Bobby Broom: Hot Chill in Old Lyme

For Immediate Release:

Old Lyme (CT) – Jazz guitarist Bobby Broom will be performing at The Side Door jazz club in Old Lyme Connecticut on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at 8:30p.

Bobby Broom is a three-decade “overnight success” story. The DownBeat Critics poll hails Bobby Broom as one of the world’s top jazz guitarists year after year. Opening for Steely Dan across North America last summer with his organ trio, The Bobby Broom Organi-Sation, Broom brought the sweet, chill groove of his soaring guitar, and a taste of Jazz, to hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. and Canada.

The Bobby Broom Trio’s 2014 album, “My Shining Hour,” (#38 Album in North America, JazzWeek) was an improvisational journey that transformed some of the most well-tree Great American Songbook into marvelous flights of jazz guitar mastery that critics liken to the work of Wes Montgomery and George Benson.

“Throughout ‘My Shining Hour’,” writes Charles L. Latimer of, “Broom strums so sweetly it would make the devil stop sinning.”

DownBeat’s John Corbett said: “Broom is the full monty: Ultra-refined timing and tone, continuous flow of ideas, a touch of grease, a treat for the connoisseur.”

The Bobby Broom Trio was a featured act at the close of the Chicago Jazz Festival last year, and Broom has played at many of the world’s top festivals and clubs.

Bobby Broom has been one of the most sought-after guitarists of his generation. The great Art Blakey wanted him as his first and only guitarist for the famed “Jazz Messengers.” He became a mainstay of Sonny Rollins’ groups, and has played with Stanley Turrentine, Dr. John, Kenny Burrell, and many many others.

The Bobby Broom Trio appearing at the Side Door is Broom, long-time bassist Dennis Carroll, and the great Greg Artry on drums. Check out “My Shining Hour” (Origin) and “Upper Westside Story” (Origin) and grab your ticket to see one of the most amazing Jazz guitarists of our time.

For Tickets, click here.