musics."