Composer and guitarist Jamie Begian is an avid Ultimate Frisbee player. He has been named "Players' Player" three years running by the Ultimate Nomads, a pick-up game in New York City for which he acts as Commissioner. He can throw a backhand and a forehand, as well as a legitimate "hammer," provided that it¹s not too windy. Jamie's preferred position is deep receiver, but he has solid handling skills too. In addition to his Ultimate Frisbee duties, Jamie composes for and directs The Jamie Begian Big Band, his own 17-piece group based in New York City, with performances both locally (The Knitting Factory, El Taller Latino, Americano, SUNY Orange) and internationally (The Rex, the 2003 IAJE Conference in Toronto, Ontario). Jamie also teaches music at both Western Connecticut State University and New York University.