Anant Jesse

Anant Jesse

BandSpoken WordRock

A one man rock opera performed with spoken word, drums, and samplers. After suffering a nasty case of cultural whiplash at the hands of the NYC public education system, a rebel without a clue rallies and tries to provoke a showdown between the forces of modern progress and the earth's ecosystem.

Biography

Performer, speaker, recording artist, and teacher, Anant Jesse has performed for hundreds of thousands of people in venues ranging from stadiums to yoga centers. His work has appeared in film, radio and television, including feature segments on network channels such as MTV and VH1. He has collaborated and performed with Bakithi Kamalo (Paul Simon) Steve Gorn, Deva Premal, Prem Joshua and was production team member for the critically acclaimed remix project “Pipes of Pan At Joujouka released by Phillip Glass’ label Looking Glass.

Anant was also co-founder of Los Angeles based band Dramarama, with whom he recorded and toured extensively. The storybook success that the group experienced has been detailed in the film "Mayor Of The Sunset Strip", as well as a recent VH1 Bands Reunited episode.

Alongside his projects in music and media Anant maintains his life-long commitment to the transformational and healing arts. He has led Creative Alchemy self-discovery workshops internationally, motivating, inspiring and educating with a dynamic sense of humor and unsinkable energy.

As a teenager in the late 1970’s, he was one of only several young westerners to be trained in sanskrit and Kashmir Shaivism by the late Swami Muktananda and since then has spent ten years in India studying traditional and contemporary methods of self-development. A native New Yorker now based in Montreal, Quebec, Anant teaches spiritual therapeutics at the NHC Institute of Montreal, maintains a private practice and continues to record and perform internationally.

Discography

Dramarama:
Four albums, three studio, one live. Distributed thru Capitol Records

Wolfmother Wallpaper:
Solo Ep. Independent.

Mantrica: Solo LP.
Distributed through

Select All: Performance piece. written and performed by Anant Jesse, directed by Allyson Manta.