Trumpeter and composer Marquis Hill is widely recognized as one of the preeminent voices on the instrument of his generation. Raised in Chicago’s Chatham neighborhood his introduction to music was made by taking up the drum kit in the fourth grade. However, after being inspired by a cousin his focus soon shifted to what was to become his primary instrument, the trumpet. A frequent participant in Ravinia programs, awards include winning such competitions as the International Trumpet Guild jazz competition (2012) and most recently the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition (2014), widely regarded as the most prestigious in its field.

Bobby Broom is one of the top jazz guitarists in the world today. His emotional, soaring sound in both his originals and standards, and his ability to breathe fresh life with his arrangements into some of the most well-trodden ground of the American song book have made him a pathfinder for the 21st century voice of American jazz guitar.

A prodigy, Broom began playing professionally in New York with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker pianist Al Haig. Broom was the go-to guitarist for Sonny Rollins, and he has performed with New Orleans legend Dr. John, to name a few. A leader in his own right, The Bobby Broom Trio’s last album, “My Shining Hour” was the #38 album in America for 2014 (JazzWeek), and his group The Bobby Broom Organi-Sation has toured North America opening for Steely Dan, and has been seen in the studio working on an upcoming release.

Pavilion opens at 6:30p. Bring a blanket and/or chairs and enjoy a picnic on the lawn. Beer, wine and other concessions will be available for sale. No outside alcoholic beverages permitted; concession stand available for ages 21+

FREE SHOW at the Pavilion behind “the Mac,” the McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, 7:30p. on August 25th.



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – A special treat is coming to Chicago’s Jazz epicenter at Andy’s: The Four Horsemen of the Astonishment. A reunion of amazing and talented sons of the Windy gather together to astound and delight: Bobby Broom, guitar, Ron Perrillo, piano, Dennis Carroll, bass, and George Fludas on drums. Be there!

Fans of legendary Jazz guitarist Bobby Broom should check out Wolf Marshall’s in-depth article on Broom, “Modern Man of Jazz Guitar,” in the current edition of Vintage Guitar Magazine. Read More

Apr 10 2016

New Broom Avatar

You may see this around the web. Bobby’s latest avatar is by the great German photographer Magnus Contzen!


Bobby Broom by Magnus Contzen Copyright ©2016 Magnus Contzen. All Rights Reserved.

Bobby Broom WBGO 2016

Bobby Broom will kick off a midweek mini of New York and Connecticut with an appearance at WBGO FM in New York City tonight at 9:30p.  He will be at Ginny’s Supper Club in Harlem on Thursday, 3.31.16, with The Bobby Broom Organi-Sation, his guitar organ trio that opened for Steely Dan across North America in 2014 and has an upcoming album in the works, with organist Ben Paterson and Kobie Watkins on drums. The trio will travel to Old Lyme, Connecticut to perform at The Sidedoor Jazz Club on April 1. No foolin’!


Tickets for Ginny’s are just $15 and available at Ticket Fly.


Tickets for The Sidedoor Jazz Club can be found here.