Articles / Press
  • Side by Side -- Wilson & Moore
    AllAboutJazz.com
    August, 2010
  • Wilson & Moore Music Video
    NewOrleans.com
    August, 2010
  • New Orleans responds to strife, as always, with song
    LAtimes.com
    July, 2010
  • Review of 'Side by Side'
    Whereyat.com
    July, 2010
  • Singer/songwriter Jesse Moore and guitarist Chip Wilson sit 'Side by Side' on excellent new CD
    NOLA.com
    June, 2010
  • Wilson & Moore Side by Side
    NewOrleans.com
    June, 2010
  • Interview on The Donkey Weed Talk Show
    October, 2009
  • Jesse Moore: Goin' back to "Nawlins"
    Randomville Music
    March, 2008
  • Review of More Than Life Itself
    Moozikoo.com
  • Jesse Moore Becomes Part of NOLA Revival
    International Musician Magazine
    January, 2007
  • Audio Interview, Ogden Museum,
    New Orleans, July 27, 2006
  • The Hoodoo Man Releases New Album
    PittRadio.net
    May 1, 2006
  • Singing Up a New Orleans
    Woodstock Times
    March, 2006
  • More Than Life Itself
    Chronogram
    January, 2006
  • Jesse Moore: More Than Life Itself
    Offbeat
    December, 2005
  • What to know before you go: Jesse Moore
    Best of New Orleans
    November 8, 2005
  • CD's subtlety captures New Orleans' sound
    Poughkeepsie Journal
    November 4, 2005
  • Even Moore Meaning
    The Times Picayune
    November 4, 2005
  • Storm takes toll on ex-local musician
    Poughkeepsie Journal
    September 1, 2005
  • Sisters celebrates New Orleans music at Jazz Festival
    The Bend, Oregon Bulletin
    September 2005
  • Live Interview & Performance on WWOZ Radio New Orleans
      Entire show
    Part 1
    Part 2
    Part 3
    Part 4
    Part 5
    Part 6
    Part 7
  • Jesse Moore at The Dragon's Den
    Live New Orleans
    July 05, 2004
  • HooDooMan mixes gumbo with funk
    Poughkeepsie Journal
    February 2003
  • A fall-down good party
    Woodstock Times
    December 2002
  • Bless The Beasts And The Blues
    The Press
    October 2002
  • HooDooMan adds New Orleans spice to Saugerties venue
    Kingston Freeman,
    February 2002
  • Bringing Mardi Gras to Newburgh
    Times Herald Record,
    February, 2002
  • The Healing's in the HooDoo.
    Rhythm and News,
    January, 2002
  • 'HooDoo' Earned His Just Props.
    Poughkeepsie Journal,
    September, 2001

       

    About Jesse

    Award-winning singer, songwriter, musician and actor Jesse Moore has traveled extensively, performing on concert and theatrical stages throughout the world. Viewers will recognize his face from major films like Jeff, Who Lives at Home, Crossroads, Pride, From the Rough and numerous small indie films; and television for his roles on Treme', Law and Order, Memphis Beat, Nora Roberts' "Tribute" and Revenge of the Bridesmaids as well as soaps and commercials. He has lived for extended periods in Tokyo, Bangkok, Singapore, the jungles of Malaysia, the beaches of Bali, Australia and New Zealand; as well as Boston, New York, L.A., and San Francisco, before finally making his home in New Orleans.

    Jesse began his music career by winning the famed Apollo Theater Talent Night Contest, at the tender age of twelve, singing Smokey Robinson's WHO'S LOVING YOU. The win gained him a recording contract with Star Records and a manager, who had connections with the emerging rock and roll writers at the famed Brill Building in New York. Jesse soon began recording demos, and his vocal prowess was put to the test performing the 'girl' parts, in songs that were being written by writers, that included Carole King, Gerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.

    Being around such great writers was a huge influence on him and soon he began to compose his own material. While still in his teens, he joined The Stereos and as lead singer wrote and recorded an album on MGM Verve Records, produced by the legendary Tom Wilson of Bob Dylan and Frank Zappa fame.

    Jesse's music then led him to a more exotic location: Tokyo, Japan. He and nine other Americans formed the the legendary R&B band, The Houserockers. They were soon signed by RCA Victor of Japan Records and recorded five albums, including the hit LOVE MAKES YOU HAPPY. In the early 70's, he and Carlton "Slim" Goodwin put together a new group, Black Fire, which toured extensively in the Far East, Australia and New Zealand. Upon the band's dissolution he traveled to Bali and joined Prophecy, which went on to become the first western band to achieve superstar status in the Far East. Combining musicians from the two groups, armed only with acoustic instruments, off they headed into the non-electric fruit forest jungles of Malaysia. Soon they landed a six-month stint in Singapore at Barbarella's and later opened their own successful nightclub, Electric Shadow, in Bangkok. In 2000, the rockers reunited for a reunion tour of Indonesia, also filming BACK IN THE GARDEN:A BALI ROCKUMENTARY.

    Upon returning to the United States and settling in San Francisco, he recreated Prophecy, recorded new product and toured up and down the West Coast. Deciding to leave the group to develop his solo act, he also entered college to major in music and theatre, eventually receiving a scholarship to the prestigious American Conservatory Theatre. Soon, his smooth vocals landed him major roles in legitimate theatre, in local and regional productions of the musicals DAMES AT SEA, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and creating the role of Orpheus in the Crossroads Theatre production of BLACK ORPHEUS, in New York. He also joined the San Francisco Mime Troupe, touring the world in SECRETS IN THE SAND and DRAGON LADY'S REVENGE, which won them a Tony Award, in 1987, for 'Excellence in Regional Theatre' and culminated in another tour, ending at the Kennedy Center, in Washington, D.C., with THE MOZAMGOLA CAPER.

    This led to major television appearances in network shows that included NBC's LAW AND ORDER, FOX TV's AMERICA'S MOST WANTED and in the daytime soaps AS THE WORLD TURNS and THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, as well as joining PBS' GHOSTWRITER as a series regular. Film appearances include HBO's THE BABY SITTERS CLUB, HOWARD THE DUCK and most recently THE NOVICE, with Alan Arkin and Frank Langella, and the soon to be released PRIDE, starring Tom Arnold, Bernie Mac and Terrence Howard, in which Jesse plays the father of the only girl on a high school inner-city swim team. (Acting Career Credits)


    The HooDooMan

    CD: More Than Life Itself
    More Than Life Itself

    CD: Wilson & Moore: Side by Side
    Wilson & Moore: Side by Side

    In 1988, Moore, then living in San Francisco, was introduced to the Crescent City and it's funky music. Years later, while living in upstate New York, growing tired of the acting-audition process, and during preparation for the Bali reunion tour, he decided to immerse himself in the rich culture of New Orleans and write and record THE HOODOO MAN in 2003. The success of the CD found him relocating to the city of his inspiration, playing on Bourbon Street and every major club in the city, as well as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and the French Quarter Festival. The limited release garnered rave reviews, "…stirs up a gumbo of roots rock, rhythm & blues, Mardi Gras second line rhythms and funk-fried bayou magic," stated Indie Magazine and Offbeat Magazine proclaimed, "…displays a dizzying array of styles…he wants you at his party and…you'll want to be there."

    In 2005, his release of MORE THAN LIFE ITSELF, was lauded as "One of the Top 10 CD's of the year," by The Times-Picayune and Tom Morgan of WWOZ Radio noted, "…a grand collaboration with some of New Orleans' best songwriters and musicians." The CD included an acoustic and classic rock version of Anders Osborne and J. Ragsdale's IT'S GONNA BE OKAY, and during a broadcast of TV 4's Eyewitness News on WWL, reporter Eric Paulsen commented, "(the song)…should be the official post-Katrina anthem."

    His most recent CD, 2010's Wilson and Moore: Side by Side on Threadhead Records, is a collaboration with singer/songwriter/guitarist Chip Wilson. The rootsy folk n' blues Side by Side takes another step in the direction begun at the end of "The Hoodoo Man" and explored in depth in "More Than Life Itself": a desire to carve out a unique heartfelt musical-style that nurtures and challenges it's listeners.

    Jesse now lives in the New Orleans Musicians' Village and continues to work in TV and film.

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