ARTEMIS is awarded the 2024 MID-SIZED ENSEMBLE OF THE YEAR. by the Jazz Journalists Association!



Three years after the release of ARTEMIS’ self-titled debut album, the acclaimed ensemble returns with the release of In Real Time, a marvelous follow-up that highlights the improvisational strength of its members as well as their respective gifts as composers. The album showcases a new lineup of the collective with founding members—pianist and musical director Renee Rosnes, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, bassist Noriko Ueda, and drummer Allison Miller—joined by newcomers Nicole Glover on tenor saxophone and Alexa Tarantino on alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, and flute. The 8-song set presents compelling originals along with choice arrangements of pieces by Lyle Mays (“Slink”) and Wayne Shorter (“Penelope”) and has been receiving high praise across the board.

"Robust voicings, free-jazz diversions and searching modal patterns all feature in the intricate style of distinctive is each voice and so striking their sense of unity." – The Times of London
"Deep-swinging and technically accomplished, Blue Note supergroup Artemis produces a stellar follow up to its 2020 debut." - DownBeat                                              
"In Real Time further establishes their prowess both as individuals and as a collective...a femme fatale supergroup."
- NPR Music                                                             

"Artemis – goddess of the hunt, and of wilderness and nature besides – isn't known to miss her mark. So it goes with another Artemis now making a heralded return...'In Real Time' arrives this week, strengthening the band's claim to a rare status in the teeming ecology of modern jazz." - WRTI

“The new album is an authentic representation of the collective and the individual,” Miller says. “Our growth as a band is clear from the downbeat. There is a trust that has become even more solidified since our first recording and the chemistry is palpable.”



photo credit: Ebru Yildiz

JazzTimes Reader's Poll 2020: Best New Artist

Jazz Journalists Association: Mid-Size Ensemble of the Year 2021

The brainchild of pianist and composer Renee Rosnes, Artemis is a powerful ensemble of modern masters. Named for the Greek goddess of the hunt, the multinational, multigenerational band was founded in 2017 under the banner of International Women's Day. Artemis' performance at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival was so dynamic, Blue Note Records President Don Was signed the group to the label. Tour dates across Europe and North America followed, including performances at such iconic stages as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, SFJAZZ, Chicago Orchestra Hall, as well as at the Detroit Jazz Festival, Saratoga Jazz Festival, and the Monterey Jazz Festival among others. Artemis has been featured on the cover of DownBeat, in Vanity Fair, on NPR’s Jazz Night in America. Their eponymously titled debut album contained a superb nine song set and was released in 2020. The recording was described by NPR as "a killer line-up of players who hail from all over the world...they all converge on this extremely cosmopolitan, sleek, rhythm-forward, modern sound." Artemis will deliver their second album in Spring 2023. Each member of the band is a virtuoso player, composer and bandleader and the group's repertoire reflects each individual's sound. From original music to mind-bending arrangements of eclectic material, Artemis performs with power, passion, and high-wire intensity.

"Collectively, the sheer force of the group's ability is staggering!" 
~ Downbeat

“Together they revealed a shared intensity and suggested something alluring and new. The group’s debut release, 'Artemis' delivers on that promise... The real headline here is this ensemble’s cohesion, its ability to move gracefully through various styles and moods and to sound, by turns, authoritative and playful, locked-in or loose-limbed. In the tradition of drummer Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Artemis crafts an identifiable band sound rooted in sturdy yet flexible rhythms... Artemis means to upend expectations, gently and yet with force. Its music comes off like a nuanced argument for a fresh point of view.” 
~ Wall Street Journal

“On a sunny August afternoon in 2018, I was among the thousands of fans attending the Newport Jazz Festival who had their minds blown by Artemis. Although each individual member of this supergroup is a bona fide jazz titan, these incredible musicians dwell in the rarefied air of bands whose whole is greater than the sum of its already sublime parts. Their musical conversation is sophisticated, soulful and powerful, and their groove runs deep.”
~ Don Was, Blue Note Records President


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"The Power of...ARTEMIS"

DOWNBEAT Sept. 2020


By Suzanne Lorge

Last fall, Blue Note Records made history by signing pianist Renee Rosnes' adventurous septet, Artemis to its roster. The deal stands out for the departure from the norm: Blue Note typically represents solo artists and bandleaders. The self-led groups it does represent tend to be small. And, regardless of size, Blue Note bands overwhelmingly comprise male musicians. By welcoming Artemis into its pantheon of esteemed artists, Blue Note upends these precedents and expands the diversity of its ranks. The label will release Artemis' suberb eponymous debut on Sept. 11. 

While the band pushes several boundaries –cultural, generational– it's hard to miss that its lineup is exclusively female. By now though, the all-female jazz band isn't as surprising as it once was. So, what makes Artemis exceptional isn't how they identify, but how they compose, perform, lead and collaborate as the elite musicians that they are. Collectively, the sheer force of the group's ability is staggering!

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[During a Zoom conference call with Down Beat, the members of Artemis discussed the creative process behind their eponymous Blue Note debut, their views on inclusivity in jazz and why the group decided to name itself after the Greek goddess of the hunt.]


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"Their set played like an expertly crafted mixtape, moving from a knotty version of Thelonious Monk's Brilliant Corners to a surprisingly dramatic version of the Beatles' 'Fool on the Hill." –– ROLLING STONE