Born: March 14, 1963
“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...
- Pretty Melodies, for people who dig that sort of thing by Dan Bilawsky
- Useful Music by John Kelman
Useful Music Wahbo Records
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
two) - you will soon know the name of local pianist, Jeff
- 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)
Baumeister is completely original, with a fresh take on free/avant garde jazz that is challenging yet eminently listenable...
LocationHuntingdon Valley, PA
Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students
Credentials/BackgroundAssistant 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.