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Gig-15 Jamie Baum - Jazz Flautist
NYC, NY USA Award Winning Flautist - Contemporary Jazz
Band Leader, Composer, Recording Artist, Jazz Tutor
with the Luis D'Agostino Trio
Featuring Luis on Guitars, Raph Mizraki - Basses and Charlie Stratford - Drums

Took Place on Thurs 17th August 2006

Ms JAMIE BAUM, though originally from Connecticut, is a NYC-based jazz flutist/composer; recording artist/clinician has toured extensively in the US, and in over 17 countries in Europe, South America Asia, and South Asia performing at festivals, clubs and concert halls. Receiving much critical praise for three CD's as a leader, Sight Unheard on Gunther Schuller's GM Recordings received four stars from DownBeat as did her newest CD, Moving Forward, Standing Still (OmniTone) featuring her Septet.

Jamie has performed with luminaries ranging from Kenny Werner, Tom Harrell, Fred Hersch, Donald Brown, Kenny Barron and Randy Brecker to Dave Douglas, Uri Caine, Paul Motian, George Russell, Mick Goodrick, V. M. Bhatt Hakim Ludin, Ursel Schlicht and Karaikudi Mani. Though focusing primarily on jazz, adept at performing jazz standards as well as originals, she has been involved in projects performing classical and new music, Brazilian, Indian and Latin music offering her ample opportunity to develop a strong personal style.

Some of the top clubs and festivals she has performed at include the Blue Note, Sweet Rhythm, Knitting Factory, Blues Alley, RegattaBar, The Boston Globe Jazz Festival, Venezuela Jazz Festival, Jazz Yatra (India), Guelph Jazz Festival (Canada), Katmandu Jazz Festival (Nepal), Rochester Jazz Festival, Bermuda Jazz Festival, JVC and Friehoffer's Jazz Festivals and the Kennedy Center Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival. She was chosen in '99, '01, '02 and '03 by the US State Department/ Kennedy Centre Jazz Ambassador Program to tour extensively under their auspices (most recently w/Jerome Harris, Ken Wessel, Jeff Hirshfield).

A winner of several awards and grants, Baum was a recipient of the prestigious 2003 New Works: Creation and Presentation Award, a component of the Doris Duke/Chamber Music America Jazz Ensembles Project. She also won the '98, '99, '01 and '02 DownBeat Critic's Poll for Talent Deserving Wider Recognition, their '03 and '04 Critic's Poll's Rising Star category, '04 Best Flutists category and was recently nominated by the Jazz Journal Association in the category of "Best Flutist of the Year" for their '05 awards.

Despite Baum's busy performance schedule, she has been an active teacher through private instruction at The New School (NYC) and at LIU as well as her work as a clinician. Her resume includes an extensive list of high schools and colleges (nationally and internationally) from Berklee College of Music to Houston's High School for the Performing Arts where she has taught workshops, master classes and clinics.

Ms. Baum received her BM degree from New England Conservatory (jazz: flute/composition) and her MM from Manhattan School of Music (jazz composition) and has studied flute with Ransom Wilson, Robert Stallman, Hubert Laws and Keith Underwood; jazz improvisation with Richie Bierach, Dave Liebman, Jaki Byard and Charlie Banacos and composition with Richard DeRosa, W. T. McKinnley and Ludmilla Ulehla.
Jamie Baum Website

Jamie is holding a Clinic at Oxford Flute Summer School 16th August 06

She is also is appearing at the British Flute Society
British Flute Society 5th Convention - Manchester
Royal Northern College of Music - 18th August 06
Call 01228 670306 for more information

For more info on Jazz Flute & Flautists Click Here

Concert Programme
First Set
I Could Write a Book - Rogers & Hart
For Dan -
Spring Rounds - Jamie Baum Original
I fall in Love Too Easily - Cahn & Stein
Una Muy Bonita - Ornette Coleman
Second Set
Giant Steps -  John Coltrane
Very Early -
Far Side -
Falling Grace - Pat Metheny
I Thought About You - Jimmy Van Heusen
Frelon Brun - Miles Davis (Gil Evans)

Luis D'Agostino Trio
Luis is a Virtuoso Guitar player whose styles span the jazz spectrum from Fusion to Latin with the purest, subtle and sensitive interpretations. He is considered one of the best Argentine guitar players of his generation and he plays a range of solid electric and semi acoustic guitars including Yamaha, Godin, & his present delight the Hofner Verithin

Also featuring - Raph Mizraki - Basses, Charlie Stratford - Drums
for full Trio profile Click Here

Luis, Charlie and Raph supporting Guest Trumpeter - John Hoare (Gig 1)

I very much enjoyed Jamie Baum -
and I appreciate the amplification having been kept to moderate levels, so that we didn't get blown away. Stephen Ashworth

Jamie Baum at The Vortex Jazz Club 23rd May 2010

The Baum quintet at The Vortex Jazz Club in London, at the end of a European tour, provided something of a contrast, their familiarity with their leader's subtle writing and, consequently, the robust informality with which they addressed it both mightily impressive.  Whether they were playing her jazz take on a phrase from Stravinsky's Rite of Spring ('Spring Rounds'), an appropriately tricky piece inspired by the antics and body postures of Nepalese monkeys or sophisticated, thoughtful pieces full of unexpected rhythmic and melodic wrinkles ('Solace', 'In Another Life'),  Baum's band trumpeter Taylor Haskins, pianist George Colligan, bassist Johannes Weidenmueller and drummer Jeff Hirshfield gelled beautifully in their ensemble roles  and struck tasteful sparks off each other when required, Colligan in particular producing  some rich, cascading explorations of relatively complex material, and both Baum and  Haskins powerful and emotive in their solos.  The unusual front-line combination of trumpet and flute resulted in some intriguing  textures in both theme statements and subdued duo 'commentaries' on Colligan's solos, and with Hirshfield and Weidenmueller providing brisk and flawless rhythmic support throughout an absorbingly varied programme, this was a classy, musical performance from a top-notch band. - Chris Parker

The Vortex Jazz Club, 11 Gillett Square, London N16 8AZ |020 7254 4097)


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