Press


On Songwriting.

“Gifted and gutsy, Jeremiah’s emotion-laced voice rang out with aching sincerity as he nailed numbers such as ‘Wichita Lineman.’ A taste of his own songwriting left one wanting more samples.” – Cabaret Scenes

“His songs are full of energy and heart.” – Dan Martin and Michael Biello, Marry Harry, In My Body, The Cousins Grimm

“His songs are visceral, dense, immediate, at times evoking Billy Joel, Sondheim, Oscar Wilde…” – Stearns Matthews, Multi-MAC and Bistro Award Winner

On Teaching.

“I got to work with some of Jeremiah’s students a few years ago. It was clear to me then, and now, he is passionate about teaching. And, he teaches it all.” – Liz Callaway, Tony Award Nominee, Emmy Award Winning Actress

“Jeremiah is a lifelong collaborator and friend. He is extremely passionate about cultivating new artists. He has an eclectic wealth of knowledge coupled with a unique creative vision. Any classroom would be lucky to have him.” – Billy Bustamante, Miss Saigon, The King & I, Broadway Photographer

“He can direct, music direct, accompany, coach and teach both vocal and performance technique. He confirmed my belief that he has a great deal to offer as a teacher and coach.” – Charles Gilbert, Creator of the SAVI System for Singing Actors, Professor Emeritus, University of the Arts

On Acting.

“… a fine six-member ensemble cast. Sharon Sampieri and Jeremiah Downes are especially good.” – Songs for a New World at the Adrienne, Philadelphia City Paper

“As the Harvard pals, Jillian Louis and Jeremiah Downes are the ideal mixture of puzzled-by-Francis and intrigued-by-South Philly.” – Gemini, the Musical at the Prince Music Theatre, Philadelphia Inquirer

“Jeremiah Downes conveys good-natured astonishment throughout as Randy…” – Gemini, the Musical at the Prince Music Theatre, Variety

“Jeremiah Downes brought distinct personality and flair to Pirelli…” – Sweeney Todd at Lyric Theatre, OKC, Edmond Sun

Behind the Keys.

“With a pulpit and microphones center stage; an excellent three-piece band led by Music Director Jeremiah Downes stage right […] the stage is set for the Pentecostal crisis of faith, though not necessarily in God, that is to come.” – The Christians at Farmers Alley Theatre, Encore Michigan

“However, with excellent music direction from Jeremiah Downes, the six-piece orchestra is fantastic, and with superb sound design by Alex Tobin, it makes the motown, disco, folk, rock, funk, and soul hits […] sound terrific.” – The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On at Farmers Alley Theatre, Revue Magazine (MI)