Jessy Greene

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Jessy Greene
Foo Fighters Live 29.jpg
Jessy Greene (right) with the Foo Fighters
Background information
Born Sheffield, Massachusetts
Occupation(s) violinist, cellist, vocalist
Years active 1995–present
Associated acts Geraldine Fibbers, The Jayhawks

Jessy Greene is a violinist, cellist and vocalist from St. Paul, Minnesota. She was a former member of Geraldine Fibbers and The Jayhawks.


A native from western Massachusetts, Jessy started playing the violin at the age of four. During high school she took a break from the instrument to play guitar in a rock band before deciding to play violin in more contemporary styles.[1] 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.[2]

Jessy has played with a number of artists including Foo Fighters, Pink, Wilco, RZA, Post Malone, Atmosphere, Joseph Arthur, Soul Asylum and Dessa. 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.

She is featured on Foo Fighters' "I Should Have Known" on the album Wasting Light, which also features Krist Novoselic of Nirvana on bass.[3] She also played cello and violin on Foo Fighters 2017 release Concrete and Gold [4]</ref> She has also recorded and toured with Ben Harper, Joseph Arthur and Dhani Harrison in their band Fistful of Mercy.

Her song "Time Bomb" was featured at the end of the Burn Notice season 2 finale called "Lesser Evil".[4][5]



  • Blue Sky (2002)[6]
  • A Demon & Her Lovers (2006)[7]

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  4. ^ "Jessy Greene Official website, news section, "Time Bomb" Splashes Burn Notice Viewers". 2009-03-09. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  5. ^ Burn Notice, Season 2 Episode 16
  6. ^ "Jessy Greene confronts the past on solo `Blue Sky'.(VARIETY / FREETIME)(LOCAL MUSIC)". Star Tribune. Minneapolis, MN: HighBeam Research. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  7. ^ "CD Baby: JESSY GREENE: A Demon and Her Lovers". Retrieved 2009-03-10. 

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