Jamie Baum

Jamie Baum has impressed audiences, musicians and critics alike with her inventive, finely crafted compositions and commanding and atypical approach to the flute as a lead instrument. Originally from Connecticut, Baum has been living in New York for seventeen years working as a leader or sidewomen with a wide range of consummate musicians including Randy Brecker, Paul Motian, John Abercrombie, Mick Goodrick, George Russell, Donald Brown, Kenny Werner, Fred Hersch, Kenny Barron, Tom Harrell, Dave Douglas, Billy Hart, Mickey Roker, Uri Caine, Ursel Schlicht, Leni Stern, V. M. Bhatt, Karaikudi Mani, Hakim Ludin, etc.; in a wide range of styles. Though focusing primarily on jazz, she has been involved in projects performing classical and new music to Brazilian, Indian and Latin music offering her ample opportunity to develop a strong personal style.
Honors and Awards
Jamie Baum’s last CD, Moving Forward, Standing Still, is included in both the DownBeat and Jazziz Critics Pick list for ‘Best CDs of 2004’ (among others) and she was nominated as ‘Flutist of the Year’ by the Jazz Journalists Association in their 2005 and 2006 annual jazz awards. She was a winner of the prestigious 2003 New Works: Creation and Presentation Award, a component of the Doris Duke/Chamber Music America Jazz Ensembles Project and their New Works: Encore Program grant in 2007; the 2000 DownBeat Reader’s Poll for Best Flutist, the 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2002 DownBeat Critic’s Poll for Talent Deserving Wider Recognition, the 2003 through 2007 Critic’s Poll Rising Star category and their 2004 through 2007 Best Flutists category. Jamie won the ’96 JAZZIZ Woodwinds-On-Fire contest and was featured in their magazine and CD.
The recipient of the ’99 International Jazz Composers Alliance/Julius Hemphill Composition Award in the Small Group category, she has also won three National Endowment for the Arts awards, two Meet The Composer grants, an NPN grant, and was an awarded ‘Fellow’ in the Massachusetts Artists Fellowship Program in composition. Ms. Baum has had endorsement agreements with Haynes Flute Co. and Altus Flutes and continues to work with Altus as a clinician.