August 24, 2022
“She touched countless numbers of people with her music and spirit, both of which are fearless, truthful and beautiful.”
Composer and trumpeter jaimie branch has died, aged 39.
Born in Huntington, New York, branch was playing trumpet by the time she was nine. After graduating from the New England Conservatory of Music, she began working as a musician and sound engineer in Chicago.
Following a move to Brooklyn in 2015, she formed her band Fly or Die with Tomeka Reid, Jason Ajemian, and Chad Taylor in 2016. The next year, she teamed up with Jason Nazary to form Anteloper.
A prolific talent, branch had released seven albums and appeared on over 50.
branch died on Monday 22nd August, her label, International Anthem, confirmed via social media.
“jaimie was a daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, friend and teacher; she touched countless numbers of people with her music and spirit, both of which are fearless, truthful and beautiful, and will live on in hearts and ears forever,” a statement said.
“jaimie’s family asks not just for your thoughts and prayers but also for your action. Show your love and support for your family and friends and anyone who may be in need — just like jaimie did for all of us.”
A cause of death has not yet been shared.