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Jesse Lewis

produces recordings and interactive music experiences.    he seeks to capture a life and tactility in the sound, and a presence that’s more than skin deep.    every project he does has the uniqueness of something that only happens once, and the freshness to intrigue the ear and pique the curiosity.    Jesse is a Grammy Award winning

Music Producer

and recording engineer.    his recording experience lies in acoustic music of classical chamber and solo, opera, orchestral, historically performed baroque, jazz, traditional fiddle, indie-classical, and an ever-growing list of World Music genres.

the artists who chose to work with him are the among the most adventurous and fearless in the industry – the Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma, Los Angeles Philharmonic, A Far Cry,
Brooklyn Rider, ETHEL, Roomful of Teeth, the Knights.    he aims to discover

Profoundly Tactile Sound

in every recording he produces.    he gets deep satisfaction from working with others who have a sympathetically discerning and insatiable ear.    Jesse does not tend towards complacency, nor fear of failure.    the enthusiasm and positive spirit he puts behind every project is infectious; that attitude is in the DNA of every master that leaves his studio.

Jesse is flexible in engineering style, but uncompromising in sound.    every project takes just the right shape and size.    Jesse produces projects of ever-widening scope, for our ever more connected world.    

please also visit the website for the

Immersive Music Project.

What's Bakin'

 

Credentials

 

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Awards and Recognitions

 

Grammy Awards:

Jesse at the Red Carpet, the 54th Grammy Awards

Jesse at the Red Carpet, the 54th Grammy Awards

2014 for producing an album which won Best Small Ensemble Performance ('Roomful of Teeth', New Amsterdam Records)

2012 for Best Engineered Classical Album (‘Elmer Gantry’, Naxos 8.669032-33)

2010 for engineering an album which won Best Orchestral Performance (‘Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé’, BSO Classics 0801)

Grammy Nominations, including above:

2014 for Best Engineered Classical Album
('Roomful of Teeth', New Amsterdam Records)

2013 for Best Engineered Classical Album
('Music for a Time of War', Pentatone)

2010 for Best Classical Album
('Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe', BSO Classics 0801)

Received a Massachusetts State Senate Citation from Senator Chang-Diaz for accomplishments in the recording industry

Music Producer

Facilitates the recording and creation of meaningful media products amidst a rapidly evolving music industry
Labels: Sony Classical, Decca Records, Mercury Classics, New Amsterdam Records, among others 

Selected Projects

The Knights:

Azul, with Yo-Yo Ma (planned 2016)

the ground beneath our feet (2015)

Beethoven: Triple Concerto/ Symphony No. 5 (2013)

Third Coast Percussion: Reich, 80th (Release in 2016)

The Westerlies (Release in 2016)

ETHEL:

The River, with Robert Mirabal (2015)

Documerica (2015)

Ted Hearne: The Source (2015)

Roomful of Teeth: Render (2015)

NOW Ensemble:


Dreamfall (2015)

Awake (2011)

Brooklyn Rider:

Almanac (2014)

A Walking Fire (2013)

Imposter (with Bela Fleck) (2013)

Seven Steps(2012)

Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma:

A Playlist without Borders (2013)

Live at Tanglewood (2012)

Jan Vogler:

Bach, the Cello Suites (2013)

Beethoven Triple Concerto with The Knights (2013)

A Far Cry:

Law of Mosaics (2014)

Dreams and Prayers (2014)*

Debut (2009)

Florentine Opera and Robert Aldridge: Elmer Gantry**

Susanna Ogata and Ian Watson: Beethoven Sonatas for Fortepiano and Violin (Complete in Progress)

Roomful of Teeth: Roomful of Teeth (2012)**


Location Recording, Editing, Mixing and Mastering

Selected Projects:

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel: Verdi Requiem (August 2013), Tchaikovsky Nutcracker (December 2013), John Williams and Itzhak Perlman Opening Night Gala (September 2014)
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra: Engineer for all commercial recordings on their own label, BSO Classics (Mar 2006 – 2012)
  • ‘Elmer Gantry’ by Robert Aldridge, Florentine Opera Company and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (2010), Won Grammy Award for Best Engineered Classical Album of 2011
  • John Williams, Boston Pops Orchestra: ‘Fanfare for Fenway’ (March 2012)
  • Kansas City Symphony: Music for selected radio programs (Sept 2006 – 2012)
  • Lady Gaga and Oprah Winfrey: Born This Way Foundation, launch and live web stream (Feb 2012)
  • Wynton Marsalis, Harvard Lecture Series: Location recording and mix live stream (2011 – present)
  • Commercial recordings for Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma, Béla Fleck, Jan Vogler, Roomful of Teeth, A Far Cry, The Knights, Brooklyn Rider and others

Video Productions

Selected sound for picture and video production projects

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel: Verdi Requiem (August 2013)
  • Brooklyn Rider Quartet: produced music videos to accompany their album, 'Seven Steps' and to facilitate their (extremely successful) fundraising campaign (November 2011)
  • Goat Rodeo Sessions: Location audio recording, music editing and mixing for music videos (Summer 2011)
  • Silk Road Ensemble: Long form documentary project. Oversaw location audio recording, editing, mixing and mastering of numerous video products
  • Numerous fundraising and marketing shorts

Music Performance:

Cellist

  • Member of Samurai String Squad, a cello quartet dedicated to the revitalization of ‘90s Grunge. Successfully lays down grooving bass lines, sensitive harmonies and ripping solos (July 2009 – Present)
  • Member of Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra and Harvard Baroque Chamber Players (Sept 2010 – June 2010)
  • Member of Scottish Fiddle Trio, a fiddle band of rogue conservatory kids out of Cleveland Institute of Music (Sep 2004 – June 2006)
  • Classical chamber musician, historical performance enthusiast, folk musician and improviser

Young Trumpet Player (prior to age 18)

  • Four separate solo engagements with the Seattle Symphony under Gerard Schwartz (age 15-16)
  • Principal trumpet, Young Artists' Orchestra at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute (age 18)
  • Principal trumpet, Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra (age 17)
  • Principal trumpet, Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra, highest level in the organization (age 13-16)
  • Member of the Garfield High School Jazz Band (age 15)
  • Member of the California Connection Jazz Quartet, Bellingham, WA (age 11-14)
  • Member of Bellingham High School Jazz Ensemble (age 11-13)
  • Frequent solo engagements with community bands and orchestras from elementary school through high school (age 10-18)

Studios

  • Jesse's Bakery (2012 - present)
    Producing records every day! Sweet!
  • Immersive Music Project, LLC (2012 - present)
    Founder and Director. Experience design for music; designing the future of physical and digital music products.
  • Soundmirror, Inc. (2006 - 2012)
    Full service location recording and post-production company specializing in the recording of acoustic music as well as sound for syncing to visuals.

Education

  • Cleveland Institute of Music (2002 - 2006)
    Cello Performance and Audio Recording
  • Interlochen Arts Academy (2000 - 2002)
    Cello and Trumpet



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Telephone: +1.617.390.7575

Jesse's Bakery is a subsidiary of Immersive Music Project, LLC