CHICAGO (12.03.14) – Audiophile Ezine “SomeThing Else!” released Jazz critic Preston Frazier’s list of the top Jazz and Fusion Jazz albums of 2014.  Number one?  Bobby Broom’s “My Shining Hour” (ORIGIN, 2014).

“My Shining Hour is simply unforgettable. Put on the title track or the brilliantly vibrant Cole Porter classic “Just One Of Those Things,” and you’ll instantly know what I mean. For a man who has consistently made stellar records, this one stands out. Lucky for me, I found my CD.” – Preston Frazier

Check out the rest of the Top 10 and his review here.




The Bobby Broom Trio goes mile-high when it arrives for two nights at DazzleJazz on February 12th & 13th, bringing music from his new HIT album, “My Shining Hour,” and other selections, along for the two night stand. 2014 has been a great year for Broom. He toured North America this summer opening for Steely Dan with his other group, The Bobby Broom Organi-Sation, an organ-guitar trio in the spirit of the great Wes Anderson.  He was named to his third straight DownBeat Critics Poll as one of the world’s top Jazz guitarists, and his album, “My Shining Hour,” which debuted in August, soared to the top of the charts with a pair of weeks at #3 and #5 for 10 of its 13 weeks to date.

The Bobby Broom Trio is a musically magical experience where guitarist Broom, long-time bassist Dennis Carroll, and the rising star in drums, Makaya McCraven, seamlessly weave sound in an intimate way that will move, groove and swing.  Broom is one of the most exciting guitarists of our time to watch.

Two shows at  7p. & 9p. $20.00 For tickets click here.

Review: Bobby Broom has ‘Shining Hour’ at Jazz Showcase

By Howard Reich
Chicago Tribune

Chicago guitarist Bobby Broom chose well in naming his most recent album “My Shining Hour,” for this year has amounted to a glowing passage in his career.

The recording has won richly deserved critical praise and listener popularity, but that’s just part of what has been happening with Broom. He reached a wide audience over the summer opening for Steely Dan across the country, and he headlined on the main stage of the Chicago Jazz Festival, the Pritzker Pavilion.

As if to reach for one more triumph before 2014…

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Last night at the Jazz Showcase! #3 Album in America, starting GRAMMY® consideration: “My Shining Hour” See why the Chicago Tribune raves about the Windy City’s top charting group, The Bobby Broom Trio as they finish off a GREAT weekend with shows at 4, 8 and 10p at the classic Jazz Showcase downtown. Sun or snow, you must go!

JOIN the event, and let him know you’ll be there!



After a summer on the North American tour opening Steely Dan,  his third DownBeat Critics Poll nod (in a row),  and a smash hit album, “My Shining Hour,” (#3 & #5 two weeks each, 8 of 12 in the Top 10, 9 of 12 in the top 20), Jazz guitarist Bobby Broom and The Bobby Broom Trio come into sweet home Chicago for 9 shows at the Jazz Showcase beginning TOMORROW, Thursday November 13th through Sunday November 16th  at 8 & 10 p.m. with a special SUNDAY only show at 4p.

Broom is joined by long-time bassist Dennis Carroll, and the great Makaya McCraven on the drums.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS.  Find the date, click on the link, and secure your seats today!