Guitarist Bobby Broom Turns a Page in Life and Music

January 24, 2013| Howard Reich | Arts critic The past year was a momentous one for the widely admired Chicago guitarist Bobby Broom. His first album made up entirely of original…

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Bobby Broom: Building A Legacy

By R.J. DELUKE Published: April 23, 2012 Guitarist Bobby Broom had a feel for music at a very young age. He was exposed first to clarinet and violin as…

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Bobby Broom: Transcending Sideman Status

  A feature story on Bobby Broom from the June 2010 issue of DownBeat  

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Bobby Broom on “Making it Sound Like Monk”

WHEN BOBBY BROOM DECIDED TO do a record of tunes by, and associated with, pianist Thelonius Monk (Bobby Broom Plays for Monk [Origin]) he faced some unique issues….

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Jazz Guitarist Bobby Broom Keeps Jazz Alive in Chicago (VIDEO)

By Classic Soul Music Hits!, February 13, 2014 at 7:59 am When it comes to jazz, Bobby Broom is the quintessential jazz guitarist and composer.  Like Wynton Marsalis,…

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Review: Bobby Broom and The Deep Blue Organ Trio at Ronnie Scott’s

By Geoff Winston A sparkling corner of Chicago’s jazz world was airlifted to Soho for a couple of nights when The Deep Blue Organ Trio rode into town….

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Guitarist Bobby Broom Turns a Page in Life and Music

Howard Reich Chicago Tribune The past year was a momentous one for the widely admired Chicago guitarist Bobby Broom. His first album made up entirely of original compositions,…

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Upper West Side Story Review (2012) – Jazz Truth

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by George Colligan I am constantly being made aware of the major holes in my knowledge: I’m pretty ignorant about opera, I haven’t seen “Predator”, and I couldn’t…

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Bobby Broom Interview With Jazz Guitar Life

by Lyle Robinson Bobby Broom is a widely respected working and touring Jazz Guitar player who, at the age of 15, was asked to go out on the…

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NPR: Bobby Broom on Piano Jazz

Bobby Broom was born in Harlem on January 18, 1961 and grew up on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. He didn’t begin playing guitar until age 12 and his…

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