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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. 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.

Returned to the Twin Cities after completing 6 months of gigs in the Bahamas with a show band on Carnival Cruise Lines ship "Sensation" in 2014. Recently returned from Lucerne Blues Festival in Switzerland in November 2015 with Willie Walker for 5 shows. Always happy to accompany an overseas tour.

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)
Wayne Luchau (50s/60s pop/rock)
Acme Jazz Company (big band)
Fergus Plinko (Americana/Celtic/psychedelic)
The Green Project (rock)
Ameet Kamath as AK & the 45s (R&B/pop)
No Limits - the B Side (RnB/pop/funk)
Rare Medium (jazz/acid jazz)
Steve Sullivan & the Factory (variety)
Mandy Jones (jazz/pop)

I also perform as a sub or add'l player with: The Shadows (50s tribute rock/pop), Al Hudson & the Foundation (R&B/pop), Bella Diva (rock/ variety), Big Island (variety), Matt Levitt Band (Americana/pop), Dan Ristrom & the Big Throwdown (funk/variety), Sonic Jones (jam band), 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:
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 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, 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

@ Crooners, Fridley

MMC, st.paul

Tuttles Bowling, Hopkins

@ whiskey junction, mpls

@Lux Club, mpls

Convalescent home on Hwy 55

Amsterdam Bar, Saint Paul

Honey, mpls

Lux Club, mpls

Crooners, Fridley, MN

Lux Club, mpls

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

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

MMC, St. Paul

Hat Trick Lounge, St. Paul

Lux Club, mpls

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

The Lux Club, mpls

The Lux Club, mpls

@ Crooners, Fridley

Day Block Brewing, mpls

MMC, St Paul

opening for Joan's brass quartet @ Nicollet Cafe

Wilebski's, St. Paul, MN

The Lux Club, mpls

Hat Trick Lounge, St. Paul

Lux Club, mpls

Lux Club, mpls

@Crooners, Fridley, MN

? Stacy, Mn

MMC, St. Paul

Whiskey Junction, mpls

Lux Club, mpls

Lux Club, mpls

Lux Club , mpls

Lux Club, mpls

Crooners, Fridley, MN

Chicago Blues Fest. 3 days June 10-12

Chicago Blues Fest, 3 days, June 10-12

Chicago Blues Fest , 3 days, June 10-12

Phipps Theater, Hudson, WI

Lux Club, mpls

Bredan/Hase wedding

@ Northwoods Blues Fest, Spooner WI

Lux Club, mpls

Whiskey Junction? Fergus? TGP? other?

Duane/Holly Wedding

Duane/Holly Wedding

NNO, 5131 Washburn Ave N, mpls

Albert Lea, MN

Wedding in Cottage Grove

Ames Theater, UoI, Ames, IA?

Redwing, MN

Past Events

@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

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.