Jesse Dale was born in the small town of Salado, Texas, and grew up in Denton, Texas.
He attended Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas, where he studied closely with many Dallas Symphony musicians, including privately with Roger Fratena, as well as Lancer Hardy of the US Air Force Band. After two years at the New England Conservatory of Music, studying with Todd Seeber and Tom Van Dyck, he graduated summa cum laude in 2021 from the University of North Texas, where he studied under renowned pedagogue Jeff Bradetich.
Dale has performed with many acclaimed ensembles, including the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, the Callithumpian Consort, and the Phoenix Orchestra of Boston. A lover of new and under-performed music, he gave the American première of Andris Dzenītis’s Iron-Wood for double bass and piano as part of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s What I Hear prelude concert series in 2018. He is thrilled to be joining the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for their 101st year in 2023.