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Jesse Stacken

Born and raised in Minnesota, Jesse Stacken began playing piano at the age of ten.  He quickly developed a passion for jazz improvisation and began playing professionally at the age of 16.   Jesse moved to New York City in 2002, where he now lives and performs with artists such as Michael Blake, Tyshawn Sorey, Peter Van Huffel, Liam Sillery, Sherisse Rogers, and Erica vonKleist

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From a review of Mockingbird (Steeplechase, 2009) “The sound is just right. An excellent duo disc on all accounts.” - Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery.

“What amazes me is how tight this trio is and how they change direction, tempo and dynamics in mid- flow. Without a doubt, one of the best piano dates we've heard so far this year.” - Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery.

”On “That That” (Fresh Sound New Talent), his quietly restless new album, the pianist Jesse Stacken presents a program of all-original material; he also showcases his intuitive and slippery rapport with the bassist Eivind Opsvik and the drummer Jeff Davis, who rejoin him for this cd-release gig.” -Nate Chinen, New York Times

“Jesse Stacken, a person of exceptional talent who has been active on the NY music scene since 2002, is one of the remarkable young jazz pianists

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE Private Piano Instructor, New York City 9/2003-present Private Piano Instructor, Bllomingdale School of Music, NYC. 2/2008-present. Private Piano Instructor, Larchmont Music Academy, Larchmont, NY. Jazz and Classical styles. 9/2004- 6/2008 Private Piano Instructor, Woodside Music Studio, Parkridge, New Jersey. Jazz and Classical styles. 8/2004-present Director of Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI

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