THE JAMIE BAUM QUINTET
Jamie Baum flutes Ralph Alessi trumpet and flugelhorn
George Colligan piano Johannes Weidenmueller bass Jeff Hirshfield drums
during May 2010 - with quintet/septet in
Italy, Portugal and UK to promote her ‘SOLACE’
CD that came out recently on the
Sunnyside Records label being distributed in the UK by ADA Global Ltd.
-2004 through 2009 voted (Top Ten) BEST FLAUTIST/ -1998 through 2004 Rising Star DownBeat Critics Poll
-nominated for “Flutist of the Year”, 2005, 2006 & 2009 Jazz Journalists Association Awards
-Elected "Best flutist of the year" in the 2008 Jazz Station Poll (Brazil) and in Brazil's daily newspaper "Tribuna da Imprensa" (Press Tribune)
-Solace (Sunnyside Records) - Voted one of the “Best CD's of 2008” by: JazzTimes, Jazz Improv Magazine, Jazzman Magazine, Hartford Courant, Village Voice, AllAboutJazz.com, AllAboutJazz.com (Italy)
JAMIE BAUM, NYC jazz flautist/composer/recording artist/clinician has toured the US and over 25 countries working with renowned musicians ranging from George Russell, Randy Brecker, Donald Brown, Kenny Werner, Mick Goodrick, Tom Harrell and Fred Hersch to Dave Douglas, Uri Caine and V. M. Bhatt. Ms. Baum has received critical praise for four CD's as a leader featuring her compositions, with her most recent, Solace, on the Sunnyside Records label.
Nominated “Flutist of the Year “ in ’05, ’06 & ‘09 by the Jazz Journalists Association and elected " Flutist of the Year" in Brazil’s 2008 Jazz Station Poll and daily newspaper "Tribuna da Imprensa", Ms. Baum has also been voted in DownBeat Critics Polls annually since ’98 as well as winning many awards as a composer.
Her compositional muse, The Jamie Baum Septet, was formed in ‘99 and has had mostly the same members since its inception. The versatility, spirit and high level of creative interplay and musicianship by her stellar, in-demand NYC players has garnered much critical acclaim with recordings making several “Best CDs of the Year” lists.
They finish their tour*, including Italy and Portugal, with an intimate performance as a quintet at The Vortex on May 23rd.
THE JAMIE BAUM QUINTET
Jamie Baum flutes Ralph Alessi trumpet and flugelhorn George Colligan piano Johannes Weidenmueller bass Jeff Hirshfield drums
*Jamie Baum May Tour
May 19th - Jazz Club Torino - Torino - Italy - The Jamie Baum Quintet
May 2oth - Centro D'Arte - Padova - Italy - The Jamie Baum Quintet
May 21st - Grande Auditorio - Culturgest - Lisbon - Portugal - The Jamie Baum Septet
May 22nd - Oeiras Jazz Festival - Portugal - The Jamie Baum Septet
'Baum’s playing is both imaginative and technically impressive, her front line and rhythm section are no less impressive and the combination adds up to a genuine collective strength and musical depth' (Jazzwise).
“…on a cold night in January this reviewer decided to experience the Jamie Baum Septet at Joe’s Pub in the east village. The experience was nothing short of extraordinary. Each tune was gripping, and played to perfection by the ensemble. The best compliment that can be given to such compositional creativity is that all concept of the passage of time was lost… I had been transported…for what seemed like precious few moments, but it was enough to leave me breathless and wanting more.” – ALL ABOUT JAZZ, NYC
“ **** (four stars) Exemplaire…Solace is a remarkable disc…” — JAZZMAN (France)
“A concert (at Braga Jazz Festival) of extraordinary quality from the septet of Jamie Baum, with an extraordinary sense of composition and fantastic technique of all the members of the band.”
---CORREIO DA MANHA (Lisbon)
Baum’s playing is both imaginative and technically impressive on her CD
Moving Forward, Standing Still, her front line and rhythm section are no
less impressive and the combination adds up to a genuine collective
strength and musical depth” ---JAZZWISE (UK)
"Jamie Baum has developed a strong, personal sound with almost flawless intonation...The leader is really rather unique; she is a fine composer, a technically accomplished flautist and she has ideas and imagination in abundance. Many players have some of these qualities but few possess them all." ----JAZZ JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL, (U.K.)
“The whole CD (Moving Forward, Standing Still) is musically outstanding…she is definitely a must-see” ---PAN FLUTE MAGAZINE (UK)
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