Alberta Culture Days – Jessie de Leon

September 3, 2020 all-day America/Edmonton Timezone

I am Jessie de Leon. My friends call me Jess. For over eight years now, called Red Deer along with my family our second home.

Besides playing tennis, badminton and playing pool I have been performing with my acoustic guitar for three years now mostly at The Hub on Ross, a few times at group homes did front acts for popular Filipino bands from Philippines and occasionally small gigs at bars.

I just love playing acoustic music and all I did was encouraged anyone to showcase their talent and skill in music, hence Jess and Friends was formed.

In the last three years, I have brought over a dozen talents to The Hub on Ross as individuals and as a group sharing their passion and love for music.

Last May, I organized an outdoor mini concert dubbed as Acoustic Hour with the purpose of honouring frontliners. There were thirty people that showed up. Nineteen freebies were given away from benevolent small business owners and supporters. Red Deer Advocate did a write up for the event.