JESSE MILLS BAND

JMB - ROOTS ROCK & BLUES

JMB blends flavors of blues, funk, rock, folk and jazz into a raw, organic sound.

Based out of Southern CA 

 

JESSE MILLS BAND - Members

Jesse Mills - Singer / Songwriter / Guitarist

Josh Taddeo - Bass

Steve Denning - Drums

Jesse Mills - Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist

“ Music is the fabric of who I am"

Hi!
My name is Jesse Mills. I am a dedicated artist.

The way I express myself is through song writing, singing, and playing guitar. I have been drawn to music as long as I can remember. I started writing lyrics and melodies when I was a kid. Music has always been there for me. The craft of song writing has been a very important part of my life. I've always loved recording music as well and have become skilled at the art of sound engineering over the years.  I currently produce all of my music and am the definition of an independent musician.

There's nothing I love more than plugging in my guitar. I have a wide range of musical influences, but as a musician I have always connected with blues guitar influenced music. Some of my earliest influnces were Jimi Hendrix, BB King and Stevie Ray Vaughn. I have been influenced by all musical genres and many different artists but the notes and intervals in the blues have always resonated with me. 

My songs come from expressing whatever I'm thinking about or dealing with at the time. I have written hundreds of songs and I am always working on a new one. My wife and three kids are a great source of inspiration. My family means everything to me. I make music because it makes me feel good and I am dedicated to music as a way of life.

Jesse Mills

 

 

Josh Taddeo - Bass

Josh Taddeo is a professional bassist based in Los Angeles, California. He has extensive professional experience in both live performance and recording. As a bassist, he has studied and performed in a range of styles including pop, rock, R&B, gospel, country, classical, jazz, fusion, world and many more. Josh also provides lead and background vocals for projects that call for additional vocalists. As a composer, Josh Taddeo writes for an array of styles through his solo project and compositional works for other artists.

Josh Taddeo began studying music with his father, John Taddeo, in Rancho Santa Margarita (a small town in Orange County).  He continued his studies at the Orange County High School of the Arts (OCHSA). There Josh studied big band and combo jazz, latin, fusion, and music theory with Bijon Watson. Through OCHSA he was able to perform with and learn from other great guest artists such as Bill Cunliffe, Justo Almario, the Clayton-Hamilton Trio, Carmen Bradford, and Sal Cracchiolo.

After graduating he moved to Los Angeles to attend the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). There he expanded his studies into world music and culture by majoring in ethnomusicology. At UCLA Josh studied with prominent professors in many different fields. He studied with Kenny Burrell in several jazz combos, Charley Harrison in arranging and jazz combo, Gerald Wilson for orchestration and jazz history, James Newton for composition, and Kobla Ladzekpo to learn the music, song, and dance of West Africa. Josh’s degree in ethnomusicology expanded his musical knowledge to styles and cultures from around the world.While studying at UCLA, Josh Taddeo continued to take private bass lessons from Alphonso Johnson, Dan Lutz and Roberto Miranda. He also began performing with ensembles throughout Los Angeles. The ensembles extend through an expansive number of styles including pop, rock, R&B, gospel and country. The last several years of professional work in Los Angeles has led to a multitude of live performances and recordings with other professionals in the industry.

Josh Taddeo continues to expand his music career through recordings and tours in Los Angeles, throughout the United States, and more recently around the world.

Website -  http://taddeomusic.com

Steve Denning - Drums

Steve Denning has been a full-time professional Drummer & Percussionist for over 11 years. His solid time-keeping, highly adaptable drumming, and creative approach to music has enhanced hundreds of live performances & studio sessions for many different Artists & Songwriters over the years. No matter what style of music he is playing, he always plays stylistically, and always brings unparalleled feel & and color to the music he plays.

He has performed and recorded a myriad of musical styles including: Rock, Pop, Singer/Songwriter, Americana, Funk, Country, Hip-Hop, many forms of Jazz, Metal, Punk, and Various Latin styles...  

Website- http://www.stevedenningdrums.com