Jesse Friedberg (a.k.a. Jesse Jukebox) is on a mission to inspire children and their parents to be creative, compassionate, free-thinking, and a little bit smarter than he is (which is pretty darn smart). Based out of Cleveland, Ohio, Jesse accomplishes his mission by writing and recording original children’s music. He puts on amusing, thrilling, and interactive live shows that entertain children and grown-ups alike.
After graduating from Berklee College of Music, instead of mastering the art of Jazz and shredding guitars, Jesse dedicated his time to writing, recording, and performing fun and catchy children’s music for families.
In 2012, Jesse recorded a children’s album with multi-platinum award-winning producer, Michael Seifert, titled, “Jesse’s Jukebox”. In 2017, he released his follow-up children’s album, “Jesse’s Jukebox: There’s Music Everywhere”. In 2020, he released his third album, “Awesome!”, which he recorded with Grammy award-winning producer, Dean Jones. In 2021, Jesse accepted his invitation to join the Recording Academy. In 2022, Jesse released his fourth album, "Just A Minute" a full-length album entirely made up of one-minute songs, co-producing once again with Dean Jones.
Jesse’s passion for working with children led him to receive his Masters in Early Childhood Education from Ursuline College in 2015. He applies the skills he learned to give high-energy, interactive, early childhood music classes that the whole family gets into.
Jesse is driven by Rock and Roll, The Blues, Batman, Electric guitars, Silliness, Funky Bass Lines, Pizza, Corny jokes, Loud Drums, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Banjos, Outer Space, and all things awesome.