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....
- My Shining Hour by Jack Bowers
- Plays For Monk by Mark Corroto
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
Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students
Credentials/BackgroundDePaul 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