Monthly Archives: June 2014
Catch the new Bobby Broom Organi-Sation which will be touring with Steely Dan July 2nd through September 21st across North America in this FREE afternoon show at the TerraSounds Music Festival 2014 in Jackman Park in Glenview TODAY at 2:45p!
This will be Bobby’s last show in Chicagoland until the Chicago Jazz Festival on August 31st!
Downbeat Magazine released its 62nd Annual Critics Poll and, for the third year in a row, jazz guitarist Bobby Broom was on it, a recognition of a career spanning more than three decades in Jazz where his soaring guitar has graced so many ensembles and recordings, both as a solo act and with some of the greatest names in the music.
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Bobby Broom is going on the road! He and his new organ trio, The Bobby Broom Organi-Sation, will be the opening act for Steely Dan’s “Jamalot Ever After” tour. More
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Here’s the new CD cover for jazz guitarist Bobby Broom‘s anticipated release, “My Shining Hour,” recorded live to analog tape, to be released August 2014 on digital formats.
While Bobby Broom’s 2012 CD Upper West Side Story (“a spectacular album” — DownBeat) focused exclusively on original material, the guitarist takes a very different tack with My Shining Hour, due for August 19 release from Origin Records. The luxuriantly melodic session features Broom’s working trio — with bassist Dennis Carroll and drummer Makaya McCraven — placing their stamp on beloved American Songbook standards.
Washington, DC – The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, in conjunction with Chicago Public Schools, will present the Gallery 37 and ChiArts Jazz Combos in concert with internationally acclaimed jazz guitarist Bobby Broom on June 12th at Columbia College. The Gallery 37 Center for the Arts jazz program is made possible through the support of the United Airlines Foundation, and the Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts) jazz program is made possible by a grant from the JP Morgan Chase Foundation. Broom will serve as artist-in-residence at both schools during the three days leading up to the concert. The Columbia College concert marks the culmination of the Institute’s 2013-2014 National Performing Arts High School Jazz Program, which helps prepare students in Chicago and eight other cities to become the next generation of jazz artists.
“The groups comprise some of the very best music students in Chicago,” said Thelonious Monk, Jr., Chairman of the Institute’s Board of Trustees and son of legendary jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk. “Seeing and hearing these extraordinary teenagers play this music at a level that so belies their years is heartening; their level of technical proficiency, creativity, and artistry for their age is off the charts.”
“We’re so looking forward to working with Bobby Broom,” said Michael Panelas, a guitarist and ChiArts High School student who recently returned from a weeklong tour with the Quintet and jazz saxophone great Bobby Watson as part of the Institute’s national peer-to-peer jazz program, performing and teaching in high schools across the country. “Mr. Broom is definitely one of the best jazz guitarists in the world.”
The concert will be held on Thursday, June 12th, beginning at 7:30 PM at the Columbia College Concert Hall (1014 S. Michigan Avenue at 11th St.). Free and open to the public, the concert will feature an evening of standards, jazz classics, and contemporary jazz, as well as compositions from Broom’s latest recordings, programmed for an audience of all ages, including the young performers’ peers.
“As young people are so influenced by kids their own age, who better to expose them to this great American art form than those of their own generation?” added Monk. “And with Bobby Broom – one of the most exciting and soulful performers on the scene today – it’s truly an extraordinary opportunity for students, teachers, musicians, non-musicians – everybody.”
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Check out guitarist Bobby Broom’s debut of “Jazz… (for lack of a better word)” a new direct-to-web mini-doc on the making of Bobby’s upcoming August 2014 album, “My Shining Hour,” only on VIMEO, and tell your friends to find it here:
For more than 30 years, Bobby Broom has been one of the top Jazz guitarists. He has performed with Sonny Rollins, Art Blakey, Max Roach, Stanley Turrentine, Kenny Garrett, Miles Davis, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Charles Earland, Dr. John, Kenny Burrell, Eric Alexander, Ron Carter and Ramsey Lewis, among others. His outstanding work with the Deep Blue Organ Trio won him critical acclaim, and the Bobby Broom Trio’s recordings have been top 10 hits on the JazzWeek and College Music Journal charts for more than a decade, landing him on DownBeat’s list of the world’s most influential Jazz artists.
The first 100 fans with positive comments on the video at Vimeo will get access to Bobby’s new “Front Row VIP” page here at the new BobbyBroom.com site, with special messages from Bobby, first notice of tickets for selected shows, albums and other exclusive offers to VIPs AND a chance to win a personally autographed copy of Bobby’s hot new analog album “My Shining Hour.”
Record a video of yourself and your friends having a “Jazz… (For Lack of a Better Word)” viewing party using Vimeo’s TV channel via your AppleTV, Amazon Fire TV, and DVD and other devices that support Vimeo, then post it here on Bobby’s facebook page, and you will be a Front Row VIP too!