Jessy Greene (right) with the Foo Fighters
|Occupation(s)||violinist, cellist, vocalist|
|Associated acts||Geraldine Fibbers, The Jayhawks|
A native from western Massachusetts, Jessy started playing the violin at the age of four at the suggestion of her classical music-loving parents. During high school, she took a break from the instrument, before deciding to play violin in more contemporary styles. Afterwards she got a degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in ethnomusicology, and joined the Peter Himmelman "Skin" tour, playing violin and singing backup. Upon returning to Los Angeles, Jessy joined the Geraldine Fibbers, with whom she recorded two albums. In 1997 she moved to Minneapolis, joining The Jayhawks.
Jessy has played with a number of artists including Wilco, Atmosphere, Joseph Arthur, Soul Asylum and Dessa of Doomtree. She has toured with several artists, including Foo Fighters for 18 months in 2007 and 2008. She has also appeared with Pink as part of a 10-piece string section on American Music Awards in 2008, and as the only string player on Pink's Funhouse Tour in 2009. She played at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival as part of Exene's band the California Mothership in 2010.
- Dosh - "Song for Zelbert Moore" from Dosh (2002)
- Dessa - "Mineshaft" from False Hopes (2005)
- Atmosphere - "Little Man" from You Can't Imagine How Much Fun We're Having (2005)
- Dessa - "Mineshaft II" from A Badly Broken Code (2010)
- Foo Fighters - Wasting Light (2011)
- Sound City - Real to Reel (2013)
- Joseph Arthur - The Ballad of Boogie Christ (2013)
- Ghost - "If You Have Ghosts" from If You Have Ghost (2013)
- "Jessy Greene Official website, news section, "Time Bomb" Splashes Burn Notice Viewers". 2009-03-09. Retrieved 2009-03-10.
- Burn Notice, Season 2 Episode 16
- "Jessy Greene confronts the past on solo `Blue Sky'.(VARIETY / FREETIME)(LOCAL MUSIC)". Star Tribune. Minneapolis, MN: HighBeam Research. Retrieved 2009-03-10.
- "CD Baby: JESSY GREENE: A Demon and Her Lovers". Retrieved 2009-03-10.
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