Jamie Baum Septet at library
Wilton Library’s Brubeck Room will heat up with the cool sounds of the Jamie Baum Septet + when the group performs in a Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room concert on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The Wilton audience will have a real treat in that the band will be preparing to go into the studio to cut its next CD just two days later. The group, performing together since 1999, has garnered three award-winning CDs and been on several tours in the U.S. and abroad. It’s style is an eclectic mix of “influences from the rhythms of Stravinsky, harmonies of Ives, and melodies of Qawwali vocalist Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn.” The group’s performance will include “A Suite for Nepal,” commissioned by The Rubin Museum of Himalayan Art in 2015.
Bandleader Jamie Baum is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship Award recipient and a fixture of New York City jazz as a flutist and composer. 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.
The members of the Septet each contribute their own unique voices to Jamie’s compositions and arrangements. The group members are Jamie Baum — flutes; Amir Elsaffar — trumpet; Sam Sadigursky — alto sax/bass clarinet; Chris Komer — French horn; Brad Shepik — guitar; John Escreet — piano; Zack Lober — bass; and Jeff Hirshfield — drums.
Suggested donation for the evening is $10 per person. An informal reception follows the concert and CDs will be available for purchasing and signing. Advance registration is strongly suggested at wiltonlibrary.org or 203-762-6334.