Born near Woodstock, New York, in 1971, Jeremy Baum began playing the piano at age five, and was playing classical piano recitals by his teens. He grew up listening to his parents record collection, enjoying the music of the Beatles and Sly and the Family Stone, as well as the various Jazz Organ and RandB sounds of Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff and Ray Charles! Jeremy studied Jazz at the State University of New York in New Paltz, and while there joined Murali Coryells band (son of jazz-guitarist Larry Coryell.) In 1998 after playing professionally at clubs and opening for many big-name artists, Jeremy earned his Master’s degree in fine arts, and in that period studied with organist Larry Goldings. Jeremy was soon leading his own organ trio and in 2002 released his first self produced album Lost River Jams on Flying Yak Records.
Jeremys trio is rooted in the blues and funky soul-jazz sounds of the late 1960s (think Booker T. and the MG’s, The Meters, Jimmy Smith!) His style is also informed by the current masters of the groove from the jam-band scene (Medeski, Martin, and Wood, Soul-Live, Derek Trucks Band.) Jeremy has been playing festivals and jazz clubs in the New England region since the release of his first album. JB’s Band was also featured on Boogaloo to McDuff, a tribute to Jack McDuff, available on Scufflin’ Records.