URI Jazz Festival Big Band
Friday, August 1, 2014 Fort Adams State Park
University of Rhode Island Big Band
under the direction of Jared Sims
Dr. Jared Sims is a multi-instrumentalist originally from Virginia and now based in the Northeast. He performs on all of the saxophones as well as clarinet and flute and has toured throughout the United States, South America, Europe and India.
Sims has performed at Montreal Jazz Festival, Quito International Jazz Festival, Cleveland's Tri-C Jazz Festival, Flint Jazz Festival, New Haven Jazz Festival and Northsea Jazz Festival. He has performed with a diverse array of artists that include Soulive, Cecil McBee, Stefon Harris, DJ Logic, Ran Blake, and the Artie Shaw and Jimmy Dorsey Orchestras.
His most recent recording is the jazz quartet album The New Stablemates on the Arabesque Records. Another project involving Sims, Akashic Record, has a new recording on the Ropeadope Records label. Sims has also recorded with Han Bennink, Cecil McBee, and Matt Wilson as well as countless other great artists.
Sims has been a professor at University of Rhode Island since 2005 and has more than a decade of collegiate teaching experience.