Bobby Broom News
News of Bobby’s tours, recording sessions, and career milestones.
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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.
Dave Specter’s Adventures in Guitar series, which has been running at SPACE for the past seven years, has featured some of the finest talents in blues and jazz. In a career spanning three decades, Chicago’s own, jazz guitarist Bobby Broom has emerged as one of the top guitarists in the music, recognized repeatedly by DownBeat’s Critics Poll as one of the greatest of his generation. An amazing evening of music. Get your tickets NOW! They’ll move fast!
Tickets are $12 to $22.00.
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For years, listeners identified Chicago guitarist Bobby Broom with the Deep Blue Organ Trio, a soulful organization featuring him with organist Chris Foreman and drummer Greg Rockingham.
Their appearances at the Green Mill Jazz Club and elsewhere built a large and loyal following in Chicago and beyond, the three having achieved a degree of synchronicity and mutual intuitiveness not routinely encountered.
But like many long-running ensembles, Deep Blue eventually disbanded, leaving Broom to put together another band when Steely Dan invited him to serve as opening act for a 2014 tour. Ever since, Broom has been championing his new Organi-Sation, which played the Green Mill Jazz Club successfully last summer and opened a still more impressive four-night engagement Thursday evening at the Jazz Showcase.
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In a career spanning three decades, guitarist Bobby Broom has embodied the truism that it’s the player not the tune that makes for a memorable performance in jazz. Performing as a sideman with legendary artists such as Sonny Rollin’s, Miles Davis, Kenny Burrell, Stanley Turrentine and Dr. John, just to name a few, while also constantly touring and recording with his own groups, Broom is always pushing his playing and his concepts to new heights.
Starting tonight (December 3rd) through Sunday (December 6th), he will be performing with his trio at Joe & Wayne Segal’s Jazz Showcase in Chicago. We caught up with him ahead of this weekend’s performances to talk about his life in music, his concepts on playing and what he has in store for the listeners this weekend…
If going to Hawaii’s North Shore and the luxurious, oceanfront Turtle Bay Resort isn’t incentive enough, try the second annual Oahu Jazz & Blues Festival. The festival features past island favorites, including Grammy-nominated saxophonist Bobby Watson, Grammy-winning trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis, three-time Grammy-winning blues guitarist Joe Louis Walker (Everybody Wants A Piece), and New Orleans stars of HBO’s “Treme,” The Iguanas.
Most of the featured bands have played neighbor island festivals in the past, but are new to Oahu’s. New to any of the island festivals is DownBeat Critics Poll winner many times over, guitarist Bobby Broom, and Kansas City jazz vocalist Pam Baskin Watson.
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#MagicMondays at Andy’s begin on Monday at Andy’s, Chicago’s legendary Jazz club, with Chicago’s own international sensation, The Bobby Broom Trio, on Mondays from Labor Day to October 26th. The trio is one of two projects Bobby currently leads, the second being The Bobby Broom Organi-Sation, which toured with Steely Dan across North America last year and from which rumors abound of an album coming soon. The Trio’s last album “My Shining Hour” (Origin, 2014) was the #38 album of 2014 in America! Broom is one of the world’s top 20 guitarists, and his brief residency at Andy’s is always magic, so catch the #hotchill sound of Broom and his trio, featuring the amazing Chicago bassist Dennis Carroll and the great groove of Greg Artry on the drums.
Check our calendar for dates/times!