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 additional 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. If I'm not gigging, or in transit to a gig or rehearsal, I'm practicing 16-7.

Currently I am with a show band on Carnival Cruise Lines ship Sensation from Jan 24-July 25 2014 playing for the Bahamas vacationers.

While in the Twin Cities I am primary keysman in 10 bands:
The Shadows (50s rock/pop)
Dee Miller Band (blues)
Snak Attack (urban funk/jazz)
Willie Walker and We R (contemporary and classic RnB/blues)
No Limits - the B Side (RnB/pop/funk)
Fergus Plinko (Americana/Celtic)
Manguito (Latin jazz/salsa/bossa nova/tropical)
The Henchmen (alt rock/psychedelic)
Karl B and the Soul Surgeons (funk)
Rare Medium (cool jazz/fusion)

I also perform as a sub or add'l player with:
In2ition (funk/rock), Mick Sterling and the Irresistibles (variety), Big Toe and the Jam (variety), Sonic Jones (jam band).

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

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

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 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, Dave Brubeck, Michel Camilo, Ray Charles, Chick Corea, Claude Debussy, Dr. John, George Duke, Danny Elfman, Hiromi Euhara, Donald Fagen, Vince Guaraldi, George Gershwin, Herbie Hancock, 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:

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

EQUIPMENT

Currently use a 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

Return from the Bahamas

Past Events

2/8/14 thru 7/24/14 Bahamas (54 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

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

School of the Wise II, Chanhassen, MN

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

MEC, Hamel, MN

Winter Solstice Party @ Whiskey Junction, mpls + Fergus Plinko

Winter Solstice Party @ Whiskey Junction, mpls + 3 Beer Warmup

Redstone, Eden Prairie

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

Hollihan's Pub, WBL, MN Jesse Jimi

MMC, St. Paul

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

Arizona's in Shakopee

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

Santorini's, Eden Prairie

Benefit for Liz Cummings @Wilebski's Blues Saloon

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

@The Lodge, Robbinsdale

@WBL VFW

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

@ Hyatt Regency w/ Willie Walker & We R

Outtakes, New Hope, MN

@ Whiskey Junction, Mpls 8-Midnight

Hamline college

MMC, St. Paul

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

Benefit for Ross Mueller

Lakeville VFW, MN

Schooner Tavern, Mpls

the 3 Crows, Delano

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

Sunday afternoon open jam w/ TomBright @ Floyd's Bar, Victoria, MN

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

Shorewood Inn, Fridley

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

At School of the Wise II, Chanhassen, MN w/ Jesse and Jimi

@MMC, St. Paul SA subbing for JB

MMC, St. Paul

@ Schuller's Roadhouse, GV

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

St. Croix Casino @ Turtle River, WI

Wicked Moose, Rochester. Sena and other TBD

Glueks, Mpls (tow)

At School of the Wise II, Chanhassen, MN

Icehouse, Mpls

Schneider Theatre, Bloomington City Center with Bloomington Symphony strings

Schooner Tavern, Mpls

Redstone, Eden Praire

outdoors in Loretto, MN

Whiskey Junction, mpls

Gluek's mpls

Mr. BBQ, Brooklyn Center

MMC in St. Paul

60th ANNUAL DALTON STEAM THRESHERS EVENT (near Fergus Falls, mn.)

Medina Entertainment Center, Hamel, MN

MMC, St Paul

Mr. BBQ, Brooklyn Center

Bayside Grille, Excelsior, MN

Three Crows Cafe, Delano

Mr. BBQ, Brooklyn Center

2 consecutive nights @ Diamond Jo Casino in Northwoods, IA

2 consecutive nights @ Diamond Jo Casino in Northwoods, IA

MMC, St Paul

Mr. BBQ, Brooklyn Center

Wilebski's Blues Saloon, St. Paul

Boundary Waters Blues Festival

camping in Ely

MMC in St. Paul

@Schooner Tavern, Mpls

Woodbury Lakes Mall

Mr. BBQ, Brooklyn Center

National Night Out in a North Mpls neighborhood

@ Shorewood Inn, Fridley, MN

Pioneer Theater St. Cloud 40min show

@ School of the Wise II in Chanhassen. Video being shot as well as performance.

MMC, St Paul

Mr. BBQ, Brooklyn Center

Cross Lake, MN @ Cross Lake Town Square

@Whiskey Junction + Fergus Plinko

@ Whiskey Junction + 3 Beer Warm Up

full band @ Gluek's, mpls

Mr. BBQ, Brooklyn Center

@ MMC, St. Paul

@ MMC, St. Paul

Narrows, Navarre, MN

@MMC, St. Paul

Legend's, St. Cloud

@ NWTC Studios in Brooklyn Park for video shoot

MMC in St. Paul

Floyd's B&G, Victoria, MN

full band @ Gluek's, mpls

Mr. BBQ, Brooklyn Center

Holmes Theater, Detroit Lakes or 5th Annual Concert & Dance

Warroad, MN

Mr. BBQ, Brooklyn Center (cut short due to DJ)

Acadia Cafe in Mpls every first Monday of the month

@ the Narrows, Navarre MN

Mr. BBQ, Brooklyn Center

Cancer Research Benefit @ Wilebski's, w/Dee Miller Band, also sat in with Jimi Primetime Smith, Mick Sterling and Willie Walker

Dickinson, ND for Patriot Days

Ashley, ND 5:30 - 7:30pm 125th Anniv

SHADOWS, ELVIS & THE EVERLY BROS (5pc) Cormorant Hall, Pelican Rapids, MN 8PM

@ schooner tavern, mpls

Maple Tavern, Maple Grove, MN 9-1AM

Mr BBQ, Brooklyn Center

MMC in St. Paul

Medina Entertainment Center, Hamel, MN

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

Pelican Rapids, MN Pelican Rapids Music Festival

Mr. BBQ, Brooklyn Center

Acadia Cafe in Mpls every first Monday of the month

@ Brookside Bar & Grill, Marine-On-St. Croix, MN

SA w/ Southside @MMC verified

Shorewood Inn, Fridley, MN

Redstone, Eden Prairie (downbeat?)

to Peoria IL from 5/24-5/27

Three Crowds, Delano, MN

Mr. BBQ, Brooklyn Center

Schuller's Roadhouse, Golden Valley

Santorini's, Eden Prairie

The Narrows, Navarre, MN

Mr. BBQ, Brooklyn Center

MMC in St. Paul

Schooner's Tavern, mpls

@ Floyd's, Victoria, MN

Mr. BBQ, Brooklyn Center

Acadia Cafe in Mpls every first Monday of the month

@ AFSA, Vadnais Heights

Mr. BBQ, Brooklyn Center

Mariucci Arena, University of MN

Mariucci Arena, University of MN

Mariucci Arena, University of MN

Hollihan's Pub, White Bear Lake

Hat Trick Lounge, St. Paul

Mr. BBQ, Brooklyn Center

Shaw's, mpls

Mr. BBQ, Brooklyn Center

5408 43rd Av So., Mpls

MMC in St. Paul

Medina EC, Hamel, MN

Mayslack's Mpls

Mr. BBQ, Brooklyn Center

TOPPERS CAR CLUB SHOW Veterans Arena West Fargo, N D. 2 Shows a day afternoon

TOPPERS CAR CLUB SHOW Veterans Arena West Fargo, N D. 2 Shows a day afternoon

Mr. BBQ, Brooklyn Center

Acadia Cafe in Mpls every first Monday of the month

Lutheran Church of the Master (2 Shows)

Mayslack's, Minneapolis

Mr. BBQ, Brooklyn Center

Shaw's, MPLS

Acadia Cafe, West Bank, mpls

Mr. BBQ, Brooklyn Park

Murray Jr High Spring Musical, St. Paul

Murray Jr High Spring Musical, St. Paul

Golden's Deli, 275 4th Street E, St. Paul, MN

Murray Jr High Spring Musical, St. Paul

Murray Jr High Spring Musical, St. Paul, closed school assembly

MMC in St. Paul

Sawatdee Restaurant, Maple Grove

Schooner's, mpls

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

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

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

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

Hallberg Marine Winter Party & Boat Show, Wyoming MN

MMC. St. Paul evening show (9-1am)

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

Fergus Falls Theater w/Fargo-Moorhead Symph Strings. VD show

Blueberry Pines CC, Menahga, MN

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

MMC in St. Paul

BROADWAY BALLROOM ALEXANDRIA MN.

Schooner's Tavern, mpls

Wild Tymes, St. Paul, Karl Brueggemann's band

Acadia Cafe in Mpls every first Monday of the month

Empire Theater, Grand Forks, ND

Fargo, ND Festival Hall, NDSU w/ Fargo-Moorhead Symph string ensemble

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

Gluek's Minneapolis

Field House (old Ron's Place), Rochester, MN

@ the Narrows, Navarre, MN - Jesse on keys, Jimi on guitar

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

VFW, Hamel MN

Gluek's Minneapolis

@Happy Gnome, St. Paul 8-11pm

MMC in St. Paul

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

Acadia Cafe in Mpls every first Monday of the month

@ the Lux Club, 3638 4th Street South, mpls 5-8pm

Floyd's Bar, Victoria

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

In the studio w/ Herman Jones