The son of trombonist Urbie Green and former big band signer Kathy Preston, Jesse Green has a potentially significant future. He started tinkering on the piano picking out tunes as early as age three. When he was six he began piano lessons but the young musician did not decide to make a career out of music until he was already in junior college. By then Green had spent a period playing trombone (he was an all-state high school trombonist) but had settled on the piano, discarding his earlier interest in rock and becoming influenced a bit by Oscar Peterson. Soon after he started taking music seriously, attended Berklee, was booked on some jazz cruises and was signed to Chiaroscuro where he has thus far recorded two CDs of his own.