NYC flutist/composer/recording artist/clinician,Jamie Baum, has toured the US and over 30 countries performing at major fes-tivals and concert halls including The Monterey and London Jazz Festivals, Tampere Jazz Happening, North Sea Jazz Festival,Guimaraes Jazz Festival, Jazztopad and “jaZZ & beyond Improvised Music Festival” (Poland), Sedutirol, Braga, Madrid, Oeiras,Bermuda, Edinburgh, Friehoffer, Winter JazzFest and JVC Festivals. She’s performed with artists as renown and diverse asGeorge Russell, Randy Brecker, Donald Brown, Mick Goodrick, Tom Harrell and Kenny Barron to Dave Douglas, Fred Hersch,Uri Caine, Ralph Alessi, Leni Stern, Louis Cole, Jane Bunnett, David Binney, Anthony Braxton, and Wadada Leo Smith.
Though focusing primarily on jazz, she has been involved in several projects, performances and tours performing classical, newmusic, Brazilian and Latin music. Receiving critical praise for six CD's as a leader with most making several “Best CDs of theYear” lists,Sight Unheard(w/Dave Douglas, Kenny Werner),Moving Forward, Standing Still(w/Ralph Alessi, George Colli-gan), her Sunnyside Records releases In This Life in 2013 and Bridges in 2018 (w/Amir ElSaffar, John Escreet) all receivedfour stars from DownBeat. Inch By Inch, by the cooperative band Yard Byard: The Jaki Byard Project (w/Jerome Harris, GeorgeSchuller), out May 2014 (GM Recordings) also received four stars from DownBeat. Recordings as sidewoman include those byDave Binney, George Colligan, Ursel Schlicht, Frank Carlberg, Glenn White, Patrizia Scascitelli, Taylor Haskins, Steve Lampert, Monika Herzig, Louise Rogers, Sarah McKenzie, Brian Landrus, James Hall, etc.
Ms. Baum has been in theDownBeat Critics Pollsannually since 1998, making#1 Downbeat Rising Star Flutist in 2012. She was named a "Major New International Talent” in 2015lists by both “Musica Jazz” and “Jazzit” (Italy),was voted #2“Flutist of the Year” in the2018Eleventh Annual International Critics Polland tied 4th place with Hubert Laws in the2018JazzTimes Critics Poll.
Jamie was included in the Huffington Post’s "Twenty five Great Jazz Flute Performances” and wasnominated by theJazz Journalists Associationfor“Flutist of the Year“nine times, and her bandThe Jamie Baum Septet+was nominated in 2014 as"Best Midsize Ensemble of the Year"- in the same list with only twoother bands -The Wayne Short-er Quartet and Steve Coleman and Five Elements!
Among the many awards for her composing, Baum was awarded a 2018 USArtistsInternationalgrant, a 2017 New Music USA Project Grant, a2014 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowshipand was selected a 2014-15 Norman Stevens Fellowduring her MacDowell Colonyresidency. She won the '99 International Jazz Composers Alliance Award, 2010 CAP Award (American Mu-sic Center), the 2003 New Works: Creation and Presentation Award and the 2007 Encore Award, both components of the DorisDuke/CMA Jazz Ensembles Project.
Media attention for her recent CD,Bridges,and previously released, In This Life,brought features onWBGO’s RADARandNPR’s All Things Considered, reviews in The New York Times, DownBeat, JazzTimes, All About Jazz, etc.. and two hour-longfeature/retrospectives on major German and Czech Public radio shows. Bridgesmade the short list in the 2018 JazzTimes Read-ers Poll for “Best New Release” and In This Lifewas in "Best CDs of 2013” lists including The Boston Globe,ITunes, andFrancis Davis' NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll. She’s been featured in a 2014 JazzTimes issue, Jazziz Summer 2018 issue and the“Woodshed” feature in DownBeat, January 2019. Ms. Baum was the featured flutist on the 2019 release of “The Essence of theBlues -- Flute: 10 Great Etudes for Playing and Improvising on the Blues, Book & CD” in the Jim Snidero “play-along” series.
Through a highly competitive auditioning process, Jamie was chosen to tour for the DOS/Kennedy Center Jazz Ambassadorprogram from ’99-’03 in South America and South Asia, for later tours sponsored by theUS State Department, and several isolat-ed US Embassy-sponsored programs while her own tours in Europe.
Aside from leading her Septet+ (since ’99) and Short Stories featuring Gregoire Maret, Gilad Hekselman and Andy Milne (since2015) and co-leadingYard Byard: The Jaki Byard Project,she is involved in several other projects either as co-leader or side-woman, including The Richie Beirach/Jamie Baum DuoandFar Cry Flutesfeaturing Robert Dick. Ms. Baum has been on thefaculty of the jazz department at Manhattan School of Music since 2007, on the adjunct faculty roster at the New School Univer-sity since 2004 and taught at Berklee College of Music (2011-2013). A clinician for Altus Flutes/KHS America since 1993, theyhave sponsored her innovative, pioneering clinic "A Fear Free Approach to Improvisation for the Classically-TrainedMusician"™ and her very popular “Flute Technique for Doublers” at colleges, conservatories, festivals, flute clubs and “musicand art” schools worldwide.