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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)

I also perform as a sub or add'l player with: LaValle Jazz Septet, Ray Covington (pop/r&b)), 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:
25
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, 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:

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, 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

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Nu Way @ He Has Risen, Robbinsdale

at The Dakota, Mpls, unavailable for gigs

Hat Trick Halloween party, Saint Paul)

Inn Kahoots, Hamel, MN

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Nu Way @ He Has Risen, Robbinsdale

Sisseton, SD 57262

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Nu Way @ He Has Risen, Robbinsdale

Crooners, Fridley, MN

Crooner's, Fridley, MN

Lucky's 13 Pub, Plymouth, MN

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Nu Way @ He Has Risen, Robbinsdale

MMC St. Paul, MN

either 11/11 or 11/18 time / place?

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Nu Way @ He Has Risen, Robbinsdale

Neumann's, North Saint Paul

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Nu Way @ He Has Risen, Robbinsdale

Steeple Center 14375 S Robert Trail, Rosemount, MN 55068

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Nu Way @ He Has Risen, Robbinsdale

Crooners Fridley, MN

Lucky's 13, Plymouth, MN

12/9 or 12/16 Monitors party in Bloomington?

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Nu Way @ He Has Risen, Robbinsdale

MMC St. Paul, MN

Crooner's, Fridley

12/9 or 12/16 Monitors party in Bloomington?

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Nu Way @ He Has Risen, Robbinsdale

Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake, MN

Inn Kahoots, Hamel, MN

Inn Kahoots, Hamel, MN

Vieux Carré, Saint Paul, MN

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Nu Way @ He Has Risen, Robbinsdale

MMC, St. Paul

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Nu Way @ He Has Risen, Robbinsdale

NYE in Shakopee?

Crooner's, Fridley MN

Menomonie, WI
The Historic Mabel Tainter Theater/That'll Be The Day
That'll Be The Day The Music of Roy Orbison, Linda Ronstadt and Gene Pitney - 7:30 PM
205 Main Street
Menomonie, WI 54751
715-235-0001

1/30-3/3? @ MMC, St.Paul

1/30-3/3? @ MMC, St.Paul

1/30-3/3? @ MMC, St.Paul

1/30-3/3? @ MMC, St.Paul

Crooners, Fridley, MN

2 shows: 2pm & 7:30pm Le Musique, St Michael, MN

2 shows: 2pm & 7:30pm Le Musique, St Michael, MN

MMC, Saint Paul, MN

2nd Annual Retirement Party
DMB w/ Boom Boom Steve V, followed by Who Nu and guests.
Wilebski's, St.Paul

Crooner's, Fridley, MN

Waterloo Iowa March 7 & 8 - 3 shows

Waterloo Iowa March 7 & 8 - 3 shows

Waterloo Iowa March 7 & 8 - 3 shows

MMC, St. Paul, MN

Crooner's, Fridley, MN

MMC, St. Paul, MN

Steeple Center14375 S Robert Trl, Rosemount, MN 55068, United States

Le Musique, St Michael Cinema, 4300 O Day Ave NE, St Michael, MN 55376, United States

Marion Ross performing arts center, Albert Lea, Mn

Past Events

Vieux Carré, St. Paul, MN

Lucky's 13 Pub, Plymouth, MN

Whiskey Junction

Nu Way @ He Has Risen, Robbinsdale

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

@ Seven Steakhouse Sushi & Rooftop, 700 Hennepin, Minneapolis 55403

Willie Walker & We R (5 songs) for Blues Artist of 2017 and Dee Miller (one song) for Blues Song of 2017 "Leopard Print Dress", Dee Miller & Jimi Primetime Smith

Crooner's Happy Hour. Fridley, MN. Dwayne, Helena, Jesse.

Veterans home, Minneapolis

MMC,St. Paul

Nu Way @ He Has Risen, Robbinsdale

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

private wedding. Place, time?

Crooners, Fridley, MN

Crooners Fridley, MN

Nu Way @ He Has Risen, Robbinsdale

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake, MN

Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN homecoming dance.

Nu Way @ He Has Risen, Robbinsdale

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Private wedding at St. Paul Hotel

Hat Trick Lounge, St. Paul

Whiskey Junction, Mpls

Nu Way @ He Has Risen, Robbinsdale

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Dayton Days

Crooner's Lounge, Fridley,MN

Gethsemane Church Robbinsdale

Last show at the Blind Pig

Nu Way @ He Has Risen, Robbinsdale

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Performing in a 70's nostalgia band for Children's Theater Company Fund Raiser @ CTC, 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 5pm -7

My Dad's Bday

Whiskey Junction, Mpls

Nu Way @ He Has Risen, Robbinsdale

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

St. Paul Athletic Club, 340 Cedar St, St Paul, MN 55101

Shaw's, Mpls

@ Studio Z - 275 4th St E Suite 200, St Paul, MN 55101

Crooners, Fridley

Rutabaga Festival, Cumberland WI

Nu Way @ He Has Risen, Robbinsdale

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Bulwinkles, West bank, Mpls

St. Michael Theater, MN

St. Michael, MN matinee at St. Michael Cinema, les Musique Room with wayne

Muddy Waters, Prescott, WI

Nu Way @ He Has Risen, Robbinsdale

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Running Aces, Forest Lake, MN

Ki Chi Saga Days 7-10

@ Neumann's, No. St Paul

@ whiskey junction, mpls

Legends, St. Cloud

MMC, St. Paul+ Maurice Jayco

Nu Way @ He Has Risen, Robbinsdale

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Lucky's 13, Plymouth, MN

Crooners Fridley, MN. Note: later than usual

6-9pm Chanhassen Park

Crooners Fridley, MN

Nu Way @ He Has Risen, Robbinsdale

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Pub 112, stillwater, mn

Crooners Fridley, MN

Wabasha Caves St. Paul

Brooklyn Park neighborhood 5100 block of Washburn, National Nite Out celebration.

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Early service Robbinsdale

One World Festival, whiskey junction mpls

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Early service Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Granite Falls, MN BBQ & Blues Festival

112 club, 112 Main Street, Stillwater, MN

Whiskey Junction, mpls

Stanley ND, Sybil Center for the Arts

Stanley ND

Outdoor party in Roseville, MN 5-8pm

Lehmans Supper Club, Rice Lake, WI

MMC, St Paul, MN

Nu Way @ He Has Risen, Robbinsdale

Early service Robbinsdale

Lucky's 13, Plymouth, MN

Anderson Center Office
149 Tower View Dr, Red Wing, MN 55066, United States

Crooners, Fridley

@ Medina EC, Medina, MN (private party)

@ Crooners Lounge, Fridley

MMC Saint Paul

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Early service Robbinsdale

MMC, St.Paul

Northwoods Blues Fest, Chippewa Falls WI 2-3:30pm

Legends at Holiday Inn, St. Cloud 5pc w/ Jesse

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Early service Robbinsdale

@ The Mudd Room in Luckys 13 Mendota

Ada Fair Grounds, Ada MN 56510

Redwood Falls Golf Club, MN 7-10

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Early service Robbinsdale

Station 57 (Bamboo Betty's) in Circle Pines, MN 8-11

Floyds Bar, Victoria, mn

Whiskey Junction, Mpls,

MMC, St Paul, MN

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Early service Robbinsdale

Running Aces Casino and Racetrack, Forest Lake, MN

Lucky's 13

Crooners, MPLS MN

Crooners, Fridley, MN

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Early service Robbinsdale

The Dalles House, St Croix Falls WI

Smokin' in Steele, Owatonna, MN

Lynlake Brewery

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Early service Robbinsdale

Hollihans, WBL

The Blind Pig, 132 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Early service Robbinsdale

The Steeple Center in Rosemount "Heartbreak Hotel Show" 7-10 PM

Hyatt Regency, Bloomington

Mayslacks, Mpls

Whiskey Junction, Mpls, MN

MMC, St Paul, MN

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Early service Robbinsdale

Crooners, Fridley, MN

Hyatt Regency Nicolette Mall, Mpls

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Early service Robbinsdale

Shaws, Mpls

Lago Tacos, Minneapolis

Glueks Minneapolis

Arnellias, St. Paul, MN

later service Robbinsdale

Early service Robbinsdale

Whiskey Junction, mpls

Crooner's, Fridley

interview @ radio station, band to play

@ James Ballantine Uptown VFW, Minneapolis MN

later service Robbinsdale

Early service Robbinsdale

wagner party?

Whiskey Junction, Mpls

Lux Club, mpls

later service Robbinsdale

Early service Robbinsdale

Crooners, Fridley

Wilebski's, St. Paul

Gluek's Bar, Downtown Mpls.

MMC, St. Paul

later service Robbinsdale

Early service Robbinsdale

Hutchinson, MN

Carondelet Village, 525 Fairview Ave S Saint Paul, MN 55116

Glueks,mpls

Crooners, Fridley, MN

Lux, mpls

later service Robbinsdale

Early service Robbinsdale

Excelsior Brewing company, Excelsior, MN

Phoenix Theater 2600 block of Hennepin Av South, Mpls, Director Shelley Domke

Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Robbinsdale

Robbinsdale early service

Crooners Lounge, Fridley, MN

Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Robbinsdale

Robbinsdale early service

Lucky's 13, Plymouth, MN

Redwing, MN

Redwing, MN

Whiskey Junction with?

Crooners, Fridley, MN

MMC, St Paul, MN

Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Robbinsdale

Robbinsdale early service

Crooner's, Fridley

Glueks Minneapolis

Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Robbinsdale

Robbinsdale early service

Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Robbinsdale

Robbinsdale early service

@ Honey

Crooner's, Fridley

Lux Club, Mpls

Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Robbinsdale

Robbinsdale early service

Crooner's, Fridley, MN

Wilebski's, St Paul, MN

Whiskey Junction, mpls w/champions

Crooners, Fridley, Jess shows up late and sits in

Crooners, Fridley, MN

Gesthemane Lutheran, Robbinsdale, MN

Robbinsdale early service

Neumann's in North St. Paul

Isle Casino, Bettendorf IA

Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Robbinsdale

Gethsemane Robbinsdale

Morrissey's Irish Pub in Minneapolis

MCTC

Lux Club, mpls

Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Robbinsdale

Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Robbinsdale

MCTC, Hennepin Ave, Mpls 12-5pm

Crooner's, Fridley

Airport awards ceremony. @ MSP Hangar 2-4pm

Lux Club, mpls

Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Robbinsdale

Robbinsdale early service

Driftwood Char Bar, Minneapolis

MCTC, Hennepin Ave, Mpls

Lola's Lakehouse, Waconia, MN

Every third Thursday of the month @ Whiskey Junction

Dee's retirement party @ Wilebski's with Who Nu

Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Robbinsdale

Gesrhename Lutheran Church, Robbinsdale (early service)

@ Crooners Lounge, Fridley

MCTC, Hennepin Ave, Mpls 12-5pm

Medina Ballroom, opening for The Jimmys

@ Sholom East, St. Paul

MMC, St Paul, MN

Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Robbinsdale

Bloomington Performing Arts Center, Bloomington, MN

Whiskey Junction, mpls, MN

Crooners, Fridley, MN

NYE, Eau Claire, WI

Pourhouse, mpls

Inn Kahoots, Hamel MN

Bunkers, mpls

Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Robbinsdale

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

Lutheran Church of the Master, Brooklyn Park, MN

Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Robbinsdale

Famous Dave's BBQ, Calhoun Square, mpls Dee as part of women of the blues series.

Monitors private party in Bloomington, MN

Gluek's Bar & Restaurant, mpls

@ Crooners for the Blues Society Party 1-3pm

Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Robbinsdale

Festival @ Whiskey Junction #mpls

Festival @ Whiskey Junction #mpls

Lux Club, mpls

Gesthename Lutheran Church, Robbinsdale

Gluek's, Mpls, MN

Gesthename Lutheran Church, Robbinsdale

Wilebski's Blues Saloon, St. Paul, MN

Jammin' Wings, Brooklyn Park, MN

Gluek's Bar & Restaurant, M pls

@ MN Music Cafe, St. Paul

Gesthename Lutheran Church

Hollihans, White Bear Lake

Whiskey Junction, mpls

Gluek's Bar & Restaurant, Minneapolis, MN

Crooners Lounge, Fridley

Gesthename Lutheran Church, Robbinsdale

Crooners, Fridley

Whiskey Junction, mpls

Sitting in @ Jazz Central w/jt bates, Pete whitman, Doug little?, and others l

@ Reverie (old Acadia), mpls w/Stirring Ashes, Psicotropical

Lux Club, mpls

Gesthename, Robbindale

@ Rosetown American Legion, Roseville, MN

Lola's Lakehouse, waconia, mn

@ 4th St Saloon, nominal cover

New Hope

Gethsemane Lutheran Church

@ MMC

House band @ the Lux

Gesthemane Church, Robbinsdale

@ Hat Trick lounge, St. Paul

Ames Center
12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337

Famous Dave's Battle of the Bands first round -show 2 with Zensome, Blues Driver, and Heroes End.

Gesthename Lutheran Church, Robbinsdale

@ Gluek's #mpls. Filling in for Cory Blanchard

Veterans Hospital, ? MN

@ Lux Club0

Nuway congregation, Robbinsdale

Wedding in Int'l Market Square, mpls

@ Mount Olivet Home

Glueks, Mpls

Crooner's Lounge, Fridley, MN

Lee's Liquor Lounge, Mpls, MN subbing for Bill Brown

The Lux Club, Mpls

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

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

Chicago Blues Fest, 3 days in Chicago, WW&WeR perform on the P Stage @ Saturday 6 /11 to a crowd of 20, 000

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

tbd

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

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.