funkmasterjesse
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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.

I am back in the Twin Cities after completing a series of gigs in the Bahamas 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)
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)

I also perform as a sub or add'l player with:
Big Island (variety), Dan Ristrom & the Big Throwdown (funk/variety), Sonic Jones (jam band), A Hard Day's Night (Beatles tribute), Steve Sullivan & the Factory (variety), 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:
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 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, 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

Every Sunday, New Hope, MN

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

Whiskey Junction, MPLS

Lone Oak Grill, Eagan

Every Sunday, Robbinsdale, MN

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

Whiskey Junction, MPLS

Scratch's in mpls

Every Sunday, Robbinsdale, MN

MMC, St. Paul

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

Broadway Ballroom, 115 30th Avenue East, Alexandria, MN 56308
w/ Jess?

Hat Trick, St. Paul

Every Sunday, Robbinsdale, MN

BotBB Finals @ FD's Calhoun Sq. Mpls

Crooner's (formerly The Shorewood Inn)

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

Mattie's On Main, Riverplace, Mpls MN

Hollihans, WBL, MN

TBD

Every Sunday, Robbinsdale, MN

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

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

DMB @ Shaws, Mpls

Every Sunday, Robbinsdale, MN

Crooner's Fridley MN

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

Whiskey Junction, MPLS

Every Sunday, Robbinsdale, MN

Staring Lake Park, Eden Prairie

@ Dakota mpls

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

Cormorant Village, Detroit Lakes, MN

Comorant Village, Detroit Lakes MN

Kickin'Up Kountry, Karlstad, MN

Karlstad MN for the Kickin' Up the Country fest

Every Sunday, Robbinsdale, MN (Jess may be on the road)

MMC St Paul

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

Como Lakeside Pavilion, St Paul

Bayside Grille, 687 Excelsior Blvd, Excelsior

Madison Blues Society Picnic, WI

Como Lakeside Pavilion, St. Paul

Robbinsdale, MN

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

Staring Lake Park, Eden Prairie, MN 55347 w/Jesse?

Freddy's Tiki Hut, St Paul

@ Bayside Grille, Excelsior

Every Sunday, Robbinsdale, MN

Como Lakeside Pavilion, St Paul

Lions Park Lindstrom MN w/ Jesse?

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

Legends, St. Cloud

Whiskey Junction, MPLS

St. Croix Island Casino, Turtle Lake, WI

St. Croix Island Casino, Turtle Lake, WI w/ Jesse?

Every Sunday, Robbinsdale, MN

Crooners Fridley MN

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

Clay County Fair, Barnesville, MN

TBD

Every Sunday, Robbinsdale, MN

MMC St Paul

Corporate gig @ brewery 5:30 - 8:30

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

Narrows Saloon, 3380 Shoreline Dr, Navarre, MN

Every Sunday, Robbinsdale, MN

Como Lake Pavilion

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

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

?

Every Sunday, Robbinsdale, MN

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

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

Bayfront Blues Festival, Duluth, MN

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

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

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

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

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

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

MMC, St. Paul, MN

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

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

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

?

Chester Fritz Auditorium, Grand Forks, ND

Past Events

@ 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.