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Dr. Jesse R. McGuire - Biography
Jesse R. McGuire, Sr., B.Th, M.Div, D.Min, Winner, 2009 NATAS EMMY® Award
Author, Musician, Actor, Doctor of Ministry
Dr. Jesse McGuire has performed for three Presidents of The United States. On April 30, 2002, Jesse performed the National Anthem at the largest Democratic fundraiser in the history of the state of Arizona, where President Bill Clinton stood five feet away, and was in absolute awe of his stirring rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. In October 2002, Jesse played his stirring version of the National Anthem for George W. Bush at a Republican fundraiser for Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Salmon. Jesse was a featured soloist during a performance for the President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, in May of 1987.
Dr. McGuire has performed, toured, and/or recording with many world renowned bands, including, Wynton Marsalis, Tower of Power, Esteban, Pat Boone, James Brown, Andrae Crouch, The Winans, Billy Preston, Sam (Soul Man) Moore, Sister Sledge, The Winans, Jessy Dixon, Sammy Hagar, Jeffery Osborne, Vickie Winans, Tim Bowman, The Clark Sisters, The Dells, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Eddie Mitchell, and with Phil Driscoll, in addition to serving as opening concert performances most recently for James Taylor, Elton John, and Seal. Jesse is also a member of The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).
Dr. McGuire has authored, and self-published several books, including an autobiography, two trumpeter's guides, and two fiction novels, several self-help Christian books, and a book of Inspirational poetry. Dr. McGuire’s latest literary accomplishment, “Raising Doctors on a Patient’s Salary,” is Dr. McGuire’s best literary work, to date.
Dr. McGuire is also an accomplished author and actor, with several television commercials, several published books, and one feature movie to his credit, in addition to one public service announcement for which he won a 2009 NATAS EMMY Award, for “On Camera Talent – Performer/Narrator.” Dr. McGuire is also the 2010 recipient of the Copper Sword Award, presented by The Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society.
From his humble beginnings as a nine year old nervously playing his first trumpet solo in church, Jesse overcame the reading disorder "Dyslexia" to attain the position of "Lead trumpet" in the world's most prestigious Jazz big band, "The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra" in New York City. Multi Grammy winner, and Pulitzer Prize winner Wynton Marsalis, is the conductor, and Artistic Director. Jesse received international acclaim for his lead trumpet, and solo performances during his two-year tour with LCJO.