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Jane Ira Bloom

Primary Instrument: Sax, soprano

Jane Ira Bloom

Jane Ira Bloom has been developing her unique voice on the soprano sax for over 30 years. A pioneer in the use of live electronics and movement in jazz, she is a six-time winner of the Jazz Journalists Award for Soprano Saxophone, winner of the Downbeat International Critics Poll for soprano sax, and a recipient of the prestigious Guggenheim fellowship. Her continued commitment to new music has led to collaborations with Charlie Haden, Ed Blackwell, Kenny Wheeler, Rufus Reid, Matt Wilson, Bob Brookmeyer, Julian Priester, Mark Dresser, Bobby Previte, Billy Hart, Mark Helias, Min Xiao-Fen and Fred Hersch among others...
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Awards

  • 2014, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2006, 2003, 2001 - Jazz Journalists Association Award for Soprano Saxophone of the Year
  • 2014 - Grammy Nominee for Best Surround Sound Album (Sixteen Sunsets)
  • 2007 - Guggenheim Fellowship
  • 2007 - Mary Lou Williams Women In Jazz Award
  • 2006 - Doris Duke/ Chamber Music America New Works: Creation and Presentation Program
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    Sixteen Sunsets

    Outline
    2014
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    Sixteen Sunsets

    Outline
    2013
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    Wingwalker

    Self Produced
    2011
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    Wingwalker

    EmArcy
    2010
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    Mental Weather

    Outline
    2008
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    Like Silver, Like Song

    ArtistShare
    2006
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    Like Silver, Like Song

    Artist Share
    2005
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Sixteen Sunsets

Outline (2013)

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“Soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom has achieved something many more- famous players never find: an instantly identifiable sound based in intense lyricism and striking melodies.” - Steve Smith, TimeOut NY

“an artist of a huge stature, an original, a master of the soprano... the sort of player easy to identify in a blindfold test, because she is a school of one.” - Grego Applegate Edwards, Gapplegate

“Sidney Bechet...John Coltrane...Steve Lacy....The name Jane Ira Bloom can be added to that list of icons. Bloom has used the soprano saxophone to give voice to fertile and uncompromising artistic spirit...” - Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz

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