Jesse Tatum currently serves as Principal Flute of The Santa Fe Symphony. She is also a Principal Player at Chatter, an innovative Albuquerque-based chamber ensemble. Additionally, she has performed with numerous other musical organizations including the Santa Fe Opera, the New Mexico Philharmonic, Opera Southwest, and the El Paso Symphony. She attended the Catania International Music Festival and was a member of the National Repertory Orchestra. Jesse studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the University of New Mexico.
As a soloist, Jesse was a prizewinner at the 2014 Myrna Brown Artist competition, performed at the Currents International New Media Festival, and has appeared as a soloist with the Albuquerque Philharmonic. Her solo debut with The Santa Fe Symphony was in 2016.
As a member of Chatter, Jesse has collaborated with myriad composers and participated in many world, US, and New Mexico premieres of solo and chamber music.
Also a Licensed Masters Social Worker, Jesse has presented at the collegiate level on Music Performance Anxiety. She endeavors to bring the values of collaboration and authenticity to her work as a flutist.