Jaimeo Brown (pronounced jah-mayo) is emerging as one of the pre-eminent new drummers on the World jazz and creative music scene. Comfortable in any setting from jazz club to arena concert, 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. In only 10 years, he has performed with a wide range of musicians including Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, Wynton Marsalis, Kaamal (aka Q-Tip), Carl Craig, Kenny Garrett, Steve Turre, Pharoah Sanders and Bobby Hutcherson, with whom he established his national reputation at 19 years of age.
According to Bobby 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.” Jaimeo’s strong commitment to Jesus Christ fuels his continual pursuit of artistic and moral excellence in his life. Jaimeo’s second album with Steeplechase recording artist and tenor saxophonist, Greg Tardy will soon be released to what we expect will be reviews that extend his reputation for percussion that exudes taste and power. Also watch for his playing on Sam Barsh’s new album to be released on Raz Daz records.