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Joe Stroter’s Mo’ Better Jazz Chicago presents the Bobby Broom Trio, whose album “My Shining Hour” (Origin), received both huge critical review and airplay. It was the #38 jazz album in America for 2014, according to the JazzWeek survey. Featuring the soaring guitar of multiple DownBeat Critics poll winner Bobby Broom, Dennis Carroll’s #hotchill bass, and the deft touch of the great Chicago drummer Gregory Artry, you won’t want to miss one of the world’s premiere guitar trios: The Bobby Broom Trio. Doors open at 7:00p. Tickets $15.00

Lawn seating available Friday and Saturday

Bobby Broom and his trio during the Chicago Jazz Festival, in 2014. (Nuccio DiNuzzo / Chicago Tribune)

Last summer, Chicago guitarist Bobby Broom put together a new organ trio at the behest of Steely Dan, which wanted an opening act for its “Jamalot Ever After” tour.

Broom obliged, creating his Organi-Sation, a band that put the jazz guitarist in front of Steely Dan’s huge and devoted audience in a whirlwind three months of performances. But that unit – with Ben Paterson at the organ and Kobie Watkins and Makaya McCraven playing drums on varying dates – hasn’t been performing since the Steely Dan tour.

Until Friday night, when Broom reconvened the musicians for a weekend run at the Green Mill, which launched what amounts to the band’s second act: The trio will open for Steely Dan again at Ravinia on Friday and Saturday, with a recording session to follow.

Read more at the Chicago Tribune…

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JUST ANNOUNCED!  The Bobby Broom Organi-Sation will open for Steely Dan at the 2015 Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois on July 24th and 25th, at 8:00p.   Last summer the Organi-Sation opened for the Dan on their Jamalot Tour in 54 cities across North America.   One of the major markets not on the tour last year was Chicagoland. Read More

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NEW YORK (NY) – Bobby Broom was named to the 63rd Annual DownBeat Critics Poll as one of the world’s twenty top Jazz guitarists.  This is his fourth time in a row on the DownBeat poll of top jazz critics.  Read More