“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
Best of 2005 - New Discoveries
- John Kelman, All
Top Ten Best Albums Of 2005
- Nick Lea, Jazz
Publisher's Top Picks for 2005 - Honorable Mention
- Michael Ricci,
“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!
music is world-class.
- Mark C.
Gridley (author of Jazz Styles: History And Analysis, Prentice
Baumeister is completely original, with a fresh take on
free/avant garde jazz that is
challenging yet eminently listenable
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced
Assistant Professor, Bucks County Community College
Private Piano Instruction
BM in Jazz Studies / Performance, William Paterson
MM in Jazz Studies / Performance, University of the Arts
Private lessons may be arranged through
Bucks County Community College Continuing Education.