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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 an MMTA State Finalist in piano competition for 4 years running. As a professional I have averaged 200 shows a year for the past 9 years. If I'm not gigging, or in transit to a gig or rehearsal, I'm practicing 16-7.

I always welcome a chance to perform on the seas or overseas. Toured Germany in 2005 for 5 weeks. In 2014, I completed 6 months of onboard gigs in the Bahamas with a show band for Carnival Cruise Lines. I performed at the Lucerne Blues Festival in Switzerland in November 2015 with Willie Walker. I've played and currently play at numerous festivals throughout the USA with many local and national acts.

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

Willie Walker and We R (contemporary and classic RnB/blues)
Dee Miller Band (blues)
Rare Medium (jazz/acid jazz)
Wayne Luchau (50s/60s pop/rock)
Acme Jazz Company (big band)
Fergus Plinko (Americana/Celtic/psychedelic)
The Green Project (progressive rock)
Ameet Kamath as AK & the 45s (R&B/pop)
No Limits - the B Side (RnB/pop/funk)
Steve Sullivan & the Factory (variety)
Funktion Junction (rock/R&B/funk)
Not Guilty Band (rock/R&B/funk)

I also perform as a sub or add'l player with: The Shadows (50s tribute rock/pop), Mandy Jones (jazz/pop), Bella Diva (rock/ variety), Big Island (variety), Matt Levitt Band (Americana/pop), Dan Ristrom & the Big Throwdown (funk/variety), Tom Bright/Sonic Jones (jam band), 3 Beer Warmup (rock), In2ition (funk/rock), Mick Sterling and the Irresistibles (variety), and Big Toe and the Jam (dance/variety).

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:
Mueller-Parsons Project (jazz), 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), 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 2 weeks
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, Ray Charles, Chick Corea, Claude Debussy, Dr. John, George Duke, Danny Elfman, Hiromi Euhara, Donald Fagen, Vince Guaraldi, George Gershwin, Herbie Hancock, Bob James, Yoko Kanno, Chuck Leavell, Michel Legrande, Ramsey Lewis, Kieko Matsui, Bruce McCabe, Les McCann, Jack McDuff, John Medeski, Thelonious Monk, Jelly Roll Morton, Oscar Peterson, Ricky Peterson, Billy Powell, Billy Preston, Ravel, Greg Rolie, Leon Russell, Joe Sample, Eric Satie, 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

Narrows Saloon, Navarre, MN

Gethsemane Lutheran Church ELCA
4656 Colfax Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412, United States

4th Street Saloon, Minneapolis, MN

Honey, mpls

Gethsemane Lutheran Church ELCA
4656 Colfax Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412, United States

Lux Club, mpls

Crooners, Fridley, MN

Chicago Blues Fest, 3 days, June 10-12

@ MMC?

Phipps Theater, Hudson, WI

MMC, st. Paul

Gethsemane Lutheran Church ELCA
4656 Colfax Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412, United States

Lux Club, mpls

Ameet Kamath @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall, 6 6th St. W, St. Paul, MN 55102

Bredan/Hase wedding

Gethsemane Lutheran Church ELCA
4656 Colfax Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412, United States

Lux Club, mpls

Inn Kahoots, Hamel, MN

Inn Kahoots, Hamel, MN

Gethsemane Lutheran Church ELCA
4656 Colfax Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412, United States

Lux Club, mpls

Mpls?TBD

Crooners lounge, Fridley, MN

@ Crooners Lounge and Supper Club

Fergus Falls,MN

In Red Wing, MN

Lucky 13 Pub, Plymouth, MN

Gethsemane Lutheran Church ELCA
4656 Colfax Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412, United States

@Minnesota Music Cafe, St. Paul, MN

Elk River Riverfront Days, Elk River, MN 7-8:30pm

Brookside Bar and Grill, Marine On St. Croix, MN

@ MMC, st.paul

Gethsemane Lutheran Church ELCA
4656 Colfax Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412, United States

American Legion Deck Party, Stillwater, MN 4-8 pm

Venue TBD

Whiskey Junction? Fergus? TGP? other?

Blues on Belgrade Fest, Mankato, MN

Muddy Waters, Prescott, WI

Gethsemane Lutheran Church ELCA
4656 Colfax Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412, United States

Lux Club, mpls

Forest Lake, MN

Elks Club, Stillwater, MN Retirement party.

Duane/Holly Wedding

Gethsemane Lutheran Church ELCA
4656 Colfax Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412, United States

Lux Club, mpls

Crooners lounge, Fridley

NNO, 5131 Washburn Ave N, mpls

Colin Monette's band @ Whiskey junction after 9pm

SS &The Factory in Apple Valley

Duran, WI

Gethsemane Lutheran Church ELCA
4656 Colfax Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412, United States

Lux Club, mpls

@ Arnelia's, St.paul

Lucky 13 Pub, Plymouth, MN

Gethsemane Lutheran Church ELCA
4656 Colfax Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412, United States

MMC, ST. PAUL

Floyd's, Victoria, MN

Albert Lea, MN

Boundary Waters Blues Fest, Ely MN

Gethsemane Lutheran Church ELCA
4656 Colfax Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412, United States

Colleen's Sherwood Lounge, St Paul

MMC, St Paul

Int'l Bazaar Stage @ MN State Fair. (Promo ops)

Gethsemane Lutheran Church ELCA
4656 Colfax Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412, United States

Int'l Bazaar Stage @ MN State Fair. ( Promo ops )

2016 Art in the Park Series, Forest Lake, MN 3-6pm

Phelps Park, South mpls 4-8 pm

Gethsemane Lutheran Church ELCA
4656 Colfax Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412, United States

Tony Dolz Wedding 6:30pm-9:30 in Cottage Grove

Schooners, Fridley, MN

In Bayfield, from Brian Neilson and Ryan Butler

Gethsemane Lutheran Church ELCA
4656 Colfax Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412, United States

MMC, St. Paul, MN

Gethsemane Lutheran Church ELCA
4656 Colfax Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412, United States

Lux Club, mpls

Taylors Falls Wine Fest, MN

Gethsemane Lutheran Church ELCA
4656 Colfax Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412, United States

@ MMC, St Paul

Ames Theater, UoI, Ames, IA?

Venue TBD

Colleen's Sherwood Lounge, St Paul, MN

Venue TBD

Nezzy's Halloween party, Cumberland, WI

Nezzy's Thanksgiving, Cumberland, WI

Colleen's Sherwood Lounge, St. Paul, MN

Grand Casino, Hinckley, MN. Dec 13-18

Grand Casino, Hinckley, MN. Dec 13-18

Grand Casino, Hinckley, MN. Dec 13-18

Grand Casino, Hinckley, MN. Dec 13-18

Grand Casino, Hinckley, MN. Dec 13-18

Grand Casino, Hinckley, MN. Dec 13-18

Bloomington Performing Arts Center, Bloomington, MN

Redwing, MN

Past Events

Lux Club, mpls

Gethsemane Lutheran Church ELCA
4656 Colfax Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412, United States

Lee's Liquor Lounge, mpls, MN

Divas thru the Decades show @ St. Croix Casino, Danbury, MN

Hat Trick Lounge, St Paul

Lux Club, mpls

Gethsemane Lutheran Church ELCA
4656 Colfax Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412, United States

Whiskey Junction, mpls

@ Gluek's, Mpls

MMC, St. Paul

Gethsemane Lutheran Church ELCA
4656 Colfax Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412, United States

Lago Tacos, 2900 Lyndale
Mpls. TENT PARTY

@ MMC, St Paul

@ Vieux Carre, St. Paul, MN

@ nursing home, Minneapolis

@Crooners, Fridley, MN

Lux Club, mpls

Gethsemane Lutheran Church ELCA
4656 Colfax Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412, United States

@ Shamrock's, St. Paul

@ Gluek's, Mpls

Gethsemane Lutheran Church ELCA
4656 Colfax Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412, United States

Crooners, Fridley

Crooners lounge, Fridley, MN

w/William Ross Perry @ MMC, St Paul, MN

Gethsemane Lutheran Church ELCA
4656 Colfax Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412, United States

Narrows Saloon, Navarre, MN

Closing for Joan's sax quartet @ Jazz Central

Jesse bday celebration at Wilebski's Blues Saloon.Jess sat in for a few songs

@ Seasons of Maplewood, St Paul, MN

MMC, St Paul

Gethsemane Lutheran Church ELCA
4656 Colfax Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412, United States

Lucky's 13, Plymouth, MN

Day Block Brewing, mpls

@ Crooners, Fridley

The Lux Club, mpls

r&b show for private wedding, 514 Studios, 514 N 3rd Street #101, Mpls w/the DAP Squad.

CD release party @ Black Dog Coffee & Wine Bar, St. Paul, MN

The Lux Club, mpls

Lutheran Church of the Master, 1200 6th ave N, Brooklyn Park

New Resurrection Baptist Church, Fremont Ave, no. Mpls

Gethsemane Lutheran Church ELCA
4656 Colfax Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412, United States

Honey, mpls

Hat Trick Lounge, St. Paul

Gethsemane Lutheran Church ELCA
4656 Colfax Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412, United States

Gethsemane Lutheran Church ELCA
4656 Colfax Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412, United States

Gethsemane Lutheran Church ELCA
4656 Colfax Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412, United States

MMC, St. Paul

5 Aberdeen shows at TBD 3/9-3/12

5 Aberdeen shows at TBD 3/9-3/12

5 Aberdeen shows at TBD 3/9-3/12

5 Aberdeen shows at TBD 3/9-3/12

Acme Jazz Co. featuring Arne Fogel @ Crooners Restaurant and Supper Club, Fridley MN

Hard Rock Cafe, Bloomington w/ MN Senator

Crooners, Fridley, MN

Lux Club, mpls

Honey, mpls

Fishapalooza on lake, Burnsville, MN s

Amsterdam Bar, Saint Paul

Convalescent home on Hwy 55

@Lux Club, mpls

@ whiskey junction, mpls

Mounds Theater, St. Paul, MN

Tuttles Bowling, Hopkins

MMC, st.paul

@ Crooners, Fridley

@Honey, mpls

3743 Dupont Ave N, mpls

@ St Paul American Legion two nights Friday and Saturday

@ St. Paul American Legion 2 nights FRI & SAT

Acme Jazz Co. featuring Arne Fogel @ Crooners Restaurant and Supper Club, Fridley MN

Twin Cities Mid Winter Jazz Festival @ the Saint Paul Hotel, St. Paul

Lux Club, Minneapolis

Legends Bar & Grill, Holiday Inn, St. Cloud

Lux Club, Minneapolis

@ Crooners, Fridley, MN

@ MMC, St.Paul, MN

Mandy Jones, Chico Chaves, Jesse Mueller @ Dulano's Pizza, Uptown Mpls

Day Block Brewing, 1105 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1225

@ Crooners Lounge and Supper Club, Fridley, MN

Acme Jazz Co. featuring Arne Fogel @ Crooners Restaurant and Supper Club, Fridley MN

Lux Club, Minneapolis

St.Paul American Legion Hall, MN

Enjoy a New Years Eve Celebration at The Wilds Golf Club in Prior Lake, MN with Mark Andrew and his band!
The evening includes:
Food : Dinner Salad, Steak and Salmon Duet, Potato Souffle, Fresh Steamed Asparagus and Dessert. Champagne Toast at Midnight!
Music: after dinner Mark Andrew and his band will play untill 12:30
Doors : 7pm
Dinner: 8pm
Music: 9pm

The Wilds Golf Club
3151 Wilds Rdg NW, Prior Lake, Minnesota 55372

MMC, St. Paul

Lux Club, Mpls

@ Inn Kahoots

Driftwood Char Bar, Mpls

Grace Church Roseville, MN

mpls

4th Street Tavern, Minneapolis

private wedding tc

MMC, Saint Paul

Wilebski's on Rice Street, w/ WhoNu, Steve Clarke and the Working Stiffs, and others

@Whiskey Junction, Minneapolis

Monitors Dinner, Mpls? 3:30 -8pm

Crooners L&SC, Fridley MN

Lux Club, Mpls

Honey, Mpls

Lux Club, Mpls

@ Mayslacks, mpls

Lux Club, Mpls

Hat Trick Lounge - 134 East 5th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55101

after 10 days in paradise

Willie Walker and We R @ Lucerne Blues Festival Nov 8-15 Lucerne, Switzerland.
Four shows :
Sunday 11/8 noon - Brunch @ SeeBurg Hotel
Tuesday 11/10 @ Casineum 8pm,
Wednesday 11/11 on the Main stage @ Grand Casino Luzern
Friday 11/13 on the Main Stage @ Grand Casino Luzern 10pm

Willie Walker and We R @ Lucerne Blues Festival Nov 8-15 Lucerne, Switzerland.
Four shows :
Sunday 11/8 noon - Brunch @ SeeBurg Hotel
Tuesday 11/10 @ Casineum 8pm,
Wednesday 11/11 on the Main stage @ Grand Casino Luzern (timeTBD)
Friday 11/13 on the Main Stage @ Grand Casino Luzern 10pm

Willie Walker and We R @ Lucerne Blues Festival Nov 8-15 Lucerne, Switzerland.
Four shows :
Sunday 11/8 noon - Brunch @ SeeBurg Hotel
Tuesday 11/10 @ Casineum 8pm,
Wednesday 11/11 on the Main stage @ Grand Casino Luzern
Friday 11/13 on the Main Stage @ Grand Casino Luzern 10pm

Willie Walker and We R @ Lucerne Blues Festival Nov 8-15 Lucerne, Switzerland.
Four shows :
Sunday 11/8 noon - Brunch @ SeeBurg Hotel
Tuesday 11/10 @ Casineum 8pm,
Wednesday 11/11 on the Main stage @ Grand Casino Luzern
Friday 11/13 on the Main Stage @ Grand Casino Luzern 10pm

tbd

Ameet Kamath band @ Driftwood Char Bar, Minneapolis

Crooners L&SC, Fridley MN

Lux Club, Mpls

Every Sunday, Robbinsdale, MN

3- 25 Min sets @ Valley Scare (ValleyFair) in Shakopee. Free shows with fair admission every Friday and Saturday beginning 9/19 thru 10/31.

3- 25 Min sets @ Valley Scare (ValleyFair) in Shakopee. Free shows with fair admission every Friday and Saturday beginning 9/19 thru 10/31

1st Fall Festival @ Wilebskis, Lamont Cranston, Lisa Wenger, Brian McNaughton, Jack Knife and the Sharps, Jimmy and the Band of Souls, Steve Clarke and the Working Stiffs

Every Sunday, Robbinsdale, MN

3- 25 Min sets @ Valley Scare (ValleyFair) in Shakopee. Free shows with fair admission every Friday and Saturday beginning 9/19 thru 10/31

Annual MN Running Brewery Series - 10am at Bad Weather Brewery, at 414 W 7th St, St Paul.
Play time is from 1030am 11, then 1130 1pm

3- 25 Min sets @ Valley Scare (ValleyFair) in Shakopee. Free shows with fair admission every Friday and Saturday beginning 9/19 thru 10/31

Lux Club, Mpls

Every Sunday, Robbinsdale, MN

3- 25 Min sets @ Valley Scare (ValleyFair) in Shakopee. Free shows with fair admission every Friday and Saturday beginning 9/19 thru 10/31

3- 25 Min sets @ Valley Scare (ValleyFair) in Shakopee. Free shows with fair admission every Friday and Saturday beginning 9/19 thru 10/31

3- 25 Min sets @ Valley Scare (ValleyFair) in Shakopee. Free shows with fair admission every Friday and Saturday beginning 9/19 thru 10/31

Whiskey Junction, MPLS

MMC, St. Paul, MN

Every Sunday, Robbinsdale, MN

V3- 25 Min sets @ Valley Scare (ValleyFair) in Shakopee. Free shows with fair admission every Friday and Saturday beginning 9/19 thru 10/31

Benefit for Mount Olivet Homes

3- 25 Min sets @ Valley Scare (ValleyFair) in Shakopee. Free shows with fair admission every Friday and Saturday beginning 9/19 thru 10/31

Crooners, Fridley, MN

Lux Club, Mpls

Every Sunday, Robbinsdale, MN

\3- 25 Min sets @ Valley Scare (ValleyFair) in Shakopee. Free shows with fair admission every Friday and Saturday beginning 9/19 thru 10/31

3- 25 Min sets @ Valley Scare (ValleyFair) in Shakopee. Free shows with fair admission every Friday and Saturday beginning 9/19 thru 10/31

@ Jazz Central, Minneapolis

Lux Club, Mpls

3- 25 Min sets @ Valley Scare (ValleyFair) in Shakopee. Free shows with fair admission every Friday and Saturday beginning 9/19 thru 10/31

Benefit for a Childrens Foundation @ St. Paul Airport

3- 25 Min sets @ Valley Scare (ValleyFair) in Shakopee. Free shows with fair admission.

Gluek's Mpls

Lux Club, Mpls

Every Sunday, Robbinsdale, MN

3- 25 Min sets @ Valley Scare (ValleyFair) in Shakopee. Free shows with fair admission.

@ Billy Bob's in Rockford

MMC, St. Paul, MN

Every Sunday, Robbinsdale, MN

Famous Dave's Calhoun Square, Minneapolis

private wedding @ the Loft in Loring Park, Mpls

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

Cafe Caribbe, MN State Fair Grounds, St. Paul

Minneapolis

Whiskey Junction, mpls

w/The Green Project @ Whiskey Junction

Crooners Fridley MN

Lux Club, Mpls

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

@ Crooner Lounge and Supper Club, Fridley, MN

Mattie's On Main, SE Minneapolis

Lux Club, Mpls

Driftwood Char Bar, Mpls

@ Luke's studio, Mpls

Gluek's, Minneapolis

Gluek's Mpls

Lux Club, South Minneapolis

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

@ Driftwood Char Bar, Minneapolis

MEA Event @ Peace Plaza, Rochester

MMC, St. Paul

Rockwood's B&G, Otswego, MN

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

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

Whiskey Junction, mpls

National Night Out - North Minneapolis 51st & Washburn

Muddy Waters, Prescott, WI

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

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

Como Zoo, St Paul

@ the Lux in Minneapolis

One World Festival @ Whiskey Junction

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

One World Festival @ Whiskey Junction

Inn Kahoots, Hamel, MN

Como Lakeside 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

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.