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Jamie Baum Quintet

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!

“The virtuoso flutist confirmed her status as a masterful composer.”  - Jon Garelick, Boston Globe 

"Jamie Baum exhibits remarkable artistic facility as composer/ arranger/bandleader/flutist."  -- DownBeat

 “(Baum’s) playing on the concert and alto flutes is undoubtedly beautiful and at times ethereal, but also fiery and complex, challenging traditional harmonies..” - Michael J. West, The Washington Post 

“The Jamie Baum Septet+ was clearly a group of special shape and sound. Having seen this remarkable group at the North Sea Jazz Festival, her ensemble's music appeared to be of a distinguished quality... Besides Baum's great blending of voices in the collective sound of the ensemble... there were significant moments for (all of the) players, all demonstrating the remarkably strong intercommunion that this group has achieved. It was a stroke of luck that the programmers of the festival not only recognized the extraordinary quality of the ensemble but also booked it.” - Henning Bolte,

Jamie Baum - flutes
Mike Cottone - trumpet   
Leonard Thompson - piano  
Dave Robaire - bass   
Jonathan Pinson - drums