On June 9, Jesse Rivera was born in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. His family name is Jesús Rivera Romero. Born into a family of musicians, Jesse has been playing guitar since he was 8 years old. He attended the Inter-American University of San Juan Puerto Rico where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Arts with a major in pedagogy and sociology. Jesse studied Public Administration at the University of Puerto Rico where he achieved credits towards his Masters degree. In the year 2000 he received an honorific Doctoral degree from the International Theology Seminary of California. While still in high school, he founded the Malakai Duet which gave him big success in show business, TV, radio, hotels and night clubs performances. He also worked as an actor in a TV soap opera. Being at the 'peak' of his artistic life he was diagnosed with cancer. After trying everything the cancer specialist recommended, he still was declared to have a short time to live. In his late 20's he gave his life to the lord and his body healed. Since then he has been singing inspirational music. Jesse feels joy when he sings to inspire others to seek the lord. He says 'I'm very blessed' when I see people receiving peace, spiritual enrichment and internal healing when I sing. At age 33, he was ordained as a minister by the association of ministers of California. He believes in community service, therefore he helps local public schools. He has done musical performances, guitar assemblies, substitute teaching and Spanish teaching for local schools. 'It's very rewarding spiritually.' Jesse has recorded seven Spanish musical albums, one English and one Spanglish. He has traveled to 14 countries, has received the TUNY (Talents United Of NY) award for his musical productions,has been a guest in re-known TV and Radio talk shows, and has been recognized by newspapers and magazines as an acccomplish artist, musician and educator. In order to help other people achieve musical goals, he teaches guitar. His private students are very happy with his unique teaching technique. In just six weeks they are able to play a song on their guitar. Jesse is a motivational Speaker, a lyric Singer, a virtuoso guitarist and a gifted Songwriter.
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