Jamie Broumas

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Jamie Broumas is an American jazz singer, vocal instructor and arts administrator. She lives outside of Washington DC and is the Director of The Fortas Chamber Music Concerts at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.[1]

Biography[edit]

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Broumas has appeared with many notable jazz musicians, including Cyrus Chestnut, Herb Ellis, Steve Williams and Charlie Young.[2][3] In addition to her solo career, she was a member of Mad Romance vocal quartet from 1983-1985[4] and of the Grammy-nominated jazz vocal group, Rare Silk from 1985-1986.[5] In the fall of 1986, she became an Orchestra Management Fellow at the American Symphony Orchestra League, where she worked with various orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, The Houston Symphony and the New Haven Symphony. She maintained a parallel career in arts management along with her singing and has worked at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts since 1997, where she is currently the Director of the Fortas Chamber Music Concerts.[1] Broumas was nominated for a Washington Area Music Association WAMA Award in 2010 for Best Jazz Vocalist.[6] She was also named Artist-in-Residence Mentor at the Strathmore Performing Arts Center for the 2010-2011 season.[1]

Education[edit]

Broumas received an A.B in Music from Vassar College in 1981. She also attended The Berklee College of Music in 1978.[7][2]

Discography[edit]

  • Jamie Broumas – Blue in Green (featuring Cyrus Chestnut), 1993
  • Jamie Broumas – Wild is Love, 2007

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Edwards, Jordan; "The Tuesday Conversation: Jamie Broumas", Gazette.Net, November 23, 2010. Retrieved August 1, 2011
  2. ^ a b "Artist Bio Jamie Broumas", jazzknights.com. Retrieved August 1, 2011
  3. ^ "Jazz vocalist brings smooth sounds to Olney Theater", highbeam.com. Retrieved August 1, 2011
  4. ^ Stokes, W. Royal; Growing up with jazz ; OUP USA (27 May 2010); page 172
  5. ^ Boulder Daily Camera, January 31, 1986
  6. ^ 25th Annual WammiesTM Winners and Nominees - Jazz Vocalist, The Washington Area Music Awards. Retrieved August 1, 2011
  7. ^ Washington Post, December 7, 1984
  8. ^ Wild is Love, allmusic.com. Retrieved August 1, 2011

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