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JESS MCINTOSH IS A CHICAGO-BASED VIOLINIST, SONGWRITER, TEACHER, AND RECORDING ARTIST. SHE FRONTS ALT-FOLK ENSEMBLE, JOYBIRD,

EARLY COUNTRY OUTFIT, HORSESHOE BENDER, AND OLD-TIME & AMERICANA DUO, JESS MCINTOSH & AARON SMITH. AS BAND MEMBER TO MANY, JESS HAS TOURED INTERNATIONALLY AND THE US MANY TIMES OVER, IS A COMPOSER, LYRICIST & MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST FOR THE HOUSE THEATRE COMPANY OF CHICAGO & THE CHICAGO CHILDREN'S THEATRE, AND FREQUENTS STAGES LIKE THE HIDEOUT, THE EMPTY BOTTLE, SCHUBA'S,

EVANSTON SPACE & MORE.

 

AS A PRIVATE VIOLIN/FIDDLE INSTRUCTOR WITH EXTENSIVE TRAINING AND EXPERTISE IN THE SUZUKI METHOD AND AMERICAN TRADITIONAL MUSIC, JESS TEACHES AT CHICAGO'S OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC AND FREELANCES AS A PRIVATE INSTRUCTOR, CLINICIAN & STAFF MUSICIAN AT CAMPS, WORKSHOPS AND FESTIVALS AROUND THE COUNTRY.

AS A VISUAL ARTIST HER MOST PROLIFIC WORK IS IN PRINTMAKING. SHE STUDIED LINO-CUT & SCREEN PRINT WITH DUFFY O'CONNOR AT CHICAGO PRINT-MAKERS COLLABORATIVE & TEACHES WORKSHOPS IN THE ART OF STORYTELLING THROUGH MOVING PANORAMAS (CRANKIES). AS AN ART SCHOOL DROPOUT, JESS OCCASIONALLY MOONLIGHTS IN FREELANCE PROMOTIONAL ART & DESIGN.

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