Jessie Reagen Mann

Jessie Reagen Mann is a freelance cellist based in New York City and involved with a variety of musical projects.

A lover of chamber music, Jessie is a member of various ensembles and a dedicated teacher. Jessie has taught private lessons, beginning cello ensemble and mixed ensemble classes at the United Nations School in Manhattan since 2003. Her students are consistently high scorers in the comprehensive Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) exam, and have been the highest scorers in the city in their category. Jessie has also been on faculty at BIMA at Brandeis University since 2007 where she co-created the program and has led the BIMA music department since 2016. Jessie started her teaching career in the classroom, with a group cello class at PS 68 in the Bronx through Education Through Music. She has and continues to learn a lot from her students.

As cellist of the Om Shalom Trio, Jessie joins a sitar and table player to blend traditional Indian Ragas and Jewish melodies in an inovative way. Jessie is also commonly a musician at Congregation B’nai Jeshuran playing in both traditional and mindfulness services. Most recently Jessie was accepted into the 1st Rising Song Fellowship with a cohort of exceptionally talented individuals to develop a new project.

Jessie co-composed the score for WAVES for Carolyn Dorfman Dance. WAVES premiered at NJPAC in March, 2015 and has since been performed all over the globe to critical acclaim. Jessie also composed the score for Carolyn Dorfman's solo work "Hourglass" which premiered in 2012.

Jessie has performed with some amazing artists including Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Kanye West, Ra Ra Riot, Enya, Gòn, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, tap dancer Savion Glover, Natalie Merchant and Anat Cohen among others in various performances from Joe's Pub to the Met Ball. She was excited to be a part of Adele's November 2015 concert at Radio City Music Hall (NBC) and the Adele Live 2016 tour and can often be heard in various Broadway musicals. She has also performed under the batons of Michael-Tilson Thomas, Charles Dutoit, David Hayes, Joseph Colaneri and Kurt Masur among others.

In May 2010, Jessie received the Outstanding Musical Achievement Award from the Max Reger Foundation of America. Later that month, she joined Beyoncé at the White House state dinner performing for President Barak & Michelle Obama and honorees Mexican President Felipe Calderon and First Lady Margarita Zavala.

Jessie has recorded for Naxos American Classics, RCA Black Seal, Red Ink, Roc-A-Fella, Bridge, Domino, Anzic and Manifest Spirit Records as well as the Pioneers for a Cure project. Commonly seen on TV, Jessie has made appearances on LIVE with Kelly and Michael, Gossip Girls, SNL, TRL, The View, Late Show with David Letterman, Good Morning America, Today Show, Soundstage, Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting and the Martha Stewart Show.

Exclusive Sheet Music from Ovation Press edited by Jessie Reagen Mann

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