Jamie Seerman is an American folk singer-songwriter from New York. She performs under the name Jaymay.
Jaymay was born Jamie Seerman on January 3, 1981, and was raised on Long Island. For undergrad, she studied at New College of Florida, Columbia University and Hunter College in New York City, as well as Lorenzo de' Medici in Florence, Italy. After graduating from New College in 2003, she moved to NYC, where she began regularly performing at the Sidewalk Cafe’s Open Mic every Monday night.
Jaymay has played live concerts supporting Bright Eyes, Bon Iver, Beirut, Teddy Thompson, A.A. Bondy, Deer Tick, Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, Jose Gonzales, Okkervil River, Kevin Devine, Hayden, Tift Merritt, Cherry Ghost, Caribou, Elvis Perkins, Nouvelle Vague, The Bird and the Bee, Jens Lekman, Goldfrapp, and others, and has played festivals such as Glastonbury, Latitude, Edinburgh Fringe, Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, Hillside and more.
The song "Sea Green, See Blue" was featured in the Season 2 finale of CBS's How I Met Your Mother, which aired May 14, 2007.
Jaymay wrote and provided songs and the score to the 2010 film, Happythankyoumoreplease, at the insistence of writer/director/star, Josh Radnor, a longtime fan of Jaymay. "Never Be Daunted" from the film was shortlisted for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences' Best Original Song Academy Award.
In November 2013, Jaymay flew to Keithville, Louisiana to play at the bedside of Lexi Gordon, a 2-year old fan diagnosed with the terminal neurological disease Tay-Sachs, after the family made the wish to Pay It Forward Networking to reach out to Lexi's favourite performer.
On June 1, 2016, Jaymay announced online that she would be releasing a new album, To Tell The Truth, in conjunction with a PledgeMusic campaign.
Jaymay has collaborated with Kevin Devine on the songs "Brother's Blood", "Time to Burn" and "Murphy's Song", with Cheyenne on "Write It Down in Red", and with Dirty on Purpose on "Light Pollution" and "Like Bees".
Jaymay provided guest vocals on art-metal band Goes Cube's second full-length studio album, In Tides And Drifts. She is additionally featured on the My Cousin, The Emperor's songs "Burly, Old Couch" and "Somedays" from The Subway EPs, Vol. I: Prospect Park West, released March 29, 2011.
- 2007: Autumn Fallin'
- 2016: To Tell The Truth
- 2016: Fallin' Like Snow
- 2006: Sea Green, See Blue EP
- 2010: Lvng Rm EP
- 2010: Long Walk to Never EP
- 2012: 10UNDER2
- 2016: 1 & !
- 2016: Song For Paul
- 2016: Demon Love
- 2016: Not Your Fault
- 2016: Evil People
- 2016: Over My Head
- 2014: "You Are The Only One I Love (piano demo)", Friends (Fadeaway Records)
- 2015: "Pretty Girls Make Graves", Tease Torment Tantalize: A thirtieth Anniversary Tribute to the Smiths' Debut (Reimagine Music)