funkmasterjesse
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I am a full-time pro keyboardist. Play all styles of piano, but lately jazz, Latin jazz, funk, fusion, RnB, rock (all genres/decades), blues, gospel, and Celtic folk. Attended McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul for Keyboard Performance. I have had add'l 12 years private study* with Jackie Okoh (classical), Tom Hunter (blues), Nachito Herrera (jazz / Latin jazz), Laura Caviani (jazz / theory), and the late great, Bobby Peterson (jazz / theory). I was MMTA State Finalist in piano competition for 4 years running. I have averaged 200 shows a year for the past 7 years. If I'm not gigging, or in transit to a gig or rehearsal, I'm practicing 16-7.

I am back in the Twin Cities after completing a series of gigs with a show band on Carnival Cruise Lines ship Sensation from Jan 24-July 25 2014. I am once again available for a new project.

While in the Twin Cities I am primary keysman in several bands:

Dee Miller Band (blues)
Fergus Plinko (Americana/Celtic/psychedelic)
Willie Walker and We R (contemporary and classic RnB/blues)
No Limits - the B Side (RnB/pop/funk)
Sonic Jones (jam band)
Mad Libs (variety)
The Green Project (rock)
Manguito (Latin jazz/salsa/bossa nova/tropical)
Karl B and the Soul Surgeons (funk/fusion)
The Shadows (50s rock/pop)
Express Band (r&b/pop)
Rare Medium (jazz/acid jazz)

I also perform as a sub or add'l player with:
Devon Worley Band (country/rock), 3 Beer Warmup (rock), Snak Attack (urban funk/jazz), In2ition (funk/rock), Mick Sterling and the Irresistibles (variety), Big Toe and the Jam (dance/variety), The Henchmen (alt rock/psychedelic), Eclectics (variety).

Available and open to all genres. Always looking for a new original band that wants to tour.

Previously played in these bands:
Kenny and the Bastids (jazz), the Tesfa Combos (jazz), Rare Medium (cool jazz/fusion), 8 Switch (rock/funk/RnB), Love Deluxe (Sade tribute), Roger James Quartet (jazz), Prior Avenue (classic RnB/soul/funk), Jeff Wenberg (rock), UST Jazz Ensemble (big band), M Theory (rock and soul revue), The Phat Four (fusion), Hopkins High Jazz One (big band).

Available as a session keyboardist and have references available from several engineers and producers. I have also contracted w/ St. Paul Public Schools as a music director / accompianist each year from 2007-2013.

Can be contacted at: tulgeywould@earthlink . net (-spaces)
jessemueller.com for more samples, vids and schedule

Screen name:
funkmasterjesse
Member since:
Sep 10 2009
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Brian Auger, David Benoit, Scott Bradlee, Dave Brubeck, Jamie Callum, Michel Camilo, Ray Charles, Chick Corea, Claude Debussy, Dr. John, George Duke, Danny Elfman, Hiromi Euhara, Donald Fagen, Vince Guaraldi, George Gershwin, Herbie Hancock, Donny Hathaway, Mayer Hawthorne, Nachito Herrera*, Tom Hunter*, Bob James, Yoko Kanno, Alicia Keys, Mike Kindred, Chuck Leavell, Michel Legrande, Ramsey Lewis, Tanya Maria, Kieko Matsui, Bruce McCabe, Les McCann, Jack McDuff, John Medeski, Memphis Slim, Thelonious Monk, Ennio Morricone, Jelly Roll Morton, Bobby Peterson*, Oscar Peterson, Ricky Peterson, Billy Powell, Billy Preston, Professor Longhair, Ravel, Greg Rolie, Leon Russell, Joe Sample, Eric Satie, Horace Silver, Jimmy Smith, Chester Thompson, Chucho Valdéz, Tom Waits, Steve Winwood, Stevie Wonder, Mitch Woods, Joe Zawinul

Instrument experience:

Other Percussion:
Intermediate
Keyboard:
Expert
Piano:
Expert
Background Singer:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Currently use a Nord Stage 2, Nord Stage 88, Roland FP-3, MicroKorg 37 Synth/Vocoder, Korg Triton LE (for string arrangements), JBL 15XTs for performance. Also use from time to time K5M sound module for analog synth and a Mackie 802-VLZ3 digital mixer.

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Every Sunday, Brooklyn Park. MN

Christmas eve special show @ Church of the Master, Brooklyn Park

Every Sunday, Brooklyn Park. MN

NYE party, Withrow Ballroom, Hugo MN

Whiskey Junction, Mpls

Keiran's Pub, Minneapolis

Every Sunday, Brooklyn Park. MN

Crooner's (formerly The Shorewood)

Bunkers, Minneapolis

Every Sunday, Brooklyn Park. MN

MMC, St. Paul

Bunkers, Minneapolis

Every Sunday, Brooklyn Park. MN

Crooner's (formerly The Shorewood Inn)

Bunkers, Minneapolis

Floyd's, Victoria, MN

TBD

River City Extreme, 3875 School Blvd, Monticello, MN 55362

Every Sunday, Brooklyn Park. MN

Bunkers, Minneapolis

TBD

Venue 13, 3120 Minnesota 13 W, Burnsville, MN 55337

TBD

TBD

Fargo, ND

MMC, St. Paul

Legends, St. Cloud

TBD

Keiran's Pub, Minneapolis?

TBD

MMC, St. Paul

TBD

TBD

Keiran's Pub Minneapolis?

TBD

TBD

Narrows Saloon, Navarre

TBD

TBD

MMC, St. Paul

TBD

Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St. Paul

TBD

TBD

MMC, St. Paul

Madison Blues Society Picnic, Madison WI

Past Events

Hollihans, WBL

Sat-in for a couple songs @ Bunker's

MMC, St. Paul

Every Sunday, Brooklyn Park. MN

MN Valley Country Club, 6300 Auto Club Rd, Bloomington,MN 55438

Every Sunday, Brooklyn Park. MN

Grumpy's, St. Bonifacious, MN

Whistling Pickle, Zimmerman MN subbing for Zach Sershon

Whiskey Junction, mpls

Every Sunday, Brooklyn Park. MN

Benefit for Steve Faison @ Wilebski's

Every Sunday, Brooklyn Park. MN

Shaw's Minneapolis

@ Floyd's B&G, Victoria, MN

Bunkers, Mpls

Benefit at Shaw's B&G, Minneapolis

MMC, St. Paul

Whiskey Junction, Mpls

Devils' Night Halloween Costume Party @ Whiskey Junction also 3 Beer Warm Up

Halloween Bash @ Whiskey Junction w/ Fergus Plinko

Breezy Point, MN 10/24 & 25

Breezy Point, MN 10/24 & 25

Wilebski's, Saint Paul

@ Señor Wongs, St. Paul, MN 8-11PM

MMC, St Paul

Pig roast, Hugo MN

The School II, Chanhassen

Old Arizona, 2821 Nicollet Ave, Mpls

Hutchinson Event Center

Shaw's, mpls, benefit

@ Holihan's Pub, 2160 3rd St., White Bear Lake, MN

@VFW Saint Paul

@ Legends, St. Cloud, MN

MMC, st paul

Mpls private party

Thresher Days in Dalton, MN

Whiskey Junction, Mpls. The Quincys open 8:30pm

Shaw's, Mpls

Floyd's in Victoria, MN

Drums keys guitar @ Grumpy's MPLS

@ School II, Chanhassen, MN

Riverfront Concert Series, Elk River, MN

Honey, Mpls

Brown Co. Fair, Aberdeen, SD 4:30 and 6pm

Stubb's, Battle Lake MN

Whiskey Junction, Mpls

Whiskey Junction, Mpls

Caffetto Craft Fair, Caffetto Coffee House, 708 West 22nd St. Minneapolis, MN

The Narrows in Navarre MN. Jesse's homecoming

Blaine Summer Concert in the Park, Town Sq. Park, Blaine MN

Floyd's in Victoria w/ Tom Bright

Whiskey Junction, MPLS

Return from the Bahamas

2/8/14 thru 7/24/14 Bahamas (46 3-day and 4-day cruises) stage shows, lounge sets, and karaoke assists.

1/24/14 thru 2/21/14 in Pompano Beach, FL

Brooklyn Park, MN

Medina Entertainment Center, Hamel, MN $12 at the Door - 8:30pm

Driftwood Char Bar, Mpls Zachary Flategraff opens (@8?)

MMC, St. Paul

Brooklyn Park, MN

@ Wilebski's, St. Paul for Winter Dance?

Brooklyn Park, MN

Sherwood Lounge, No St. Paul

Thunder Valley B&G, Burnsville

NYE @ Arrowwood, Lake Okiboji

Arizona's in Shakopee

Hamline college

Benefit for Ross Mueller

Lakeville VFW, MN

the 3 Crows, Delano

Start-up church and congregation, 3045 Brookdale Drive, Brooklyn Park, MN. Music service

Willie Walker &We R perform for Willie's induction into the MN Blues Hall of Fame @ MMC

outdoors in Loretto, MN

Gluek's mpls

Pioneer Theater St. Cloud 40min show

@Whiskey Junction + Fergus Plinko

full band @ Gluek's, mpls

@ NWTC Studios in Brooklyn Park for video shoot

Accompanying Lar'eesha Ash @ Jeremiah Program Awards Luncheon @ Wilder Center on Lexington Parkway

Mariucci Arena, University of MN

5408 43rd Av So., Mpls

Lutheran Church of the Master (2 Shows)

Murray Jr High Spring Musical, St. Paul

Schooner's, mpls

"The One That Got Away" @ Pioneer Place in St. Cloud, MN

AQ, St. Paul 7-8:45pm no cover

Live Recording @ Wild Tymes, St. Paul. Adam Tucker, engineer