The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Northampton Jazz Workshop - Jamie Baum

Northampton Jazz Workshop features guest flutist Jamie Baum Tuesday, April 7th, 7:30 to 8:30 PM followed by an open jazz jam until 10:30 PM, The Loft at the Clarion Hotel. (This is a rescheduled event which was postponed due to weather). Smithsonian Chowder House is now catering our Workshop nights with a buffet served from 6-9 for $8.95.

In 2014 she was both a McDowell Colony Fellow and a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship Award for composing. Among the many different  musical projects Jamie has going concurrently is her latest assemblage called Yard Byard: The Jacki Byard Project. She will be playing some of the music from that group off her new CD entitled Inch By Inch which received a 4-Star Downbeat review. 

Here is what one concert reviewer said of Jamie's work:

"Jamie Baum has developed a strong, personal sound with almost flawless intonation... The leader 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."
--- Jazz Journal International (U.K.)

Upcoming Guest Artists:
4/14 - John Stowell on guitar
4/21 - Grant Stewart on tenor sax
4/28 - Kris Allen on alto sax

5/5  -  Sarah Manning on alto sax
5/12 – Max Pollack on tap dancing
5/19 – Blues and Art – Fred Clayton/vocals and Greg Stone/artist showing
5/26  - Hendrik Meurkens on harmonica and vibes
The concert set starts at 7:30, followed immediately by the jam session until 10:30. No cover or minimum. The Loft at the Clarion Hotel (413) 586-1211, 1 Atwood Dr (Rt. 5 at Exit 18 off I 91), Northampton, MA.

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