Extraordinary national anthem performances put Ann Arbor native Jesse McGuire in the spotlight

Jesse McGuire playing the national anthem at the Carolina Panthers vs San Francisco 49ers NFL Playoff Game on January 12, 2014. (Courtesy Photo)

Jesse McGuire playing the national anthem at the Carolina Panthers vs San Francisco 49ers NFL Playoff Game on January 12, 2014. (Courtesy Photo)

Ann Arbor native and award-winning trumpeter Jesse McGuire, not to be confused with Jerry McGuire, (something he says he gets more often than he’d like to admit), caused a few thousand goosebumps while performing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the NFL Playoff game between the Carolina Panthers and the San Francisco 49ers earlier this year.

Throughout the years, McGuire has had the honor and privilege of performing, touring and recording with some of the world’s biggest musicians, including Elton John, Paul Simon, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Seal and Hootie and the Blowfish.

Read the rest of my article at [The Ann Arbor News].

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