Jesse Boyce Jesse Boyce is a phenomenal musician and North Carolina native, whose musical odyssey began with classical vocal training in his elementary and high school years. He studied classical piano, organ, electric bass, guitar, and drums at Sterling High in Greenville, South Carolina. In addition to earning a bachelor’s degree in Theology and Christian Education from American Baptist College, he studied in Vanderbilt Divinity School’s Master of Divinity program in Homiletics, and Memphis Theological Seminary in Christian Education. He is a graduate of Leadership Music Nashville, with a Masters Degree equivalent in Recording Industry and Community Leadership. “Jesse Boyce, is one of the baddest bass players in the world,” according to Little Richard. Many in the industry agree. Some of his recording performance credits as a bassist/pianist include projects by Moses Dillard & The Dynamic Showmen, The Fame Gang, Bottom and Company, Peabo Bryson, Lou Rawls, Duke Ellington, Clark Sisters, Shirley Caesar, Cannon Ball Adderley, Nat Adderley, the Osmond Brothers, Candy Staton, Clarence Carter, Wilson Pickett, The Commodores, Albertina Walker, Luther Vandross, John Hiatt, Dr. John, Eric Clapton, The Bandd, Ray of Hope Band, and Carol Ann's All-Stars.
Jesse Boyce composed and performed original music for two United Methodist Communications
documentaries, “Who Is My Neighbor?” and “A Reason to Sing,” featuring Morgan Freeman and
Danny Glover. He co-produced the classic “New Songs of Zion featuring Cynthia Wilson. He
produced the “Prayers from the House” CD for Ben Hill Mass Choir and Clifton Davis' Dove
nominated Album, “Say Amen.”
In a career spanning three decades and multiple music genres, Boyce has co-produced or written songs recorded by Sam Moore (Sam & Dave) Ben E. King, David Ruffin, Peaches and Herb, Teddy Pendergrass, Bobby Jones and New Life, Little Richard (Gospel) #1 in UK. Hot, Saturday Night Band, Constellation Orchestra, Lorraine Johnson, Frisky, were all featured in very successful dance records. Linda Clifford's “Let it Ride” was a #1 Dance record in Billboard. The Chilites, TTF, and the Impressions have all benefitted from his song-writing skills. The Temptations scored a number one hit with Boyce's song “Firefly”, which earned Boyce his first platinum album, “A Song for You”. As co-producer, musician, co-writer, and lead vocalist for Spunk, he sold four million albums in the UK. The world still remembers Boyce, Levine & Tufo (BLT), and Dillard & Boyce as being among
the best producer/ writers of this classic era.
He is the recipient of a Dove Nomination Award for Clifton Davis' “Say Amen” album, two Grammy Nominations for “Feed The Flame,” sung by Lorraine Johnson, two Naras Awards, the Super Picker (Player) Award, the BMI Award of Excellence, the Mayor's Gold Record Community Award, and many others for music, church, and community service. He is currently the CEO of Sovereign Music Group LLC, an entertainment conglomerate. He is the Founder and Executive Director of Mid-Town Music Academy for at- risk children in the North Nashville community.