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About
"Jeremy Powell's saxophone playing is compelling..." - Gramophone
"... saxophonist Jeremy Powell spreads a healing balm over the whole piece..." - The Guardian


Hi, my name is Jeremy Powell and I am a Brooklyn based musician and occasional amateur photographer. I'd like to thank you for visiting my website with some of my music and photos/artwork.

I consider myself very fortunate to have been born into a musically and artistically gifted family. My Mother played violin and cello, my Father plays electric bass, both of my grandmothers played piano (one was also a very accomplished painter), and my brother Jonathan Powell is an incredibly gifted trumpet player based out of NYC who travels the world playing with various bands on a regular basis.
I don't consider it a mere coincidence that I've become so involved and passionate about music.

Before I finished high school I was awarded both the Louis Armstrong and Woody Herman excellence in jazz awards as well as numerous musical scholarships that helped me further my studies at the New School University in Manhattan from 2000-2004. While I was at New School University I had the great pleasure of studying with such world renowned musicians as Seamus Blake, Chris Cheek, Miguel Zenon, George Garzone, Reggie Workman, Jaime Haadad, and Armen Donelean just to name a few. In 2003 I was awarded the John Coltrane scholarship and was a featured performer in the John Coltrane Jazz Festival.

After graduating with honors from the New School in 2004 I started my own music production company, Mayhem Productions, which was dedicated to giving deserving artists and musicians more exposure in today's world. With Mayhem Productions I produced and released three albums for two of my groups (THE 5et and Mayhem 7) and one that I co-managed (Doctor Oscillator).
After several years in NYC I relocated to Florida and in 2010 I was honored with being named "Best Saxophonist" by Creative Loafing's 2010 Best of the Bay awards. I was later awarded the Y2K fellowship which enabled me to complete a Master's Degree in Jazz Composition from the University of South Florida while studying with Guggenheim Fellowship recipient Chuck Owen.

Since I started playing music professionally a little over a decade ago I've had the pleasure of playing, recording, and teaching in Japan, South America, and Europe along side such varied artists as Jeff Berlin, Larry Coryell, Kenny Drew Jr., Bill Carrothers, Miguel Zenon, Gabriel Grossi, choral conductor James Jordan, the Westminster Choir, and grammy award winning santur player Nandkishur Muley to name a few.

Thanks again for your interest in what I do. I hope you enjoy what you see and hear. All my best.
- Jeremy Powell -