Biography

A master of understatement, Broom’s guitar
sings gently, then soars.

In a career spanning more than three decades, beginning as an elite sideman with the likes of Sonny Rollins, Stanley Turrentine, and Dr. John, and progressed into a few DownBeat Critics Poll nods as one of the world’s best Jazz guitarists, Bobby Broom has developed a sound that is smooth and complex;  familiar, yet always exciting…

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  • "Broom is the full monty: ultra-refined timing and tone, continuous flow of ideas, a touch of grease, a treat for the connoisseur." 

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    John Corbett
    DownBeat Magazine
  • "…[A]mong the most satisfying jazz guitar albums likely to emerge this year. Mr. Broom... gets a firm but mellow sound out of his archtop guitar, has a beautifully relaxed sense of phrase and delivers solo after solo of breezy articulacy along with some ingeniously plotted melodic moves."

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    Nate Chinen
    New York Times
  • "Few Chicagoans exemplify the taken-for-granted local genius better than Bobby Broom. He's one of the greatest guitarists in jazz today..."

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    Peter Margasak
    Chicago Reader
  • Critics Poll Pick

    Jazz Guitar

    2012 • 2013 • 2014

  • "Listeners long have savored the music of Chicago guitarist Bobby Broom, but his work never has sounded more intimate than it did Thursday night at the Jazz Showcase...Broom performed as if leading a session in his living room, the rest of us invited to eavesdrop... the musician in every way encouraging his audience to lean in a bit to fully perceive what was happening. Considering all the noise in our world, the muted approach had a power all its own."

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    Howard Reich
    Chicago Tribune
  • "Broom takes advantage of the opportunity to display his nuanced technique. He unravels so many interesting melodic ideas, and does it with such finesse... it should be worth your time to make his acquaintance..."

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    Bret Saunders
    The Denver Post
  • "The New York jazz guitarist has played gigs with legends like Miles Davis, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Art Blakey. His slow, dreamy interpretation of Clapton’s “Layla,” including the dramatic second section, was pleasantly brilliant."

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U.S.: Maxine Harvard • 623.566.5336 • maxineharvard@cox.net

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U.S.: Steele Management • Brett Steele • 727.420.1547 • brett@steelemanagement.net

Europe:  Immigrant Management • Richard Waring • 44 7761 208123 • immigrantb@aol.com

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Terri Hinte •510.234.8781 • hudba@sbcglobal.net 

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