Jaimeo Brown is emerging as one of the preeminent drummers on the new creative music scene. Jaimeo began his drum career at age 16 with his father bassist Dartanyan Brown and mother pianist and woodwind specialist, Marcia Miget, and drum teacher, Sly Randolph, himself a Bernard Purdie protégé from Harlem. A 2001 cum laude graduate of the vaunted jazz program at William Paterson University, Jaimeo’s first offer after graduation was to take the drum chair for the Charles Mingus Big Band.
In only 15 years, he has performed with a wide range of musicians including Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, Joe Locke, Q-Tip, Carl Craig, Kenny Garrett, Geri Allen, Steve Turre, Pharoah Sanders and Bobby Hutcherson, with whom he established his national reputation at 19 years of age. According to Hutcherson “Jaimeo is the kind of player, who allows me to play what I hear with no compromises,” continuing he said, “His value as an artist lies as much in his personality and respectful nature as it does in his considerable talent as a percussionist.”
In addition to his own considerable talents as a drummer, clinician and composer, Jaimeo is also the leader of the a new circle of young NYC musicians grounded in the African-American roots of their music and committed to maintaining the community of like-minded musicians dedicated to extending the music well into the new century