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JESSE's Bakery

 
In Bratislava, producing in the Bratislava Radio Building.

In Bratislava, producing in the Bratislava Radio Building.

 

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.    

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CREDENTIALS

 

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GRAMMY AWARDS:

Jesse at Jessethe 54th Grammy Awards

Jesse at Jessethe 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:

2016 for Best Small Ensemble Performance
('Reich', Third Coast Percussion, Cedille Records)

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

AND ENGINEER

Facilitates the recording and creation of meaningful media products amidst a rapidly evolving music industry


Labels: Sony Classical, Warner Classics, Nonesuch, Decca Records, Mercury Classics, New Amsterdam Records, among others

SELECTED PROJECTS

A FAR CRY:

Law of Mosaics (2014)

Dreams and Prayers (2014)
Grammy Nominee

Debut (2009)

BROOKLYN RIDER:

Almanac (2014)

A Walking Fire (2013)

Imposter (with Bela Fleck) (2013)

Seven Steps (2012)

Eighth Blackbird: Olagon (planned 2017)

ETHEL:

The River, with Robert Mirabal (2015)

Documerica (2015)

FLORENTINE OPERA AND ROBERT ALDRIDGE: ELMER GANTRY
Grammy Winner (engineer)

JAN VOGLER:

Bach, the Cello Suites (2013)

Beethoven Triple Concerto with The Knights (2013)

THE KNIGHTS:

Azul, with Yo-Yo Ma (2016)

the ground beneath our feet (2015)

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

Los Angeles Philharmonic:
Andriessen: Theatre of the World (planned 2017)

NOW ENSEMBLE:

Dreamfall (2015)

Awake (2011)

TED HEARNE: THE SOURCE (2015)

ROOMFUL OF TEETH:

Roomful of Teeth (2012)
Grammy Winner

RENDER (2015)
Grammy Winner

The Ascendant (in progress)

SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE WITH YO-YO MA:

A Playlist without Borders (2013)

Live at Tanglewood (2012)

SUSANNA OGATA AND IAN WATSON: BEETHOVEN SONATAS FOR FORTEPIANO AND VIOLIN (COMPLETE set IN PROGRESS)

THIRD COAST PERCUSSION: REICH, 80TH (2016)
Grammy Winner

THE WESTERLIES: The Westerlies (2016)

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