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

The Meeting of Two Chicago Jazz Guitar Masterminds: Bobby Broom’s New ‘Chicagoan’ Archtop, by Dan Koentopp Guitars

Master luthier Dan Koentopp recently met up with Bobby Broom to deliver his new, custom made, ‘Chicagoan’ archtop guitar.

IMG_0052A project two years in the making, Broom was introduced to Koentopp by fellow Chicago jazz guitarist Andy Brown. After their first meeting in 2013, the two guitar lovers decided to work together on the creation of a unique and personal instrument that is a reflection of the expertise of both artists.

“Among other things, I was interested in hearing a richer depth in tone quality when sitting behind the instrument,” explained Broom. “This should really enhance my listening pleasure!”

Koentopp took great care in personalizing the instrument for Bobby. Through face-to-face meetings, discussions and listening to Broom’s music throughout the build, his creative process flowed freely.

Stay tuned for videos of Bobby playing his new axe!

  • Bobby opens the case and checks out his new custom Koentopp 'Chicagoan' archtop guitar


Tune into Chicago Jazz Spotlight on WDCB 90.9FM (or listen online) at 9:00p. CDT (GMT-5) An hour-long radio feature with guitarist Bobby Broom, including an interview, a replay of the Steve Rashid presents WDCB LIVE at the Whiskey Lounge performances with the Trio, and a few LIVE solo guitar performances in Studio. Listen LIVE around the world on their streaming broadcast!

The Bobby Broom Trio performed LIVE at the Whiskey Lounge at 27 Live in Evanston, IL. as part of the series Steve Rashid Presents “WDCB Live at the Whiskey Lounge.”  Here is the full broadcast of this very chill trio, with special thanks to Steve Rashid for releasing this!  If you like what you see, click here to hit the Demand It! button and bring Bobby to your town!


EVANSTON, IL (03.09.15) -One of the world’s top guitarists, Bobby Broom will lead The Bobby Broom Trio at Steve Rashid presents WDCB Live at the Whiskey Lounge at 27 Live in Evanston, IL., on Thursday night, March 26, 2015, with two sets at 7:30p and 9:00p. CDT.  The great Chicago bassist Dennis Carroll, and one of the busiest rising stars on the drums in Jazz, Makaya McCraven, will round out the trio. Read More