Jessie May Smart

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Dynamic and vastly experienced violinist & electric violinist Jessie performs in London, across the UK, and around the globe.

Classically trained at Trinity College of Music, The University of Nottingham Music dept, and The Royal College of Music Jr Dept., Jessie has been playing the violin since the age of four. She is a versatile musician, playing chamber music to jazz, musical theatre to commercial. Jessie is frequently complimented on her rich tone, sweet melodic solos, and ability to adapt her playing and improvisational style to music of very different genres. The focus on musical theatre in recent years has seen Jessie performing in numerous shows including depping on Wicked in the West End and Arion Production's Dessa Rose at Trafalgar Studios. Touring has included Jessie playing with Katie Melua on her UK and European arena tour as part of the Secret String Quartet. Other commercial work includes performing on television shows such as X Factor, Strictly Come Dancing and Royal Variety Performance. Jessie is privileged to have been invited to be the new violinist in the legendary band Steeleye Span and has been playing with them since early 2014. She has toured the UK, Europe, USA, Canada with them. As electric violinist Jessie plays all over the world; solo, with DJs and with other musicians. Her improvisation skills stretch folk to deep house and everything in between.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, Electronic, Ambient, House, Ibiza club, Folk rock, Folk, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Jazz, Blues, Gypsy jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Funk, Funk rock, Motown, Soul, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Classic rock, Britpop, Indie, Pop rock, Progressive rock, World music, Klezmer, Latin, Tango, Salsa, Balkan
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Orchestrator, Producer, Songwriter, Transcription, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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From customers:

The G, 4 years ago

A remarkable violin workout from Jessie May Smart

The P, 4 years ago

One of the biggest stars of the show was Jessie May Smart whose virtuosic violin peformance provided an irresistible counterpoint to every melody

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