Jamie Baum with Gregoire Maret & Gilad Hekselman at the Jazz Gallery 6/4
NYC based composer/flutist and 2014 Guggenheim Award Fellow, Jamie Baum, known for her award-winning Septet+ (of sixteen years and counting) and long-form compositions, returns to NYC's Jazz Gallery this time presenting her newish group, Short Stories. Inspired by the short but eloquent, harmonically and motivically-packed compositions by such jazz icons as Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk, Baum strives in this setting to create short compositions that explore a specific vibe or concept setting a pallet for this unique instrumentation and creative top-flight band. Featuring a core quartet with guests that "throw a wrench" in the mix, Baum finds her expression through a modular group and concept. Short Stories made its debut performance on January 8th, 2015 at The Greenwich House, NYC, as part of Jazz Resolutions 2015 during the APAP/Winter JazzFest/JazzConnect weekend and was filmed by Mezzo/Kidem, a French TV film crew that was broadcast in September 2015. Special guests have included Ben Wendell, Gregoire Maret and Fabian Almazan.
Short Stories is:
Flutist/composer JAMIE BAUM has toured 28 countries and worked with artists as diverse as George Russell, Mick Goodrick, Paul Motion and Randy Brecker to Dave Douglas, Anthony Braxton and Wadada Leo Smith. Her recent fifth CD as leader, In This Life (Sunnyside) featuring her Septet+, was featured by WBGO's RADAR, NPR's All Things Considered and the NY Times. She's been nominated by the Jazz Journalists Association for "Flutist of the Year" several times including 2015, and in DownBeat Critics Polls every year since 1998.
Grégoire Maret is one of the most sought after harmonica players in the world: often compared to legends Toots Thielemans and Stevie Wonder, he has played with an incredible number of top musicians including Youssn'Dour, Me' Shell Ndegeocello, Pete Seeger, David Sanborn, George Benson, Cassandra Wilson, Herbie Hancock, Steve Coleman, to name a few. In 2003 he was the subject of Swiss filmmaker Frédéric Baillif's documentary Sideman, which won several awards. In 2005, Grégoire toured with the Pat Metheny Group, receiving a Grammy for Best Contemporary Jazz Album for their album The Way Up. His recently released CD Wanted, just came out to stellar reviews.
Israeli-born guitarist Gilad Hekselman, moved to New York City in 2004 to attend the The New School for Jazz on full scholarship. He has performed with many renowned artists including Mark Turner, Dayna Stephens, John Scofield, Ari Hoenig, and Chris Potter. Featured on Esperanza Spalding's Radio Music Society, he's released four albums of his own as leader and has been on a meteoric rise since his arrival.
Pianist Andy Milne has toured and recorded with Ravi Coltrane, Ralph Alessi, Carlos Ward and Carla Cook and has collaborated with a range of artists including Sekou Sundiata, Avery Brooks, Bruce Cockburn, Fred Hersch, and Dianne Reeves. During the 1990s, Milne was at the center of the M-BASE collective, collaborating extensively with saxophonist Steve Coleman, as well as with Cassandra Wilson and Greg Osby. His quintet Dapp Theory occupies the cross roads between lyrical jazz piano, funkified polyrhythmic exploration, and spoken word poeticism.
Renowned bassist Joe Martin performs regularly with Mark Turner, Gilad Hekselman, Edward Simon, and Anat Cohen. Performing credits include Andy Bey, Donald Fagen, Art Farmer, Larry Goldings, Billy Hart, Fred Hersch, Brad Mehldau, Mingus Band, Ben Monder, Chris Potter, Kurt Rosenwinkel; numerous sideman recordings and two acclaimed leader recordings, "Not By Chance" (Anzic), and "Passage" (FSNT).
Drummer Jeff Hirshfield has performed and recorded on over 280 recordings with many top musicians including Jim Hall, Toots Thielemans, Charlie Mariano, Joe Lovano, Red Rodney-Ira Sullivan, Kenny Wheeler, John Abercrombie, Dr. John, John Taylor, John Zorn, Mose Allison with extensive touring in the U.S., Europe, Japan, South America, South Asia, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean performing in many of the major jazz and music festivals around the world.
" The virtuoso flutist confirmed her status as a masterful composer."
- Jon Garelick, Boston Globe
"A New York flutist, Ms. Baum (is) into tone color and timbre...she's got an elegantly persuasive composing hand... "
- Ben Ratliff, New York TImes
"Baum is that rare double-threat: a musician who can play and write equally well. Her gift for combining complexity with viscerally appealing rhythms and attractive melodies is certainly uncommon." - Jazziz
Jamie Baum and Short Stories
Jamie Baum - flutes
Gregoire Maret - Harmonica
Gilad Hekselman - guitar
Andy Milne - piano
Joe Martin - bass
Jeff Hirshfield - drums
Saturday, June 4, 2016
sets at 7:30pm & 9:30pm
The Jazz Gallery
5th Floor, 1160 Broadway (between 27th St. & 28th St.), New York, NY 10001
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