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
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.
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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
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