Nicknames: Jesse, Jess Han, J, etc...
New York based musician, Jessica Han (Jesse), is Principal Flute of Opera Saratoga in Saratoga Springs, NY, a member of Jazz Band, The Gil Evans Project and is a substitute musician for the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Albany Symphony Orchestra, Princeton Symphony, and broadway musicals Wicked and The Lion King.
Additionally, Ms. Han performed as Guest Principal flute and piccolo for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (2014) and Opera National de Lorraine/Orchestra Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy et de Lorraine (2012).
This past January (2018), Ms. Han made her debut with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra in Kuala Lumpur as Principal Flute, and will be on trial as their new Principal Flute during the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2018-2019 season.
As a member of the Gil Evans Project, Ms. Han performed on three time Grammy nominated album, Centennial: Newly Discovered works of Gil Evans) and Grammy nominated album Lines of Color. The Gil Evans Project was awarded two JJA Jazz awards for Large Ensemble of the Year (Ryan Truesdell’s Gil Evans Project) and Record of the Year (Centennial: Newly Discovered works of Gil Evans).
Ms. Han also had the privilege of performing flute and bass flute for Maria Schneider and the late David Bowie on Bowie's last single Sue (Or in a Season of Crime). Sue (Or in a Season of Crime) received Grammy awards for best arrangement, best instrumental and vocals for Maria Schneider.
After completing her conservatory training at the Juilliard School in 2010, Ms. Han returned to university to get a traditional liberal arts education. In 2015, she graduated cum laude from Columbia University with a B.A. in French literature.
Upcoming projects include scoring for short film, Redemption Song by August Dannehl, play, Dark was the Night by Maurice Decaul and short film, Printed in Fire by John Kowalchuk.