London based Irish clarinettist Jessie Grimes balances a busy schedule performing as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player, as well as a teacher, presenter and workshop leader.  

Passionate about sharing music, she teaches at the Royal College of Music (RCM) Junior Department, is a contributor to BBC Radio 3 and has presented live on BBC television. She presents her own RPS Trailblazer Award winning live streamed show Jessie's Homemade Garden Jam, an 8 part live-streamed chamber music and gardening show which has been featured on Classic FM and in Grow Your Own Magazine.

She is keen to ensure music is available to everyone, and leads education projects for the City of London Sinfonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Sinfonia Viva and Aldeburgh Young Musicians among others. She is a core member of the exciting London Rhymes project, writing songs for parents and kids under 5.

As a clarinettist alongside the Jacquin Trio she has won competitions including the Royal Overseas League and St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competitions, was principal clarinet of the Wexford Festival Opera Orchestra 2014-2019, and enjoys guesting with UK and Irish symphony, chamber, radio and session orchestras.