Jesse Baskin graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2015 with a degree in Contemporary Writing and Production. His love for music began at the age of 12, when he started playing guitar. It didn't take him long to realize a career in music was the only one for him. Jesse formed his first band, in New York City when he was in middle school. Over the following years, Jesse and his band learned and grew as musicians, booking agents and band managers.
Though Jesse’s career started out in punk rock, metal and the like, his love and appreciation for other genres only grew. His passion for all kinds of music lead him to Berklee College of Music, where his rigorous early studies in guitar and general music lead him to find a love and natural talent in composing all kinds of music. This lead him to major in Contemporary Writing and Production, where he learned how to write and arranged parts for all instruments, work in DAWs , sequence MIDI, and record, produce, and mix his own musical projects. As Jesse continued to hone his skills as a one stop shop composer with the ability to perform all the aspects of delivering a final product, he narrowed his focus further to scoring for advertisements. While Jesse knew he had found his niche, he felt the pull of performing again. Instead of reverting back to his rock roots, Jesse dove into another love - funk and soul.
The New Review was formed by Jesse in 2013, playing his original compositions and arrangements, complete with a full rhythm section, horn section and vocalist. Since their inception, The New Review has grown to write music together, has performed in front of live audiences all around Boston, New York, Vermont, has released a full length album, two music videos, and is currently working on their sophomore album.