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Jessie Reagen Mann

A Chicagoland native, cellist Jessie Reagen Mann is based in New York City and involved with a variety of musical projects. She has recently performed with Adele, Beyonce, William Joseph, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and tap dancer Savion Glover among others. She can often be heard in various shows on Broadway as well as with some of New York City's best Singer/Songwriters. In addition to 2VC, Jessie is cellist of the genre-bending ensemble DBR & The Mission and a Musician-in-Residence at B'nai Jeshuran.

Frequently seen on TV, Jessie has made appearances on Gossip Girls, SNL, TRL, The View, Late Show with David Letterman, Good Morning America, Today Show, Soundstage and the Martha Stewart Show. Jessie has recorded for Naxos American Classics, RCA Black Seal, Red Ink, Roc-A-Fella, Bridge, Domino and Manifest Spirit Records.

Last May, Jessie was honored by the Max Reger Foundation of America for her outstanding musical achievements. She is currently on faculty at BIMA at Brandeis University and the United Nations International School in Manhattan.

Eugene Carr

Eugene Carr originally trained at the Juilliard School, and then earned undergraduate degrees at both the Oberlin Conservatory and Oberlin College. During that time he performed in over 50 countries overseas with orchestras and in chamber music groups. He was a resident cellist at Congregation B'nai Jeshurun in New York City from 2001 to 2019. 

His musical activities today include frequent chamber music performances as well as playing with jazz and songwriter bands. He participates regularly in workshops and concerts of improvised music. His first entirely improvised CD is titled Alba: Meditations on Sunrise" and can be purchased here on

Gene is a graduate of Columbia Business School and was the founder and CEO of Patron Technology, which provides ticketing, CRM and l marketing technology to over non-profit arts and cultural organizations. Gene is the founder and festival director of Berkshire Busk! in Great Barrington, MA. 

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