Fresh from Earshot Jazz Festival and festivals throughout the west, Jamie Baum brings us new compositions and her jazz septet of of two decades and a plus ! for this music...
NYC jazz flutist/composer, Sunnyside Records artist and 2014 Guggenheim Fellow, Jamie Baum, released her 6th CD, Bridges with The Jamie Baum Septet+ (May, 2018). Internationally recognized and listed in DownBeat Critics Polls annually since ’99, she’s toured in 35 countries and worked/recorded with several renown and diverse jazz artists ranging from Randy Brecker, Donald Brown, Mick Goodrick, Roy Hargrove, Tom Harrell and Kenny Barron to Dave Douglas, Fred Hersch, David Binney, Louis Cole, Anthony Braxton and Wadada Leo Smith.
Her compositional muse, The Jamie Baum Septet+ was formed in 1999, and has since produced four highly acclaimed CDs with countless tours under their belt. Receiving standing ovations at packed venues has become the norm for this band, creating excitement and a kaleidoscope of colors with their unusual instrumentation and NYC-style “take no prisoners” energy! Exploring and successfully incorporating influences from modern Western-classical composers - to rock and South Asian music, while expanding their sound along the way, the Septet+ was nominated by the Jazz Journalists Association as 2014’s “Best Midsize Ensemble of the Year” – in the same list with only two other bands, The Wayne Shorter Quartet and Steve Coleman’s Five Elements!” In fact Richard Ginell of the Journal of Music Critics Association at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 2018, wrote “It was the most extraordinary music of the festival…"
Jamie Baum - flute, alto flute
Jonathan Finlayson – trumpet
Aaron Irwin – alto sax/bass clarinets
Chris Komer - French horn
Brad Shepik - guitar, singing bowls
John Escreet – piano
Ricky Rodriguez – bass, singing bowls
Jeff Hirshfield – drums