ABOUT THE ARTIST
JD Warren & The Rudiment is a NYC based jazz group lead by husband and wife duo Jeremy & Dermel Warren. This group was formed in 2015 and has released an album June 1, 2016 titled "Jeremy Warren-I Can Do All Things" that has received "Most Highly Recommended" from critics such as Jazz Times, Improvijazzation Nation, All About Jazz, AXS, and many others. Drummer Jeremy Warren, composes and arranges for the group while Dermel handles the lyrical composition. Having been born and raised in the South (Memphis, Little Rock) J&D bring their deep Soul & Gospel influence to NYC.
Jeremy Warren, born and raised in North Little Rock, AR was heavily exposed to music growing up. His mother is an organist/pianist where she played at his grandfather's and now currently his father's church in Little Rock & North Little Rock, AR. Up on graduating from high school in 2003, he received a full jazz scholarship to The University of Memphis in Memphis, TN. He received dual Bachelor Degrees in Jazz Studies and Music Education with License in May 2012. Memphis is where he credits his musical growth as a musician performing with many local/national artists as well as leading his own band whom performed every Saturday night on the famous Beale St. for two years. Jeremy received his Master's Degree in Music from New York University in May 2015. Jeremy has performed and/or recorded with artists such as Deanna Martin (Daughter of Dean Martin), Andy Milne, Lenny Pickett, John Scofield, Luis Bonilia, Antonio Hart, and many more.
Dermel Warren was born and raised in Memphis, TN, where she grew up singing in her mother’s church. At church, she received her vocal training from Kelley Muller-Smith, first lady of Miracle Temple Ministries, Inc. She has performed background and lead vocals for Donald Lawrence, Richard Smallwood, Karen Clark-Sheard, Yolanda Adams, Ernest Pugh, and more. Dermel has toured with Blues artists, Sergio Davis and the late Mel Waiters (“Hole in the Wall Man”). She also opened up for Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton, & Mint Condition as part of the Budweiser Summer Fest Tour in 2011.