VAM is pleased to host Jesse Nolan (Music Director, Blue Man Group) on Monday, March 24th for an exclusive workshop! Join Blue Man Group Resident Music Director Jesse Nolan as he presents “Painting With Sound,” a unique workshop that gives attendees a glimpse into the world of Blue Man Group. Dive deep into the music and drumming of the show and explore how the connections between music, art, science, comedy, technology and culture come together to create the one-of-a-kind theatrical spectacle known as Blue Man Group.
About Jesse Nolan
Jesse received his MM in Jazz Studies and Percussion and BA in Music Education from the Indiana University Jacob’s School of Music. In his three years with Blue Man Group, he has performed in the Chicago, Orlando, Norwegian Epic and North American Tour casts. Jesse’s previous performance credits include the West Side Story 50th Anniversary European Tour, Jesus Christ Superstar (w/ Ted Neeley), James Moody, David Baker, Allen Vizzutti, and the Rob Parton JazzTECH Big Band. His playing can be heard on the Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra’s 2006 release “Carol of the Bells” (Owl Studios). Jesse is also currently Director of Education and Business Development for MashPlant and member of the Jazz Education Network Committee and Vic Firth Education Team. He also owns Big Pear Productions a company specializing in commercial music, recording, audio and video production for clients including Banana Republic, Virgin America, Bergdorf-Goodman and Holiday Inn. In over 14 years as a professional music educator, he has taught at elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the Midwest and has given guest lectures and clinics at dozens of universities all over the globe.