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A life-long native of South-Eastern Wisconsin, Jamie is an active trumpet player, educator, and composer. He has shared the stage with many wonderful musicians including: Arturo O’ Farrill, Dan Nimmer, Joe Sanders, Matt Ulery, Francios Moutin, Pete Zimmer, Rob Wilkerson, Rick Germanson, John Fedchock, David Hazeltine, Jon Faddis, David Bixler, and Dan Kinzelman. Jamie has performed with Grammy nominated R & B artist Eric Benet, and was featured live in his recent music videos, “The Hunger” & “You’re the Only One”. He has also performed with the Barcelona-based band Brazzaville led by David Brown (Beck), and comedian Bob Newhart. In 2005, Jamie was the featured artist on the nationally-syndicated NPR show “Says You!”. Jamie’s current projects include Dreamland (The Music of Thelonious Monk), Choir Fight, the SPIRITS Quartet (with Tony Barba, Tim Ipsen, and Andrew Green), the Breiwick/Davis Duo, and the Lesser Lakes Trio (with John Christensen and Devin Drobka).

In 2003, Jamie recorded his first album as a leader “Song to a Rose”, featuring then 19-year-old bass phenom Joe Sanders. The recording featured several original compositions, as well as Freddie Hubbard’s classic “Gittin’ Down”, Sam Rivers’ “Beatrice, and the beautiful Jule Styne ballad, “I Fall in Love Too Easily”. Finally released in 2006, the recording was chosen by jazzreview.com’s Paul J. Youngman as a top-ten release of 2007.

In late 2011, Jamie recorded and released his second studio recording, “Serenity”, a duo with the Boston-native pianist Barry Velleman. The 13-track “standards” release was recorded in one three-hour session. Serenity was released on January 1st, 2012 as a digital-download-only.

2013 found Jamie recording and releasing a new project, “Spirits” on Chicago’s Blujazz Record Label. “Spirits” features the talents of Tony Barba on tenor saxophone, Tim Ipsen on bass, and Andrew Green on drums. “Spirits” was recorded live at The Jazz Estate, Milwaukee’s epicenter of jazz and creative music. Since its release in early May of 2013, “Spirits” has been receiving air play nation-wide.

As an educator, Jamie has been the Director of Bands at Maple Dale School in Fox Point, WI since 2002. In 2013, he was nominated for the first ever Grammy Music Educator Award and was selected as one of 200 semi-finalists out of over 30,000 nominees. In addition to being a full-time band director, he has recently been added as an adjunct instructor of Jazz Trumpet at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. In 2010 he became one of the co-founders of the Milwaukee Jazz Vision, an organization guided by the purpose of advancing jazz and creative music in the greater Milwaukee area.

In 2013 Jamie became an endorsing artist for Ravel Paris Trumpets, a high quality cost-effective line of student and intermediate brass instruments.


DISCOGRAPHY (as a leader)
Spirits, Live at the Jazz Estate
BluJazz (2013)
Jamie Breiwick, (trumpet)
Tony Barba, (tenor saxophone)
Tim Ipsen, (bass)
Andrew Green, (drums)


Serenity
self-released (2011)
Jamie Breiwick, (trumpet)
Barry Velleman, (piano)


Song to a Rose
self-released (2006)
Jamie Breiwick, (trumpet)
Curt Hanrahan, (saxophones)
Steve Einerson, (piano)
Joe Sanders, (bass)
Sam Monroe, (drums)


2014
Marcus Adams – Relationship Music
Chris Crain – 2nd Quarter
Kyle Feerick – The Sky, It Moves
Ralph Williams – First Press
Steve Peplin – Green Monk

2013
Steve Peplin – In League with Witches
Steve Peplin – Witches Brew
Ethan Keller – Goin’ Down in History, Goin’ Down in Flames

2012
Kevin Hayden – The Rehearsal Files
Kyle Feerick – I Can’t Say

2011
De La Buena – La Tortuga

2010
Ethan Keller – Profit

2009
Steve Peplin – Infinite Stairways
Ryan Schiedermayer – Sentido
Kevin Hayden – Delegations and Assignments

2008
Clamnation – Cookin’ at The Fox Note

2007
Doug Ebert – Times Change
Jeanne Woodall – It’s Never Too Late

2006
Joe Jordan  – Let’s Go To That Place

2005
De La Buena – En Vivo y Directo
Jason Seed Elixir Ensemble – Delusions
Recycled Future – The Nettle
Clamnation – Vol. 3 Malacology

2004
Jeno Somlai – Let it Go

2003
Curt Hanrahan – To Be Again
Growing Nation – In Real Life

2002
Mississippi Cactus – Frank and Irene’s

2001
Clamnation – Vol. 2
Clamnation 2000
Hudson – On
Live at the Nomad Vol. 1 (Hudson)

1999
Clamnation – Vol. 1 Live at Thai Joes


PRESS
(8/20/13) JazzTimes, Scott Albin | “Spirits” Review
(6/25/13) The Jazz Word, John Barron | “Spirits” Review
(6/16/13) Midwest Record, Chris Spector | “Spirits” Review
(5/2/13) Onmilwaukee, Bobby Tanzilo | “Spirits” Review
(1/17/12) Shepherd Express, Graham Marlowe | “Serenity Review”
(1/1/12) Onmilwaukee, JC Poppe | “Serenity Review”
(6/30/07) Jazz Review, Paul J. Youngman | “Song to a Rose” Review