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Jeff Baumeister

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“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

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Article: Live Review

Pat Martino Trio at Bucks County Community College

Read "Pat Martino Trio at Bucks County Community College" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Pat Martino Trio Kevin and Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center Bucks County Community College Newtown, PA April 23, 2015 In the 1960s and 70s, spurred on by the support he received from the great Les Paul, a youthful guitarist Pat Martino evolved his unique style of controlled intensity, “fat" ...

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Pretty Melodies, for people who dig that sort of thing

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2014
Track listing: From Here; Residue; Blood; Folk Tune; Ok, Now What?; Everything Is Nothing; Turnaround, Half-Step, Toodle-oo; Leaving.

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Article: Album Review

Jeff Baumeister: Pretty Melodies, for people who dig that sort of thing

Read "Pretty Melodies, for people who dig that sort of thing" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Pianist Jeff Baumeister can't be accused of being enigmatic with an album title or rushing into a recording. It took him eight years to create this frankly titled follow-up to his debut--Useful Music (Wahbo Records, 2005). Baumeister's first album received some favorable reviews, but the pianist wasn't looking to tread on the same ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Uri Caine Trio at Bucks County Community College on May 5th

Uri Caine Trio at Bucks County Community College on May 5th

World-renowned, Philadelphia native Uri Caine brings his trio of bassist John Hebert and drummer Ben Perowsky to Bucks for an unforgettable night of modern jazz. The New York Times has called Uri Caine “a ferociously versatile jazz musician known for playing fluid funk, fusion and traditional jazz as a fixture in New York's downtown music scene." ...

Album

Useful Music

Label: Wahbo Records
Released: 2005
Track listing: The Realization of a Line; Quiet and Restful but Moving; Wahbo; Color and Light; Balladynia; For DB.

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Article: Album Review

Jeff Baumeister Quartet: Useful Music

Read "Useful Music" reviewed by John Kelman


With the number of jazz albums released every month, it's becoming more and more challenging to keep up. Add the proliferation of small independent and artist-run labels and the task becomes nearly insurmountable. And that's a shame, because it means that talented artists are getting lost in the sheer mass of information out there.


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