Jazz & Swing Violinist
Jaimy has been a dedicated and accomplished musician for over 30 years.
At the age of 10, Jaimy Cohen began playing in The Youngstown Philharmonic Jr. Orchestra; their youngest member. Motivated to be a musician at this young age, Jaimy bartered with her violin instructor and provided babysitting services in return for receiving private violin lessons . . .
and so began her musical journey.
After graduating from high school, Jaimy auditioned for the U.S. Air Force Band and was accepted at Wright Patt Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. She later auditioned and was accepted for the Strolling Strings, the president's string ensemble - only to decline the appointment when an assignment in West Germany arose. In Europe, Jaimy toured with the Glenn Miller Band and she performed as the feature violinist and chimed in with her vocal talents as well with five part swinging harmonies, and her bassoon. She also studied privately with Michael Schwalbe’, concertmaster of The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
Some of her prominent accomplishments include playing for Presidents Ford and Carter, the London taping of Norman Lear's, "I Love America" accompanying Barbara Streisand, recording with Sud West Funk Orchestras, W. Germany, performing for the Queen of England and the Duke of Earl. These experiences incorporated classical to jazz, swing, funk and R&B into her eclectic range of expertise.
After returning to the United States, Jaimy accompanied the Jive Five, Soupie Sales, Bob Barker, Lenny CoCo and the Chimes, and countless other "50's" artists. She has performed at The Apollo, Radio City Music Hall, Indianapolis 500 Annual Queen's Ball, Westbury Music Hall, Buckingham Palace, country clubs, major hotels and nearly all of the prominent concert halls and cathedrals throughout Europe and the United States.
A graduate of Empire College, Jaimy holds a bachelor's degree in International Marketing and Creative Communications. She completed her executive studies in Leadership and Management with Colombia Business School in June of 2000.
Music is the passion of her life and it certainly is portrayed in her eclectic style of playing. Jaimy and MusikMe2, perform regularly as freelance artists throughout the New York Metropolitan Area. Performed Dec 2009 at the JONAS BROTHER’S Wedding at Oheka Castle.