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Jamie Baum Septet at Mary Lou Williams Women In Jazz Festival May 19

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The Jamie Baum Septet will perform May 19, 2011 as part of the 16th annual Mary Lou Williams Women In Jazz Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The concert, which begins at 7:00 PM, will be at the Terrace Theater in the Kennedy Center complex, and will also feature the Tia Fuller Quartet and JaLaLa. Tickets may be purchased on the festival's website or by phone (800-444-1324 or 202-467-4600.) Orchestra seats are still available at $38.00.

Jamie Baum, a brilliant flutist and composer, will lead her septet in the performance of her original compositions, including selections from her recent CD, Solace (Sunnyside Records.) Joining Jamie Baum (flute and alto flute) in the septet will be Taylor Haskins (trumpet), Sam Sadigursky (alto saxophone and bass clarinet), Brad Shepik (electric guitar), John Escreet (piano), Linda May Han Oh (bass) and Jeff Hirshfield (drums.)

The festival continues on May 20 and 21 with concerts featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Cassandra Wilson, Terri Lyne Carrington, Five Play, and many other outstanding musicians. The Kennedy Center is located at 2700 F Street NW in Washington, D.C.

The Jamie Baum Septet will follow its Mary Lou Williams festival concert with an appearance in Baltimore on May 20 at the An Die Muzik jazz club. In June, Jamie Baum will bring her ensemble to Europe, with performances at the Südtirol Jazz Festival Alto Adige in Bolzano, Italy (June 25) and Jazzlent, a jazz festival within the multi-faceted Festival Lent, in Maribor, Slovenia (June 27.)

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