EDUCATING

 

Beginning with his grandparents, Jaimeo brown comes from a family with a rich heritage of music education. His parents worked with the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Artist in Schools Program of the 80′s have been teaching and performing throughout the country ever since his birth. Jaimeo earned his bachelor’s degree in Jazz studies from William Paterson University in 2001. A recipient of a respected Ralphe Bunche Fellowship, Jaimeo earned his MA from Rutgers University in 2008 with a 4.0 G.P.A. He was one of a very few graduate students trusted to take over classes for his mentor, the composer and drummer Victor Lewis.

 

Currently a NJPAC and Arts For Kids teaching artist Jaimeo has been using music as a way to inspire leadership in youth all over the world and especially in the urban NYC and New Jersey areas. He has given clinics, residencies, and lectures in over 100 east coast schools.

Working as an ambassador for the US State Department through Jazz At Lincoln Center, Jaimeo has been honored to travel to Africa, Asia bringing music education to a new generation of young artists. Jaimeo has become adept at creating effective workshops for students from primary grades through university. His organization “Rhythm Reach” has provided affordable music lesson to low income families throughout the east coast.

 

List of Achievements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music from William Paterson University (cum laude)

  • Master’s Degree in Music from Rutgers University (4.0 gpa)

  • 2009 Ralphe Bunche Fellowship recipient

  • Elementary, High School and Collegiate teaching experience

  • Director of Rhythm Reach program

  • 14 year NJPAC teaching artist

  • TEDx Talk lecturer

  • 6 year New Jersey after 3 experience

  • Arts for Kids teaching Artist

  • Jazz Ambassador of USA state Department through Jazz and Lincoln Center

  • 2009 Teaching Artist throughout Turkey, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan

  • 2006 Teaching Artist in Tel Aviv Israel

  • Extensive international performance and teaching experience

  • Chosen composer for Rutgers Big Band performance at Blue Note in NYC

 

I strongly believe in being an active part in the continuing process of passing information to the next generation. “Share with others what God has shared with you.” Jaimeo Brown