Jamie Broumas

Director, Classical and New Music Programs

The John F. Kennedy Center

A native of Washington, D.C., Jamie Broumas has been captivating audiences throughout the United States for more than 20 years. A graduate of Vassar College and an alumna of the Berklee College of Music, she has received recognition from musicians and critics alike. A former member of the Grammy nominated jazz vocal group, Rare Silk, she was also a founding member of the Washington, D.C.-based group, Mad Romance. As a soloist, she has worked with many noted jazz musicians, including Cyprus Chestnut, Larry Willis, Herb Ellis, Steve Rudolph, Reuben Brown, Winard Harper, Paul Bollenbach, Paul Longosch, Billy Hart, Tom Williams, and Charlie Young. In 1997, Ms. Broumas was a cast member and featured performer for WNET television’s Going Places: New Orleans, hosted by Al Roker. She has also appeared at numerous festivals, including The East Coast Jazz Festival, and the Central Pennsylvania Jazz Winter Fest.

This evening Jamie will be joined by jazz greats Steve Rudoph on piano, Dwayne Dolphin on bass, Clyde Lucas on drums and Charlier Young on alto saxaphone. Steve Rudolph has done five European tours, three appearances as soloist with the Harrisburg Symphony, soloist with Miami’s New World Symphony and received a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Jazz Fellowship in 1995 and a Jazz Composers Fellowship 2001. Dwayne Dolphin began his career at age 10 and shortly after finishing high school was put to use by trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. He has toured with the Hank Crawford Group, Bobby Watson, ex-James Brown Band members and Maceo Parker. Clyde Lucas lived and breathed the jazz scene of New York for many years, performing with Count Basie, Buddy Tate and Monty Alexander, and is presently the drummer for the Illinoi Jaquet Big Band. Charlie Young, who has performed with Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney and Tony Bennet, is presently the lead alto saxaphonist for the Duke Ellington band.

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