Jamie Baum Septet + Bridges CD Release Party

Fairfield Theatre Company

Jamie Baum Septet + Bridges CD Release Party

Sun · May 27, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:45 pm


Jamie Baum Septet
Since 1999 the Jamie Baum Septet+ has blazed a trail with their uniquely nuanced blend of cross-cultural modern jazz. They’re known for incorporating a variety of global influences and using unconventional instruments like French horn, bass clarinet and alto flute in addition to the more traditional jazz instrumentation of trumpet, sax, piano, guitars, etc. At the helm of the Septet+ is flutist, composer, recording and touring artist and Guggenheim Fellow, Jamie Baum. Baum has toured over thirty countries and performed at major festivals including North Sea Jazz, Guimaraes Jazz Festival, and Madrid Jazz Festival.

A NYC resident in Hell’s Kitchen, Baum grew up in Fairfield, started her jazz initiation as a pre-teen with the famed Westport pianist, John Mohegan, and went on to tour in over 30 countries and receive a multitude of awards for both her playing and composing. The Jamie Baum Septet make their first FTC appearance this spring to celebrate her 6th CD release “Bridge” on the acclaimed jazz label Sunnyside Records. Her all-star line up includes:

The JAMIE BAUM Septet +
Jamie Baum- flutes, singing bowl
Amir ElSaffar – trumpet, vocals
Sam Sadigursky – alto sax/bass clarinet
Chris Komer - French horn
Brad Shepik - guitar
John Escreet – piano
Zack Lober – bass, singing bowl
Jeff Hirshfield – drums

Fore more info visit: http://jamiebaum.com, https://youtu.be/shM1t7DAmbE

- Best Flutist list - 2017 Downbeat Critics' Poll and 2017 JazzTimes Critics’ Poll
"Jamie Baum exhibits remarkable artistic facility as composer/arranger/bandleader/flutist. .” - Dan Ouellette, DownBeat
"Ms. Baum brings a remarkable balance of fluidity and restless creativity to her work as a post-bop flutist and composer.” - Giovanni Russonello, The New York Times
Venue Information:
The Warehouse at FTC
70 Sanford Street
Fairfield, CT, 06824