Versatile, Innovative, & Incomparable are only a few words often used to describe the work ethic of musician Jessica Burgess. Jes, as she prefers to be called, also known as the Inkycellist, has dedicated 20 years of her life to the ‘cello, but her entire life to studying, performing, teaching, and enjoying music. As a classical musician, Jes plays, of course ‘cello, having performance experience in International/world, contemporary/jazz, Symphonic, Chamber, Quartet, and Opera. In the classical music world, she enjoys music of all periods, but specializes in Baroque and early classical, particularly Bach. As a contemporary musician, enjoys all styles, but in particular is sought out for her improvisational skill. Past experience includes, folk, jazz, Middle Eastern, Gypsy, Vietnamese, Japanese, traditional & Contemporary world music, pop, rock, metal, and various types of electronica. While mainly a freelance musician, Burgess is the Principal ‘Cellist of the Vietnamese American Philharmonic and and cellist/violinist in Paris by Night.
Past experience includes, folk, jazz, Middle Eastern, Gypsy, Vietnamese, Japanese, traditional & Contemporary world music, pop, rock, metal, and various types of electronica.
As an electric violinist, she enjoys the use of effects, and experimenting with her sound, to create a wide spectrum of timbres that make what you hear her play, “more than just a violin”. Most experience with electric violin performance and recording being with electronic dance music, her own as well as other talented artists’. Jes actively arranges, composes, and produces electronic music under the pseudonym Made by Dr. Light. She records her own instruments (synths, violin, cello) and voice.
2013 Abridged Curriculum Vitae
ONGOING ENSEMBLES AND GIGS WITH
Casa Italiana Opera Company (Cello)
Paris by Night (Cello & Violin)
Vietnamese American Philharmonic (Principal Cello)
Japanese American Chamber Ensemble (cello & violin)
ARTISTS I’VE WORKED WITH
Bich Van Nguyen
Various Paris by Night/Thuy Nga Singers
The Dolls (http://hookedonthedolls.com)
Justin Connor (http://www.thegoldenagefilm.com)
Jarrett and Raja
Korean Youth Orchaestra
LA Dream Orchestra
Brentwood Westwood Symphony Orchestra