Coming soon

New Jamie Baum Septet+ Album

What Times Are These

Sunnyside Records

Release Date: April 5, 2024

Featuring The Jamie Baum Septet+
Jamie Baum – flutes, spoken word, compositions
Jonathan Finlayson – trumpet, spoken word
Sam Sadigursky – alto sax/clarinets
Chris Komer – F. horn
Brad Shepik – guitar, singing bowls
Luis Perdomo – piano, F. Rhodes
Ricky Rodriguez – bass/e. bass guitar
Jeff Hirshfield – drums
Guest Vocalists:
Theo Bleckmann, KOKAYI, Sara Serpa, Aubrey Johnson
Guest Percussionist: Keita Ogawa
Producers: Jamie Baum, Richie Beirach, Michael Holober


“Baum premiered new music replete with crisscrossing odd meters, unusual ensemble phrases, challenging structures…that produced wonderful solos…exhilarating…fresh music that opened new paths of improvisation and soloing possibilities for her tightly knit, extremely well-tuned Septet+…Baum writes for musicians and music lovers, compositions based in the past but not beholden to it, performed by musicians girded for exploration and challenge.”
– Ken Micallef, Downbeat, March 2022

“Jamie Baum… is really rather unique; she is a fine composer, a technically accomplished flautist and she has ideas and imagination in abundance. Many players have some of these qualities but few possess them all.”
– Derek Ansell, Jazz Journal International (U.K.)

“A gifted flutist in any context, Jamie has constantly shifted direction as a composer and bandleader, recruiting versatile instrumentalists to interpret her demanding music. A master at blending multiple influences into her works…”
– Ken Dryden, Hot House Jazz Magazine

“Offering touches of modernization while remaining steadfast in honoring core values, Baum creates a world where sonic and spiritual resonance rest on an even plane. Even in its most unsettled state, there’s a pronounced sense of purpose lighting the way. There’s clearly no chasm too wide for Baum to cross.”
– Dan Bilawsky, JazzTimes

Jazz Journalists Association

Readers Poll 2018
Bridges wins 4th place for “Best New Release”

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

2023 Nominee

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

2014 Fellow – Music Composition