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Biography

  • Born

    17 June 1983 (age 37)

  • Born In

    Long Island, New York, United States

Jaimie Breezy Branch (born 17 June 1983) is an American trumpetist and electrician in Jazz and improvisational music.

Branch was raised in Red Hook, Brooklyn and nine years old she started playing the trumpet. 14 years old she moved to Wilmette, a suburb of Chicago, before attending the New England Conservatory of Music (completed in 2005). Later she moved back to Chicago, working as a musician, organizer and sound engineer in the local music environment, including Jason Ajemian (The Art of Dying, 2006), Keefe Jackson's Prosjekt Prosjekt (Just Like This, 2007), and Tim Daisy' s New Fracture Quartet (1000 Lights, 2008), Anton Hatwich and Ken Vandermark. She performed in Chicago and New York with her trio "Princess, Princess", including bassist Toby Summerfield and drummer Frank Rosaly, in addition to trios with Tim Daisy/Daniel Levin, Matt Schneider/Jason Adasiewicz, and with Chris Velkommen/Sam Weinberg. Together with Jason Stein, Jeb Bishop and Jason Roebke, she founded the band Block and Tackle. To jazz she has contributed on five albums between 2006 and 2008.

In 2012 Branch moved to Baltimore, where she earned a master's degree in Jazz performance at the Towson University. At this time, she founded the record label Pionic Records where she releases her music on Vinyl among others with the group Bomb Shelter. In New York she has worked with Brandon Lopez, Fred Lonberg-Holm og Mike Stolthet among others. In addition, she performed on albums with the independent rock groups Never Enough Hope, Local H og Atlas Math. Currently, she works in a quartet with Chad Taylor (drums), Jason Ajemian (Bass) and Tomeka Reid (Cello), as well as with Brandon Lopez, Mike Pride, Shayna Dulberger and Weasel Walter, and with Yoni Kretzmer and Tobey Cederberg. She names Don Cherry, Axel Dörner, Booker Lite and Miles Davis among her musical ideals. In 2017 she released her debut solo album, Fly or Die, with Tomeka Reid, Jason Ajemian, Chad Taylor, Matt Schneider (guitar), Ben Lamar Homofile, and Josh Berman (cornet) contributed as guest artists.

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