INDIANAPOLIS (IN) – The Bobby Broom Trio will be appearing at The Jazz Kitchen on Saturday, October 18th for two shows at 7:30p & 9:30p.  Broom has had a great 2014. He earned his third DownBeat Critics Poll nod as one of the top Jazz guitarists in the world in a row in June. In July he launched into a 52 city tour of North America, opening for the Steely Dan Jamalot Ever After Tour with the Bobby Broom Organi-Sation, his organ trio featuring Ben Paterson on organ, Makaya McCraven or Kobie Watkins on drums.  In August, he released “My Shining Hour” (ORIGIN, 2014),  featuring The Bobby Broom Trio (Broom with Dennis Carroll on bass and Makaya McCraven on drums), which debuted at 41 on the JazzWeek chart, sold out all of its first run of CDs within the first nine days, and soared up to #5.  Currently the album  has been at #3 for the last two weeks, and has spent six of its eight weeks in the JazzWeek Top 10.

As the Fall leaves drop, Broom heads into the Midwest with his primary group, The Bobby Broom Trio. Audiences in Indy who missed his opening act for Steely Dan will be lucky enough to catch him this time at The Jazz Kitchen. Tickets are $15.00. Shows at 7:30p & 9:30p.

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EVANSTON (IL) – “My Shining Hour,” the hit album by Jazz guitarist Bobby Broom and the Bobby Broom Trio, zoomed to #3 on this week’s JazzWeek chart of the top 50 albums in the U.S. and Canada.

The songs on the album are all very fresh takes on classics whose names may be shopworn, like “Sweet Georgia Brown,” but, in the thoughtful and thought-provoking hands of a guitarist of the caliber of Bobby Broom, they develop a new look in a brighter light.

The album debuted at #41. The CD, which had been on pre-sale, sold out at most of the major outlets within 9 days. MSH climbed to #22 in the second week, then zoomed up the charts to #5, where it remained for a second week. Last week it dropped a touch to #6, then on the current week, it soared up to the top three.

“I love the energy behind this new CD!” Broom said. “My sincere thanks to Jazz radio in the US and Canada.”

Nice post from Getty Images from the Chicago Jazz Festival 2014:

Jazz guitarist Bobby Broom‘s 11th album, “My Shining Hour,” is now the #5 Jazz album in America, according to JazzWeek.

The album, which features Broom and The Bobby Broom Trio, which includes Dennis Carroll on bass and Makaya McCraven on drums, debuted three weeks ago on the JazzWeek Chart at #41, moved up to #22 last week, and is now at #5 in the September 1st release of the JazzWeek Rankings.

“Seeing this kind of chart activity is thrilling for me because it means my music is reaching the people,” said Broom.  “Thanks so much to all the Program Directors, DJs and listeners.”