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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 Americana. 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 220 shows a year for the past 10 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, the Chicago Blues Fest in June 2016 and São Paulo, Brazil in August 2016, all 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 / classic RnB/blues)
Dee Miller Band (blues)
Rare Medium (jazz/acid jazz)
The Echoes Rock n Roll Band (50s/60s pop/rock)
Acme Jazz Company (big band)
Fergus Plinko (Americana/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)
Come Together! (Beatles, Wings, Lennon, McCartney Tribute)

I also perform as a sub or add'l player with: The Blue Water Kings (variety), Funktion Junction (rock/R&B/funk), Not Guilty Band (rock/R&B/funk), The Dap Squad (variety), 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 (variety), The Marauders (rock), 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 1 week
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Brian Auger, 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, Chris Isaak, Bob James, Yoko Kanno, Chuck Leavell, Michel Legrande, Ramsey Lewis, Bruce McCabe, Les McCann, John Medeski, Thelonious Monk, Mark Naftalin, Michael Omartian, Oscar Peterson, Ricky Peterson, Billy Powell, Billy Preston, Ravel, Greg Rolie, Joe Sample, Eric Satie, Chester Thompson, Tom Waits, Steve Winwood, Stevie Wonder, Mitch Woods, Joe Zawinul

Instrument experience:

Piano:
Expert
Keyboard:
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, JBL 15XTs for performance. Also use from time to time K5M sound module for analog synth and a Mackie 802-VLZ3 digital mixer. And grand piano wherever one is available.

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Shamrock, St. Paul, MN

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

The Lux Club, Mpls

Crooner's Lounge, Fridley, MN

Louisville KY Blues Fest 10/7, 10/8

Wedding

Veterans Hospital, ? MN

Ames Theater, UoI, Ames, IA?

Venue TBD

Colleen's Sherwood Lounge, St Paul, MN

Venue TBD

@ Rosetown American Legion, Roseville, MN

Nezzy's Halloween party, Cumberland, WI

@ Reverie (old Acadia), mpls

in mpls?

Wilebski's Blues Saloon, St. Paul, MN

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

Inn Kahoots, Hamel, MN

Bloomington Performing Arts Center, Bloomington, MN

Redwing, MN

tbd

Past Events

@ Driftwood B&G, mpls

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

Taylors Falls Wine Fest, MN

Private Wedding, 1100 Canterbury Rd S, Shakopee, MN 55379, USA

Grandpa Al's in Faribault with Candy Shop dance revue

Robbinsdale

Legends, St. Cloud, MN

Lux Club, mpls

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

Bloomington Wedding

Crooners, Fridley, MN

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

Private wedding at White Bear Yacht Club, 56 Dellwood Ave, Dellwood, MN 55110

Famous Dave's BBQ & Blues, Calhoun Square, Mpls. MN

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

Phelps Park, South mpls 4-8 pm

Bayside Bar and Grill, Excelsior, MN

7 days in state of Sao Paolo, Brazil with Willie Walker and We R 8/22-28, Performing in the cities of Presidente Prudente 8/24, Rio Preto 8/25, Rio Ribeirao 8/26, and Sorocaba 8/27.

7 days in state of Sao Paolo, Brazil with Willie Walker and We R 8/22-28, Performing in the cities of Presidente Prudente 8/24, Rio Preto 8/25, Rio Ribeirao 8/26, and Sorocaba 8/27

7 days in state of Sao Paolo, Brazil with Willie Walker and We R 8/22-28, Performing in the cities of Presidente Prudente 8/24, Rio Preto 8/25 (with Rodrigo Nassif Quarteto), Rio Ribeirao 8/26, and Sorocaba 8/27

7 days in state of Sao Paolo, Brazil with Willie Walker and We R 8/22-28, Performing in the cities of Presidente Prudente 8/24, Rio Preto 8/25, Rio Ribeirao 8/26, and Sorocaba 8/27

7 days in state of Sao Paolo, Brazil with Willie Walker and We R 8/22-28, Performing in the cities of Presidente Prudente 8/24, Rio Preto 8/25, Rio Ribeirao 8/26, and Sorocaba 8/27

Boundary Waters Blues Fest, Ely MN

Albert Lea, MN

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

Lucky 13 Pub, Plymouth, MN

Signature Tone Studio 406 W 65th St. Richfield MN 55423 w/TGP

DMB @ Grandma's Duluth for BFBF

Crystal MN

Lux Club, mpls

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

Corral Bar & Riverside Grill, 318 W Main St, Durand, WI 54736

Duran, WI

SS &The Factory in Apple Valley

Colin Monette's band @ Whiskey junction after 9pm

NNO, 5131 Washburn Ave N, mpls

Crooners lounge, Fridley

Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, Nicollet Mall, Mpls

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

Duane/Holly Wedding ceremony 3-4/ soc 4:30-6/ dinner 6-7/No Limits 7:30-?

Muddy Waters, Prescott, WI

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

Whiskey Junction, Fergus, TGP, Orange (something), Whale in the Thames, Ivy Stone

Hat Trick Lounge, St Paul, MN

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

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

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

@Minnesota Music Cafe, St. Paul, MN

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

In Red Wing, MN http://www.andersoncenter.org/eventsSumCele.html

@ Crooners Lounge and Supper Club

Crooners, Fridley, MN

Lux Club, mpls

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

Inn Kahoots, Hamel, MN

Inn Kahoots, Hamel, MN

Signature Tone Studios, Richfield, MN

Lux Club, mpls

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

Crooners lounge, Fridley, MN

@ Hat Trick Lounge, St Paul, MN (part of TC Summer Jazz Fest)

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

Grand Casino Hinckley, MN

Grand Casino Hinckley, MN

Lux Club, mpls

MMC, st. Paul 3-3:45

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

Phipps Theater, Hudson, WI
Practice all day on 6/17

Signature Tone Studios, Richfield

Chicago Blues Fest, 3 days, June 10-12 Willie & We R Sat 6/11 @ 4:45 -5:30pm on the Petrillo Music Stage, Grant Park, Chicago. 20,000 in attendance.

Crooners, Fridley, MN

Lux Club, mpls

Watchman Outreach, 4151 Dupont Ave N, mpls, MN

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

God's Revelations Church, 3751 17th ave south, mpls, MN 55407

Art in the Hollow @ Hope Community Academy, St. Paul, MN 720 Payne Ave

Honey, mpls

4th Street Saloon, Minneapolis, MN

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

Bayside B&G, Excelsior, MN

Narrows Saloon, Navarre, MN

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

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.