Originally from Manchester, Jamie has been based in London since 2010 when he embarked on a  Bachelors Degree in Jazz Music at The Guildhall School of Music & Drama where he is a now a member of the faculty. Since graduating in 2014 he has performed in some of the worlds finest venues, concert halls and jazz clubs including The Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Barbican Hyde Park Radio 2 Festival, Ronnie Scotts with the RS All Stars, Minton's in Harlem, Glastonbury Festival 

He has toured across the UK as a member of Will Young's Band from 2015 until present and around Europe with Judi Jackson in 2018. Performance highlights include headlining a private show with Kylie Minogue in 2022,  Headlining Womad with the Brand New Heavies and a Veevo Live Session in Berlin with Olly Murs.

 

In 2020, Jamie recorded the album 'What's New' with award-winning stars of the European jazz scene; Ian Shaw & Iain Ballamy which released on Silent Wish Records and is available for purchase here.

He is a long-term collaborator with 2022 Parliamentary Jazz Nominee, Emma Smith and co-arranged and performed on her recent album 'Meshugga Baby'.

Live Radio Credits include Steps Reunion Performance live on Radio 2 in 2017 and Radio 3's InTune with Ian Shaw in 2014; TV Credits include The National Lottery & Radio 2 Hyde Park Festival with Will Young in 2015 and ITV's Christmas Carols with Natalie Williams in 2016.

His debut solo show 'Piano Tak' was premiered at the Crazy Coqs & at Ronnie Scotts in 2022 to sold-out audiences. It was co-written and directed by Radio 2 Jazz Singer of the year, Ian Shaw.

“Jamie is one of those pianists who seem to inhabit the piano” London Jazz News
"The star of the show and the binding force behind the entire set was Jamie Safir. Not only a pianist at the start of a hugely promising career, but a musical arranger of true talent." 
Musical Theatre Review
“Safir conjures up refreshingly different harmonies..." 
Jazzwise
"Safir plays with wonderful judgment, delicacy and alertness" - London Jazz News
"Safir holds everything together with his exceptional playing, and it’s good to learn that he’ll be releasing his solo debut later this year."
Matthew Ruddick, Kind of Jazz
"Jamie on piano was riveting. I got the nightbus home, Oh the glamour!"
Julian Clary