Jaimeo Brown (pronounced jah-mayo) has established himself as one of the preeminent conceptualists, composers and drummers on the NY music scene and has worked with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, Q-Tip, Bobby Hutcherson, Wynton Marsalis, The Mingus Big Band, Greg Tardy and Carl Craig.
His work as a bandleader has been featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Billboard, Downbeat magazine, The New York Times, Fox News, The Guardian (UK), and Modern Drummer magazine.
As a Jazz Ambassador for the U.S. State Department, Jaimeo shared his extensive experience as a performer and educator, with students across Europe, Eastern Asia and Africa. In San Francisco, Jaimeo contributed soundtrack elements to author Ralph Ellison’s classic story “King of The Bingo Game,” a PBS’s original film production. Jaimeo was also a cast member/performer in the Grammy award-winning documentary “Twenty Feet From Stardom.”
A 2001 Cum Laude graduate of the vaunted Jazz education program at William Paterson University, Jaimeo was awarded the prestigious Ralph Bunche Fellowship allowing him to attain his Master’s degree at Rutgers University.
He has given countless hours in community service in urban New Jersey giving lessons to kids through his company Transcending Arts.
Jaimeo’s performance ensemble Transcendence combines some of the earliest forms of African American music with his own contemporary work combining cutting edge technology with time-honored cultural and musical materials to produce a revolutionary, unique live music and recorded experience. Jaimeo’s work was featured in 2019 at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. and he was honored to receive recognition as “Jazz Innovation of the Year” at the Jazzfm awards in London England. This year Jaimeo was awarded 2023 Creative Capital, Wild Futures Art, Culture, and Impact Award.