KSDS-FM Jazz 88’s host Dave Drexler sits down with jazz guitarist Bobby Broom for this radio interview:
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September 16, 2016
By Howard Reich
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.
Leading a trio that reveled in understatement, Broom performed as if leading a session in his living room, the rest of us invited to eavesdrop. Even Broom’s spoken introductions were delivered at something just above a whisper, the musician in every way encouraging his audience to lean in a bit to fully perceive what was happening.
Like many jazz musicians of boomer vintage, Broom has nurtured a love of pop hits from the 1960s and ’70s, and he indulged it on this occasion, in most appealing ways.
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Jazz guitarist Bobby Broom on how Wes Montgomery made his epic mark on the music. September 17th is Wes’ Tribute Day at IUPUI in Indianapolis, Indiana as part of the Indy Jazz Fest.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Legendary Jazz Guitarist Bobby Broom returns to the Windy for four nights of amazing #hotchill music with his group, The Bobby Broom Trio with the amazing Dennis Carroll on the bass and the epic Makaya McCraven on drums. This is truly one of the best trios that you will see in North America today, and Broom’s soaring guitar can take even the most well tread musical ground and breathe magic into it. At Chicago’s home of legends, the Jazz Showcase. Tickets
With Louis Heriveaux, piano and Jeffrey Anderson, bass… Yessir!!! I am seriously looking forward to playing with both of these gentlemen again as soon as possible!
Bobby Broom is no stranger to the Chicago Jazz Festival. He’s performed there with numerous groups, including his own The Bobby Broom Organisation, for which he took time to come off the road from opening on the North American Tour of Steely Dan.
This year, Broom will appear with old friends, top players all, from The Deal Quartet. They have reunited for a few concerts at Andy’s Jazz Club over the summer, and the festival will be their big stage debut since they reunited.
They will be at the Jay Pritzker Stage on Sunday, September 4th, at 2:20p.
In addition, Broom has been asked to serve as Emcee of the stage on Sunday!
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!