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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Bobby is looking forward to seeing his fans at Andy’s for The Bobby Broom Trio’s kick off of #MagicMondays, a too brief residency at Andy’s on Mondays now through October! So after you pack up the barbecue, come down, grab a drink, and let the #hotchill kick off a great evening on the town in the Windy! Joined by Chicago’s own Dennis Carroll on bass, and the great Gregory Artry on drums!
Bobby Broom and The Bobby Broom Trio, Dennis Carroll and Gregory Artry, want to thank the California Clipper for making the group the showcase act of their 78th Anniversary weekend bash! Thank you also to all of our fans in Chicago who came out and enjoyed the wonderful ambience of this beautiful club while listening to our music. We gratefully appreciate every one of you!
If you missed the sets, don’t sweat it! The Trio will be in town for #MagicMondays at Andy’s through October! See our calendar for details!
#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!
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The California Clipper is one of Chicago’s oldest and hippest nightlife venues. The club took a break last year and refurbished and reopened, and is celebrating its first year in its new skin by bringing in Chicago’s legendary Jazz guitarist, Bobby Broom, and his Bobby Broom Trio, featuring Dennis Carroll on bass, and Gregory Arty on drums.
Broom is considered one of the top 20 Jazz guitarists in the world today, according to the bible of Jazz, DownBeat Magazine and their annual Critics Poll. The trio’s last album, “My Shining Hour” (Origin) was the #38 album in America (JazzWeek), and Broom has been a big favorite of millennial audiences who like his hot chill sound. Women in particular groove on Broom’s elegant, stylish music, and the ambience of great venues like the Clipper, where there is a little romance and time with their significant others to chill and hang in a more intimate setting.
The trio will perform three nights, Sept. 3rd – Sept 5th, with two shows nightly: 9:30 & 11p on Thursday, and 10 & 11:30p on Friday and Saturday. Call (773) 384-2547 to reserve your space!
Someone started a movement to get Bobby Broom, who has been on the DownBeat Critics Poll for years, on to their Fan Poll list as well. To that fan, and to everyone else who has shared and voted, Bobby would like to sincerely thank you. The voting ends in three days. If you haven’t taken their Reader’s Poll, now is the time:
Bobby has been written in for Artist of the Year, appears in the Guitar category, and his album, “My Shining Hour” (Origin), which was the #38 album in America of 2014, is up for Album of the Year.
Joe Stroter’s Mo’ Better Jazz Chicago presents the Bobby Broom Trio, whose album “My Shining Hour” (Origin), received both huge critical review and airplay. It was the #38 jazz album in America for 2014, according to the JazzWeek survey. Featuring the soaring guitar of multiple DownBeat Critics poll winner Bobby Broom, Dennis Carroll’s #hotchill bass, and the deft touch of the great Chicago drummer Gregory Artry, you won’t want to miss one of the world’s premiere guitar trios: The Bobby Broom Trio. Doors open at 7:00p. Tickets $15.00
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Last summer, Chicago guitarist Bobby Broom put together a new organ trio at the behest of Steely Dan, which wanted an opening act for its “Jamalot Ever After” tour.
Broom obliged, creating his Organi-Sation, a band that put the jazz guitarist in front of Steely Dan’s huge and devoted audience in a whirlwind three months of performances. But that unit – with Ben Paterson at the organ and Kobie Watkins and Makaya McCraven playing drums on varying dates – hasn’t been performing since the Steely Dan tour.
Until Friday night, when Broom reconvened the musicians for a weekend run at the Green Mill, which launched what amounts to the band’s second act: The trio will open for Steely Dan again at Ravinia on Friday and Saturday, with a recording session to follow.