Photo by Elizabeth West

Photo by Elizabeth West

Jamie Reynolds is a Canadian pianist, keyboardist and composer who has lived in New York City since 2005. He graduated with honors from the University of Toronto in 2004, where he studied with David Braid, Mike Murley, Phil Nimmons, and many others. Jamie moved to New York in 2005 when he was awarded multiple Canada Council grants to study privately with Fred Hersch and Craig Taborn. He has also received professional development grants for touring in 2012 and for recording his album Counterpart in 2013. Jamie has performed at New York's top jazz clubs and has toured extensively in Canada, the U.S., and Europe, including a performance at the Newport Jazz Festival. 

Since moving to New York, Jamie has collaborated with many wonderful musicians, including the jazz saxophonist Rob Scheps, of whose Core-tet Jamie is a longstanding member; the singer/performer Laila Salins, whose album “Elevator Into the Sky” set the poetry of Anne Sexton to music; the bassist and composer Michael Oien; the Emmy-winning Irish tenor Michael Londra; and many others. 

Jamie is also a longtime faculty member at the 92nd St. Y School of Music, where he teaches jazz piano, theory, and composition. He is also a staff accompanist at the Diller-Quaile School of Music and a former faculty member of the preparatory program at Queens College. 

Jamie released his debut album, “Time with People”, an acoustic piano trio recording of original music, in 2012. His second,“Counterpart”, features electric instruments and effects and was self-released in 2013. Jamie’s latest project, “Grey Mirror”, featured the guitarist Matthew Stevens and the improvising brass quartet the Westerlies. “Grey Mirror” was released in 2017 on the Fresh Sound label and received a 4.5 star review in Downbeat Magazine.

Jamie lives in the Bronx with his wife, the singer Melissa Stylianou, and their young son.