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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. Here's a little about me and what I do:

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

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 enabled me to further my musical studies at the New School University in Manhattan from 2000-2004. During my time at the New School 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 Jazz & Contemporary Music Program at New School in 2004, I stayed in New York to produce and release three albums for two of my own bands (THE 5et and Mayhem 7) and one that I co-managed named (Doctor Oscillator) (you can listen to those albums and more in the "Music" section).

A few years later I relocated to my home state of Florida and in 2010 was named "Best Saxophonist" by Tampa Bay's Creative Loafing. In 2011 I was 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.

I am presently based out of good ol' Brooklyn, NYC where I have been playing and recording with various artists such as Eddie Palmieri, Juan Garcia Herreros (the Snow Owl), Cecilia Coleman, Grupo Chonta, Gregorio Uribe, and Pedro Giraudo just to name a few.

Thanks again for your interest in what I do. I hope you enjoy what you see and hear and please feel free to send me a message with any questions you might have, or even just to say hello :-)
- Jeremy Powell -