Declared by The Washington Post to be “one of Washington’s, best-kept secrets”, jazz vocalist Jamie Broumas is an exciting and sensitive musician who possesses a rich voice, an ease of range as well as an innovative and thoughtful sense of phrasing. Cadence Magazine has written that “Jamie always pushes the boundaries of the jazz singer label”.
Jamie has been captivating audiences throughout the United States for more than two decades. A graduate of Vassar College (A.B. Music) 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 Cyrus Chestnut, Larry Willis, Herb Ellis, Billy Hart, Steve Williams, and Charlie Young. In 1997, Jamie was a cast member and featured performer for WNET (Channel 13 New York) television’s Going Places: New Orleans, hosted by Al Roker. She has released two CDs to critical acclaim: Jamie Broumas, Blue In Green (1993); and Jamie Broumas, Wild Is Love (2007).
Jamie has recently been named Artist In Residence at the Strathmore Performing Arts Center for the 2010-2011 season