Jesse Cann in concert

Jesse Cann is a gospel singer/songwriter and producer with a Christ-centered message, delivered in a unique and soulful style. Converted from a life of darkness and drunkenness, Jesse was saved by the Lord Jesus Christ in 1978, and has committed his music to the service of Christ.  His music’s testimony of the power of Almighty God to set the captive free and to open the eyes of the blind will lift your heart in praise to God.

Jesse is a pianist, keyboardist, and trumpet player.  He writes, produces, and records gospel music in a variety of styles on his Jordan Line Music label (ASCAP); music that brings encouragement and edification to all ages.  His choral writing has been published by Fred Bock Music Company and Kjos Publishing Company.

Jesse has a Bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.  He has ministered in churches, schools, prisons, outreach and benefit concerts, and has 13 years of professional experience as a worship director.  He has been married to his best friend Anne for 40 years.


I am so thankful to God, and excited to announce that on July 19 I received the Instrumental Artist of the Year Award at the 11th Annual Rhythm of Gospel Awards held in Baton Rouge. What a blessing from the Lord!  Fiona Varner, Executive Board Member of the Rhythm of Gospel Awards, was kind enough to pose with me for this photo.  I want to thank Dr. Mark Rogers, CEO/Executive Director of the National and Independent Gospel Music Association, the Executive Board Members & Staff, Joyce Washington of Rejoyz Radio, and all who voted for me. And especially I want to thank my precious wife, Anne (a true fan of my music!)


I am very excited to announce that on November 10, 2018 I received the 2018 Artists Music Guild Heritage Award for Instrumentalist of the Year.  I am thankful to the AMG and its founder David L. Cook for this honor.  I praise my Savior Jesus Christ for this wonderful encouragement, and I am so thankful for my dear wife Anne’s faithful support for 40 years.  PRAISE ALMIGHTY GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW!!


From 2017:

Jesse gives praise to Almighty God for the honor of receiving the 2017 Artists Music Guild Heritage Award for Instrumentalist of the Year.  He is thankful to the Guild for the Award, and is so very grateful for his dear wife Anne’s constant support, encouragement, and faith in God.Psalm 40:1-3



Nominee for Male Vocalist of the Year, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Nominee for Instrumentalist of the Year, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019AMG-Logo-full


2016 Nominee for CCM Christian Song of the Year – “Trust in the Lord”

2016 Nominee for Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year

2016 Nominee for Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year

2019 Nominee for CCM Christian Song of the Year – “Hold Tight to the Master’s Hand”

2019 Nominee for Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year

2019 Nominee for Special Event/Instrumental Artist of the Year