2021-2022 Season: Sept. 15, 2021 - April 13, 2022
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, Noon
Location: Wolfson Auditorium
Flutist and composer Jamie Baum has toured the U.S. and performed in more than 35 countries at major festivals, jazz venues and concert halls.
As a band leader, her six CDs have received critical praise, many of which garnered four stars from DownBeat magazine and made "Best CDs of the Year" lists. Baum has placed in DownBeat Critics Polls annually since 1998, was included in the Huffington Post's "25 Great Jazz Flute Performances," and has appeared in several other prominent polls including the JazzTimes and NPR Critics polls. She was nominated 11 times by the Jazz Journalists Association for "Flutist of the Year," and her band, The Jamie Baum Septet+, was nominated in 2014 as "Best Midsize Ensemble of the Year."
Baum has been recognized for composing by the Guggenheim Foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and the International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers.
In addition to leading the Septet+ band, Short Stories band and co-leading Yard Byard: The Jaki Byard Project, Baum is on the faculty at the Manhattan School of Music. She has also worked as a clinician for 26 years at Altus Flutes/KHS America, which sponsors her innovative workshops.