Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians
Pelt, Jeremy (Russell)
While in elementary school, he started playing the trumpet. His primary interest was strictly classical music until he started high school when he began playing in the jazz band. Upon completion of high school, he headed back east to Berklee College of Music. While at Berklee, Jeremy worked diligently on film scoring during the day and cut his teeth playing at night.
After graduating from Berklee in 1998 with a B.A. in Professional Music, he moved to New York. Since his arrival, Jeremy has played with many distinguished artists such as Jimmy Heath, Ravi Coltrane, Roy Hargrove Big Band, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Bobby Short, Keter Betts, Vincent Herring, The Skatalites, The Village Vanguard Orchestra, David O'Rourke, Benny Russell/Jorge Sylvester Next Legacy Orchestra, Cliff Barbaro, Winard Harper, Duke Ellington Big Band, Dion Parson, Ron Blake, Charli Persip, Mickey Roker, Cassandra Wilson, Gary Bartz, Harold Ousley, Greg Osby, Frank Lacy, and many more.
Jeremy is currently a featured performer in the Mingus Big Band, Ralph Peterson Quintet, Lewis Nash Ensemble, Cannonball Adderley Legacy Quintet feat. Louis Hayes and Vincent Herring, Frank Foster Loud Minority Big Band, and the Lonnie Plaxico Sextet. Jeremy has toured the U.S., France, Spain, Amsterdam, Switzerland, Japan, Virgin Islands, Brazil, and Great Britain.
Profile (2001); Insight (2002)
Soullive: Doin' Somethin' (2000); Class of 2001: On the Loose (2000); Lonnie Plaxico: Melange (2000); Mingus Big Band: Tonight at Noon (2001); Wayne Shorter: Algeria (2001); Louis Hayes: Dreamin' of Cannonball (2001); Ralph Peterson: Art of War (2001), Subliminal Seduction (2002); Rene Marie: Vertigo (2002); Frank Foster: We do things Diff'rent (2002); JD Allen: Pharaoah's Children (2002); Vincent Herring: All too Real (2002)
Soulive- Doin' Somethin'- 2000