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ABOUT

I am a full-time pro keyboardist. Play all styles of piano, especially jazz, Latin jazz, funk, fusion, RnB, rock (all genres/decades), country, 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 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 8 years. If I'm not gigging, or in transit to a gig or rehearsal, I'm practicing 16-7.

Recently returned to the Twin Cities after completing a series of gigs in the Bahamas with a show band on Carnival Cruise Lines ship "Sensation" in 2014. I am currently preparing to perform at the Lucerne Blues Festival in Switzerland in November with Willie Walker for 5 shows and I have booked 14 shows at Valley Fair Amusement Park the last half of Sept thru Oct in 2015.

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

Dee Miller Band (blues)
Mueller-Parsons Project (jazz)
Acme Jazz Company (big band)
Fergus Plinko (Americana/Celtic/psychedelic)
Willie Walker and We R (contemporary and classic RnB/blues)
No Limits - the B Side (RnB/pop/funk)
The Green Project (rock)
The Shadows (50s tribute rock/pop)
Rare Medium (jazz/acid jazz)
Steve Sullivan & the Factory (variety)

I also perform as a sub or add'l player with:
Big Island (variety), Matt Levitt Band (Americana/pop), Dan Ristrom & the Big Throwdown (funk/variety), Sonic Jones (jam band), Devon Worley Band (country/rock), 3 Beer Warmup (rock), In2ition (funk/rock), Mick Sterling and the Irresistibles (variety), Big Toe and the Jam (dance/variety), Funktion Junction (rock/R&B/funk), Snak Attack (urban funk/jazz).

Available and open to all genres. Always looking for a new original band that wants to tour. I always keep a new project or two under development.

Previously I played in these bands:
A Hard Day's Night (Beatles tribute), The Henchmen/ Capt. Mike and the Totems (alt rock/psychedelic), Eclectics (variety), Karl B and the Soul Surgeons (funk/fusion), Snak Attack (urban funk/jazz), 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 & soul revue; toured Germany), The Phat Four (fusion).

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. I perform for several churches of various denominations every Sunday and during the Holiday seasons.

I can be contacted at: tulgeywould@comcast.net. Visit
"jessemueller.com" for more samples, vids and schedule.

Screen name:
funkmasterjesse
Member since:
Sep 10 2009
Active within 1 week
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, 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, Thelonious Monk, Ennio Morricone, Jelly Roll Morton, Bobby Peterson*, Oscar Peterson, Ricky Peterson, Billy Powell, Billy Preston, Ravel, Greg Rolie, Leon Russell, Joe Sample, Eric Satie, Horace Silver, Chester Thompson, Tom Waits, Steve Winwood, Stevie Wonder, Mitch Woods, Joe Zawinul

Instrument experience:

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

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

Friday Night Jazz @ the Nicolette, 1931 Nicolette Av, south Mpls

Freddy's Tiki Hut, St Paul

River City Days, Bay Point Park, Red Wing, MN 5:30-8PM

Every Sunday, Robbinsdale, MN

National Night Out - (community?)

Crooners Fridley MN

@ Freddy's Tiki Shack, 1620 Rice Street, St. Paul

Whiskey Junction, mpls

Acoustic Tent @ Bayfront Blues Festival, Duluth, MN - Dee, Jimi and Jesse

Roscoe's Pioneer Bar, 323 West 1st Street, Duluth, Minnesota 55802 10PM to close

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Rockwood's B&G, Otswego, MN

Every Sunday, Robbinsdale, MN

MMC, St. Paul

@ Freddy's Tiki Shack, 1620 Rice Street, St. Paul

Private Wedding, Golf Course Eden Prairie. Jesse also plays solo pre-ceremony

Every Sunday, Robbinsdale, MN

@ Freddy's Tiki Shack, 1620 Rice Street, St. Paul

Gluek's, Minneapolis

Driftwood Char Bar, Mpls

Brown County Fair, Aberdeen, SD

Every Sunday, Robbinsdale, MN

@ Freddy's Tiki Shack, 1620 Rice Street, St. Paul

Anniversary Party, 8155 14th Ave, Bloomington, MN

Santiago Shakedown, Bailey Ray's, 2120 165th Ave, Santiago, MN

Every Sunday, Robbinsdale, MN

Crooners Fridley MN

@ Freddy's Tiki Shack, 1620 Rice Street, St. Paul

Whiskey Junction, mpls

Every Sunday, Robbinsdale, MN

Brookside B&G, 140 Judd Street, Marine On St. Croix, MN

@ Freddy's Tiki Shack, 1620 Rice Street, St. Paul

Every Sunday, Robbinsdale, MN

MMC, St. Paul, MN

@ Freddy's Tiki Shack, 1620 Rice Street, St. Paul

@ BB?

3- 25 Min sets for Valley Scare @ Valleyfair in Shakopee

Every Sunday, Robbinsdale, MN

@ Freddy's Tiki Shack, 1620 Rice Street, St. Paul

3- 25 Min sets for Valley Scare @ Valleyfair in Shakopee

3- 25 Min sets for Valley Scare @ Valleyfair in Shakopee every Friday and Saturday beginning 9/19 thru 10/31

Every Sunday, Robbinsdale, MN

3- 25 Min sets for Valley Scare @ Valleyfair in Shakopee every Friday and Saturday beginning 9/19 thru 10/31

3- 25 Min sets for Valley Scare @ Valleyfair in Shakopee every Friday and Saturday beginning 9/19 thru 10/31

Every Sunday, Robbinsdale, MN

3- 25 Min sets for Valley Scare @ Valleyfair in Shakopee every Friday and Saturday beginning 9/19 thru 10/31

3- 25 Min sets for Valley Scare @ Valleyfair in Shakopee every Friday and Saturday beginning 9/19 thru 10/31

3- 25 Min sets for Valley Scare @ Valleyfair in Shakopee every Friday and Saturday beginning 9/19 thru 10/31

3- 25 Min sets for Valley Scare @ Valleyfair in Shakopee every Friday and Saturday beginning 9/19 thru 10/31

3- 25 Min sets for Valley Scare @ Valleyfair in Shakopee every Friday and Saturday beginning 9/19 thru 10/31

3- 25 Min sets for Valley Scare @ Valleyfair in Shakopee every Friday and Saturday beginning 9/19 thru 10/31

Chester Fritz Auditorium, Grand Forks, ND

3- 25 Min sets for Valley Scare @ Valleyfair in Shakopee every Friday and Saturday beginning 9/19 thru 10/31

3- 25 Min sets for Valley Scare @ Valleyfair in Shakopee every Friday and Saturday beginning 9/19 thru 10/31

3- 25 Min sets for Valley Scare @ Valleyfair in Shakopee every Friday and Saturday beginning 9/19 thru 10/31

tbd

Willie Walker and We Are @ Lucerne Blues Festival Nov 8-15 Lucerne, Switzerland. Four shows in four different venues.

Past Events

Como Zoo, St Paul

@ the Lux in Minneapolis

Every Sunday, Robbinsdale, MN

One World Festival @ Whiskey Junction

w/Dee Miller Band. Opening for Walter Trout & Elvin Bishop, et al

"Roy Orbinson Meets the Beatles" @ Palm Theater, Detroit Lakes

Inn Kahoots, Hamel, MN

Como Lake Pavilion

Detroit Lakes, MN Water Carnival Parade 12-2pm

Narrows Saloon, 3380 Shoreline Dr, Navarre, MN

Corporate gig @ Bauhaus Brewery Labs 5:30 - 8:30

Minnesota Music Cafe, St. Paul

Every Sunday, Robbinsdale, MN

MMC, St. Paul MN

Clay County Fair, Barnesville, MN

@ Freddy's Tiki Shack, 1620 Rice Street, St. Paul

Crooners Fridley MN

Every Sunday, Robbinsdale, MN

Harbor Bar, Hager City, WI

Floyd's Bar, Victoria MN 8-mdnite on the patio

Whiskey Junction, MPLS

Legends, St. Cloud

Jazz Central, Minneapolis

@ Bayside Grille, Excelsior

Freddy's Tiki Hut, St Paul

Robbinsdale, MN

Tater Days, Brooklyn Park

Madison Blues Society Picnic, WI

Redwood Falls Golf Club, MN

@ Freddy's Tiki Hut, 1820 Rice Street St Paul, MN

Crooner's Fridley MN

MMC St Paul

Karlstad MN for the Kickin' Up the Country fest

Comorant Village, Detroit Lakes MN

@ Freddy's Tiki Hut, 1820 Rice Street St Paul, MN

Bedlam Theater, 2712 East 27th Street, Minneapolis 55454

Staring Lake Park, Eden Prairie

Whiskey Junction, MPLS

DMB @ Shaws, Mpls coming in on second set

Block Party in Delano, MN 6-9pm

JR's RedLake, MN? 17403 Artesian Spring Rd NE, Kelliher, Minnesota?

Every Sunday, Robbinsdale, MN

Mattie's On Main, Riverplace, Mpls MN

@ Freddy's Tiki Hut, 1820 Rice Street St Paul, MN

Crooner's (formerly The Shorewood Inn)

BotBB Finals @ FD's Calhoun Sq. Mpls

Every Sunday, Robbinsdale, MN

Hat Trick, St. Paul

@ Freddy's Tiki Hut, 1820 Rice Street St Paul, MN

MMC, St. Paul

Every Sunday, Robbinsdale, MN

Scratch's in mpls

Whiskey Junction, MPLS

@ Freddy's Tiki Hut, 1820 Rice Street St Paul, MN

Every Sunday, Robbinsdale, MN

Lone Oak Grill, Eagan

Whiskey Junction, MPLS

@ Freddy's Tiki Hut, 1820 Rice Street St Paul, MN

Every Sunday, New Hope, MN

@ Arnellia's St. Paul

@ Freddy's Tiki Hut, 1820 Rice Street St Paul, MN

Crooner's (formerly The Shorewood Inn)

@ Crooners, Fridley MN

Famous Dave's BotBB Semi-finals, Calhoun Sq. Mpls

Every Sunday, New Hope, MN

Inn Kahoots, Hamel MN

Inn Kahoots, Hamel MN

@ Freddy's Tiki Hut, 1820 Rice Street St Paul, MN

MMC, St. Paul

Every Sunday, New Hope, MN

River City Extreme, Monticello

@ Crooners, Fridley MN

@ Freddy's Tiki Hut, 1820 Rice Street St Paul, MN

Crooner's (formerly The Shorewood Inn)

sax Piano duet during happyhour @ Crooners in Fridley

Easter 2 shows @ Lutheran Church of the Master

Every Sunday, New Hope, MN

Jammin' Wings Brooklyn Park

Easter 2 shows @ Lutheran Church of the Master

Whiskey Junction, Mpls w/ Tabah Yames

Every Sunday, New Hope, MN

New Amsterdam Cafe, 6 West 6th St St.Paul

Famous Dave's Battle of the Bands, Calhoun Sq., Mpls

Every Sunday, New Hope, MN

Keiran's Pub Minneapolis

Wilebski's in St. Paul

@ Freddy's Tiki Hut, 1820 Rice Street St Paul, MN

Every Sunday, New Hope, MN

Grand Forks, ND

@ Acadia in Minneapolis

@ Freddy's Tiki Hut, 1820 Rice Street St Paul, MN

MMC, St. Paul

Every Sunday, New Hope, MN

Edina Galleria Westin

FP featuring Amy Smith @ Whiskey Junction, Mpls. Bloodshot also plays

@ Freddy's Tiki Hut, 1820 Rice Street St Paul, MN

Crooner's (formerly The Shorewood Inn)

Every Sunday, New Hope, MN

Manitou Station, 2171 4th Street, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Driftwood Char Bar w/ TGP

@ Driftwood Char Bar w/ Fergus

Fish-a-palooza @ Crystal Lake, Burnsville MN 1:30-4:30pm

@ Freddy's Tiki Hut, 1820 Rice Street St Paul, MN

@ Hilton Mpls/Bloomington, MN 8-11PM private party

Every Sunday, New Hope, MN

@ Frankie's Pizza, New Hope

@ Honey, Mpls

@ Freddy's Tiki Hut, 1820 Rice Street St Paul, MN

Manitou Station, 2171 4th Street, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Every Sunday, New Hope, MN

Legends, St. Cloud

MMC, St. Paul

Every Sunday, New Hope, MN

"The Night The Music Died" Fargo, ND w/ A Hard Days Night (Beatles tribute)

Fargo ND w/ The Shadows

@ Whiskey Junction, Mpls (show to be video taped)

Crooner's (formerly The Shorewood Inn)

Every Sunday, New Hope, MN

Shaw's Mpls

@ Mattie's on Main, Mpls 9-11PM

Every Sunday, New Hope, MN

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

Floyd's, Victoria, MN

Bunkers, Minneapolis

Crooner's (formerly The Shorewood Inn)

Every Sunday, Brooklyn Park. MN

MMC, St. Paul

Every Sunday, Brooklyn Park. MN

Crooner's (formerly The Shorewood)

Every Sunday, Brooklyn Park. MN

Afternoon benefit for Pat M. @ MMC, Saint Paul, MN

Keiran's Pub, Minneapolis

Whiskey Junction, Mpls

NYE party, Withrow Ballroom, Hugo MN

Whistling Pickle, Zimmerman MN subbing for Zach Sershon

Return from Carnival Cruise Lines gig

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