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jaZZ & beyond Improvised Music Festival 2018: Individualism

Jamie Baum Polish - American Octet

05 November 2016 time 19:00 | Filharmonia Śląska im. Henryka Mikołaja Góreckiego, ul. Sokolska 2, 40-084 Katowice

Jamie Baum Polish-American Octet

Jamie Baum - flutes and compositions;

Luis Perdomo - piano, Fender Rhodes;

Maciej Obara – alto sax;

Gabriel Niedziela – guitar;

Tomasz Dąbrowski - trumpet;

Ireneusz Wojtczak – tenor sax, clarinet;

Zachary Lober – bass;

Jeff Hirshfield – drums.

Ticket: 30 zł


NYC flutist/composer/recording artist/clinician Jamie Baum has toured the US and over 28 countries performing at major festivals and concert halls including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Sedutirol, Braga, Oeiras, Bermuda, Edinburgh, Friehoffer, Winter JazzFest and JVC Festivals. She has performed with artists as renown 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, David Binney, V.M Bhatt, Anthony Braxton and Wadada Leo Smith. Though focusing primarily on jazz, she has been involved in several projects, performances and tours performing classical, new music, Brazilian and Latin music.

Receiving critical praise for five CDs as a leader, Sight Unheard (w/Dave Douglas, Kenny Werner), Moving Forward, Standing Still (w/Ralph Alessi, George Colligan) and her recent Sunnyside Records release, In This Life (w/Amir ElSaffar, John Escreet) all received four stars from DownBeat and made several “Best CDs of the Year” lists. Inch By Inch, by the cooperative band Yard Byard: The Jaki Byard Project (w/Jerome Harris, George Schuller), out May 2014 (GM Recordings) also received four stars from DownBeat. Recordings as sidewoman include those by Dave Binney, George Colligan, Ursel Schlicht, Glenn White, Frank Carlberg, Patrizia Scascitelli, Taylor Haskins, Ken Hatfield, etc.Ms. Baum has been in the DownBeat Critics Polls annually since 1998, winning #3 in the 2014 Top Flutists category and #1 Rising Star Flutist in 2012. She was nominated by the Jazz Journalists Association for Flutist of the Year seven times including 2014, and her band The Jamie Baum Septet+ was also nominated 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!

Among the many awards for her composing, Baum recently received the 2014 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and a MacDowell residency. She has won the '99 Int’l Jazz Composers Alliance Award, 2010 CAP Award (AMC), the 2003 New Works: Creation/Presentation Award and the 2007 Encore Award, both components of the Doris Duke/Chamber Music America Jazz Ensembles Project. Media attention for In This Life brought features on WBGO’s RADAR and NPR’s All Things Considered, reviews in The New York Times, DownBeat, JazzTimes, All About Jazz, etc., making the "Best CDs of 2013" lists including The Boston Globe, ITunes,, EMusic and Francis Davis' NPR Jazz Critics Poll. Ms. Baum was also featured in the September 2014 issue of JazzTimes.Through a highly competitive auditioning process, Jamie was chosen to tour for the DOS/Kennedy Center Jazz Ambassador program from ’99 - ’03 as well as several later tours sponsored by the US State Department in South America, Europe and South Asia. Aside from her Septet+, together since ’99 - and its smaller version The Jamie Baum Quintet - she is involved in several other projects including Yard Byard: The Jaki Byard Project, The Richie Beirach - Jamie Baum Duo and Far Cry Flutes featuring Robert Dick. Ms. Baum has been on the faculty of the jazz department at Manhattan School of Music since 2007, on the adjunct faculty roster at the New School University since 2004 and taught at Berklee College of Music (2011-2013). Altus Flutes has sponsored her innovative clinic, A Fear Free Approach to Improvisation for the Classically Trained Musician™ at colleges, festivals and “music and art” schools worldwide since 1993.