Jamie Baum

Fri, Dec 02, 2016 6PM
BLU Jazz+[directions]

NYC Flutist/composer and 2014 Guggenheim Fellow, Jamie Baum has toured 28 countries and worked with artists as diverse as George Russell, Mick Goodrick, Kenny Barron, Paul Motion and Randy Brecker to Dave Douglas, Richie Beirach, Ralph Alessi, Anthony Braxton and Wadada Leo Smith. She’s been nominated by the Jazz Journalists Association for “Flutist of the Year“ eight times including 2015, listed in DownBeat Critics Polls every year since 1998, and was included in the “Major New International Talent” 2015 list by Musica Jazz (Italy).

Baum’s fifth CD as a leader, In This Life (Sunnyside Records), received great attention including reviews from The New York Times, DownBeat, JazzTimes, etc., and was featured in NPR’s All Things Considered and WBGO’s RADAR. It made several “Best CDs of 2013” lists including DownBeat, JazzTimes, Jazziz, iTunes, The Boston Globe and Francis Davis’ NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll and was nominated by the Jazz Journalists Association in 2014 as “Best Midsize Ensemble of the Year”, in the same list with only two other bands…The Wayne Shorter Quartet and Steve Coleman and Five Elements!

Through a highly competitive auditioning process, Jamie was chosen to tour for the DOS/Kennedy Center Jazz Ambassador program from ’99-’03 as well as several later tours sponsored by the US State Department in South America, Europe and South Asia. Ms. Baum has been on the faculty of the jazz department at Manhattan School of Music since 2007, on the adjunct faculty roster at the New School University since 2004 and taught at Berklee College of Music (2011-2013). A clinician for Altus Flutes, they have sponsored her innovative, pioneering clinic “A Fear Free Approach to Improvisation for the Classically-Trained Musician”TM at colleges, conservatories, festivals and schools worldwide since 1993.


Date Time Event Tickets
12/02/16 6:00PM Masterclass free*
12/02/16 8:00PM Concert $15/$20 ($10 for students w/ ID)

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