Born: January 18, 1961
Most musicians would be happy to experience one artistic breakthrough. Thirty 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....
AwardsDown Beat Magazine 2008 Critics' Poll, "Talent Deserving Wider Recognition" among guitarists jazz.com 50 Best Jazz CDs of 2008 - for "The Way I Play", Bobby Broom Trio Chicago Music Award, 2008 Best Jazz CD - for "Folk Music", the Deep Blue Organ Trio
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
My Shining HourOrigin Records
Clean Sweep / Livin' For The BeatTzadik
Plays for MonkOrigin Records
The Way I PlayOrigin Records
Song and DanceOrigin Records
Modern ManDelmark Records
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Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students
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