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Jeff Baumeister

“Jeff Baumeister is an artist deserving wider recognition, he is the newcomer alongside more established forward-thinking folks like Dave Douglas, Kenny Wheeler, Dave Holland, Bill Frisell, Tomasz Stanko and others - he's got his own thing happening that bodes well for the future.”- John Kelman, All About Jazz.com

Jeff earned degrees in Jazz Performance from William Paterson University (B.M.) and the University of the Arts (M.M.). Aside from college he studied privately with Sam Bellardo, Uri Caine, Tom Lawton, Al Stauffer and Jim McNeely. He also studied composing and arranging with McNeely and Manny Albam at the BMI Jazz Composer’s Workshop in NYC.

Jeff has been actively involved on the Philadelphia jazz scene since the early 1980s. As a regular contributor to DownBeat magazine many of his transcription and analysis essays are frequently published. Among these included analysis of solos by Dave Douglas, Uri Caine, Tomasz Stanko with Dave Holland, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, and John Zorn. Jeff teaches Jazz Studies at Bucks County Community College in Newtown, Pa.


Eubie Blake Scholarship - William Paterson University, 1992 - 1995
Bernard Peiffer Jazz Piano Award for Excellence, Creativity, and Dedication to Jazz Piano - University of the Arts, 2003


Useful Music Wahbo Records

Editor’s Choice, Best of 2005 - New Discoveries
- John Kelman, All About Jazz.com

Top Ten Best Albums Of 2005
- Nick Lea, Jazz Views.uk

Publisher's Top Picks for 2005 - Honorable Mention
- Michael Ricci, publisher, All About Jazz.com

“A prediction for the coming year (or two) - you will soon know the name of local pianist, Jeff Baumeister”
- Ken Weiss, Philadelphia Correspondent, Cadence Magazine

Congratulations to you and your saxophonist!
Your music is world-class.
- Mark C. Gridley (author of Jazz Styles: History And Analysis, Prentice Hall)

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Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced


Assistant Professor, Bucks County Community College
Private Piano Instruction
BM in Jazz Studies / Performance, William Paterson University
MM in Jazz Studies / Performance, University of the Arts
Contact 215.968.8135. Private lessons may be arranged through Bucks County Community College Continuing Education.


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