Bobby Broom

Most musicians would be happy to experience one artistic breakthrough. Thirty-two years into his distinguished, wide-ranging career in jazz, guitarist Bobby Broom seems to have an endless supply of them.

His 2009 album Bobby Broom Plays for Monk hit an artistic high-water mark with its “daring arrangements” (JazzTimes) and “small gems of musical discovery” (DownBeat). Featuring his long-standing Chicago trio, it capped a series of recordings designed to promote Broom, celebrated for his work with Sonny Rollins and Kenny Burrell’s Jazz Guitar Band, as a leader and nurturer of young talent himself.

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“Broom is the full monty: Ultra-refined timing and tone, continuous flow of ideas, a touch of grease, a treat for the connoisseur” - John Corbett, DownBeat, 2014

“... one of the most musical guitarists of our times” - Ted Gioia, Jazz.com (Jun 16, 2009)

“Bobby Broom's trio can be compared with Sonny Rollins' and the classic John Coltrane Quartet.” - Owen Cordle, JazzTimes

“The mighty fire of Broom’s playing…seems to have grown hotter and deeper in recent seasons.” - Joe Woodard, Jazziz

Primary Instrument

Guitar

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced students

Credentials/Background

DePaul University - 2002 to 2008 Chicago Musical College, Roosevelt University (formerly the American Conservatory of Music) - 1987 to 1992 Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford - 1982 to 1984 Ravinia Music In the Schools, Jazz Mentor 2000 to present The Thelonious Monk Institute in 1989 and presently

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Albums

My Shining Hour
My Shining Hour
Origin Records
2014
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Upper Westside Story
Upper Westside Story
Origin Records
2012
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Wonderful!
Wonderful!
Origin Records
2011
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[no cover]
Clean Sweep / Livin'...
Tzadik
2010
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Plays for Monk
Plays for Monk
Origin Records
2009
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The Way I Play
The Way I Play
Origin Records
2008
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Videos

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