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Band to Join.

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 24 hours
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

Early service Robbinsdale

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Crooners, MPLS MN

Lynlake Brewery

Smokin' in Steele, Owatonna, MN

Early service Robbinsdale

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Lux Club, Mpls south

Crooners, Fridley, MN

Bistro La Roux in Circle Pines, MN

Floyd's Bar, Victoria, MN

Lucky's 13

Early service Robbinsdale

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

MMC, St Paul, MN

Eden Prairie Jazz Festival

Whiskey Junction, Mpls,

Early service Robbinsdale

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Lux Club, Mpls south

@ Crooners Lounge, Fridley, mn

@ The Hat Trick, St. Paul

Early service Robbinsdale

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Lux Club, Mpls south

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

Detroit Lakes Blue Fest

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

Early service Robbinsdale

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

@ Crooners Lounge, Fridley

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

Early service Robbinsdale

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

MMC, St Paul, MN

Stanley ND

Stanley ND

Watford City, ND

Watford City, North Dakota

Granite Falls, MN BBQ & Blues Festival

Early service Robbinsdale

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Hat Trick Lounge, St. Paul (part of Twin Cities Summer Jazz Festival)

One World Festival, whiskey junction mpls

Hat Trick Lounge, St. Paul (part of Twin Cities Summer Jazz Festival)

Early service Robbinsdale

Gesthename, Robbinsdale

Wabasha Caves St. Paul

Crooners Fridley, MN

Crooners Fridley, MN

6-9pm Chanhassen Park

Crooners Fridley, MN

Lucky's 13, Plymouth, MN

MMC, St. Paul

6-9pm Bloomington private party

@ whiskey junction, mpls

St. Michael, MN

Floyds, Victoria MN

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

Crooners, Fridley

MMC, St Paul, MN

Floyd's in Victoria, MN

Crooner's Lounge, Fridley,MN

Dayton Days

Private wedding in WI

Crooner's, Fridley

Crooners Fridley, MN

MMC,St. Paul

tbd

Sisseton, SD 57262

Crooners, Fridley, MN

Lucky's 13, Plymouth

MMC St. Paul, MN

Steeple Center 14375 S Robert Trail, Rosemount, MN 55068

Crooners Fridley, MN

Lucky's 13, Plymouth, MN

MMC St. Paul, MN

Crooner's, Fridley

Inn Kahoots, Hamel, MN

Inn Kahoots, Hamel, MN

Floyds, Victoria MN

Menomonie, WI

Waterloo Iowa March 7 & 8

Waterloo, Iowa

Past Events

Jazz Central Studios, Mpls

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

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

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

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

Redwing, MN

Whiskey Junction with?

Crooners, Fridley, MN

MMC, St Paul, MN

Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Robbinsdale

Robbinsdale early service

Crooner's, Fridley

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, 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 ? 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

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

Venue change: private party in Eau Claire, WI
Sacred Heart Gala at Menards Conference Center, 5150 old Mill Plaza, Eau Claire, WI 54703

Crooners in Fridley SRO in 240 capacity room (250 saw the show, at least).

@ 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

Chippewa Blues Fest, 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

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.