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Jesse Mills

violin

Grammy-nominated violinist Jesse Mills enjoys performing music of many genres, from classical to contemporary, as well as composed and improvised music of his own invention. In 2004, Mills made his professional concerto debut with the Ravinia Festival Orchestra in a unique partnership with Salsa trombonist Jimmy Bosch. This project combined a classical performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and a Salsa band arrangement of the same piece. As a chamber musician Mills has performed at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie’s Weill Hall, Boston’s Gardner Museum, the Cooper Arts Series at Cooper Union, and at the Marlboro Music Festival. An avid performer of contemporary works, Mills was a member of the FLUX Quartet for two years; this ensemble is dedicated to the performance of music written in the past 50 years. Through his collaboration with cellist Fred Sherry, Mills has performed various compositions of Zorn, Wuorinen, and Webern, among others. He can also be heard on New Spirit, a new recording for the Verve label by jazz pianist Makoto Ozone. Mills is a graduate of The Juilliard School.