Jamie Baum

Internationally-acclaimed flutist and composer Jamie Baum comes to the Nashville Jazz Workshop’s Jazz Cave for one night only Saturday, February 2 at 8pm. She’ll be joined by Bruce Dudley (piano), Roger Spencer (bass), and Marcus Finnie (drums).

NYC flutist/composer/recording artist/clinician, Jamie Baum, has toured the US, and over 30 countries performing at major festivals and concert halls including The North Sea Jazz Festival, Guimaraes Jazz Festival, Madrid Jazz Festival, Winter JazzFest and JVC Festivals. She has performed with artists as renowned and diverse as George Russell, Randy Brecker, Donald Brown, Mick Goodrick, Tom Harrell and Kenny Barron to Dave Douglas, Fred Hersch, Uri Caine, Ralph Alessi, Leni Stern, Jane Bunnett, David Binney, V.M Bhatt, Anthony Braxton and Wadada Leo Smith.

Ms. Baum has been in the Down Beat Critics Polls annually since 1998, winning #3 in the 2016 Top Flutists category and # 1 Rising Star Flutist in 2012. She was included in the Huffington Post’s “Twenty five Great Jazz Flute Performances” and has appeared in both the Jazz Times (’14) and NPR Critics Polls (’13). She was nominated by the Jazz Journalists Association for “Flutist of the Year“ eight times, including 2015 and her band The Jamie Baum Septet+ was also nominated in 2014 as “Best Midsize Ensemble of the Year.”

Among the many awards for her composing, Baum was awarded the 2014 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and was selected a 2014-15 Norman Stevens Fellow during her MacDowell Colony residency. She won the ’99 International Jazz Composers Alliance Award, the 2010 CAP Award (American Music Center), the prestigious 2003 New Works: Creation and Presentation Award and the 2007 Encore Award, both components of the Doris Duke/Chamber Music America Jazz Ensembles Project.

Jamie Baum’s work has drawn extensive praise from reviewers. Here’s a sampling:

“She’s a commanding soloist with an understated soulfulness.”
– Kirk Silsbee, Jazziz

“Baum is an exciting musician whose playing and composing are at the heart of one of the
year’s most innovative projects”
– Chuck Berg, Jazz Times

Jamie Baum’s music crosses genres, with elements of classical and world music as well as jazz. As a result, this concert will be of interest to anyone who enjoys creative music and composition.