Discipline: Music Composition

Jamie Baum

Discipline: Music Composition
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2014, 2021

Jamie Baum is a New York-based jazz flutist/composer and 2014 Guggenheim Fellow. She has toured 28 countries and worked with artists as diverse as George Russell, Mick Goodrick, Paul Motion, and Randy Brecker to Dave Douglas, Ralph Alessi, Uri Caine, and Wadada Leo Smith. Her fifth CD as leader, In This Life (Sunnyside), out on 10/8/13, has been highlighted and reviewed by press and radio including WBGO’s RADAR, The New York Times, and NPR’s All Things Considered. She’s been nominated by the Jazz Journalists Association for “Flutist of the Year“ seven times and in DownBeat Critics Polls annually since 1998. Awards for composing include the International Jazz Composers Alliance and the Doris Duke/CMA New Works: Creation and Presentation, CAP, and Meet The Composer. She toured as a DOS/Kennedy Center Jazz Ambassador from 1999 to 2002. Aside from her septet, together since 1999, she’s involved in several cooperative projects including Yard Byard: The Jaki Byard Project and the Richie Beirach Duo. Baum is on the faculty at Manhattan School of Music.



Jamie Baum worked in the Watson studio.

Built in 1916 in memory of Regina Watson of Chicago, a musician and teacher, this studio was donated by a group of her friends, along with funds for its maintenance. Originally designed to serve as a composers’ studio with room for performance, Watson was used as a recital hall for chamber music for a…

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