THE JAMIE BAUM SEPTET+

by Soapbox Gallery
THE JAMIE BAUM SEPTET+ This is an in-person event that is also streaming online
Tue, 12 October 2021
08:00PM - 09:00PM (EDT)
Soapbox Gallery
636 Dean St
Brooklyn, NY 11238
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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 groove, 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…” At the Soapbox Gallery, the band will perform brand new music along with selection from their most recent Sunnyside release, Bridges.


“Jamie Baum’s ambitious arrangements captivated the audience with a first-class band of eight, comprising some of the finest NY-based musicians” -Pascal Dorban, Jazz Journal (UK), Tampere Jazz Happening 2018

"(Of) my top five quick takes: Flutist Jamie Baum’s Septet+ provided another revelation. An exploratory composer and arranger interested in long forms and arresting voicings, she focused on music from her recent album Bridges.” -Andrew Gilbert, SFVC, Monterey Jazz Festival 2018

 "Offering touches of modernization while remaining steadfast in honoring core values, Baum creates a world where sonic and spiritual resonance rest on an even plane. Even in its most unsettled state, there’s a pronounced sense of purpose lighting the way. There’s clearly no chasm too wide for Baum to cross." -Dan Bilawsky, JazzTimes

For more info visit www.jamiebaum.com

Jamie Baum- flutes

Jonathan Finlayson - trumpet
Aaron Irwin – alto sax/bass clarinet
Chris Komer - French horn
Brad Shepik - guitar
John Escreet – piano
Ricky Rodriguez – bass 
Jeff Hirshfield – drums