Jesse Ruben is a singer/songwriter currently living in Brooklyn, NY. Best known for his lyrical storytelling and engaging live shows, his songs have been heard on more than a dozen TV shows in the US and abroad. His most recent single, "This Is Why I Need You", reached the top 10 in 12 different countries, and has been streamed more than 45 million times across all platforms. He has been featured on MTV, CNN, and in Esquire Magazine.
Beyond his music career, Ruben is highly active in philanthropic endeavors. He has run the NYC Marathon three times for The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, the largest non-profit devoted to spinal cord injuries, and is a passionate advocate for Lyme disease patients. He is also the founder of The We Can Project, an initiative for young people designed to help them discover their passions and give back to their communities. To date, more than 500,000 students have participated. To promote the program, he was personally invited by Hoda Kotb to perform live on The Today Show.