Winner of the 2009 International Bluegrass Music Awards Mandolin Performer of the Year, Jesse Brock has spent a lifetime in bluegrass, starting with his family band at the age of nine, and later with national acts such as Chris Jones and the Night Drivers (1 album) and The Lynn Morris Band (2 albums). Jesse's first appeared on the Grand Ole Opry at the young age of 11, performed on stages with Ricky Skaggs, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, The Tony Rice Unit, and the list goes on.
Jesse has also honed his skills all over the world, making his first trip to Europe in 1997, and returning several times since. He spent a short time in Bulgaria as well, recording with female Bulgarian singer/guitarist/leader; Lili Drumeva, (Lilly of the West).
Jesse was an integral part of Michael Cleveland's two solo albums on Rounder, "Flame Keeper" and "Let 'Er Go, Boys!", as well as the following band albums, "Leavin' Town" and "Fired Up". Both band c.d.'s have garnered IBMA's "Instrumental of the Year" (2009 & 2011) and "Instrumental Group of the Year" awards, 4 years in a row (2007-2010). Jesse has also toured and recorded with The Dale Ann Bradley Band 2 albums), where he and Michael first toured together.
Jesse is also a solo artist in his own right, with an IBMA award-nominated CD "Kickin' Grass" on Pinecastle Records that includes an A-list of pickers, and was co-produced with his former band mate, Ron Stewart. Recently, Jesse co-produced Rick Lang's album (long-time friend, songwriter/singer) , "Look to the Light", another multi-award-nominated project. Rick Lang contracted John Miller & Jesse Brock to arrange all the original songs and produce the album, which went on to be in the first round of the Grammy's, the final round of the GMA Dove Awards, and the final round of the IBMA awards (2011).
Jesse is currently teaching the mandolin in Yarmouth, ME, at the highly-acclaimed 317 Main St. Music Community School. Aside from his teaching schedule, Jesse tours with various artists as well as putting together high-energy bands on occasion in the New England area. He also assists the national act, Audie Blaylock & Redline when available. Jesse makes his home in southern Maine, and continues to record.