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Bobby Broom

Guitarist Bobby Broom’s love of jazz has never blocked out his affection for the pop music which he grew up with. It’s been a frequent wellspring throughout his career.

“It’s a lot of what I do,” he acknowledges. “Material is material, and I’m just trying to do things that are interesting to me and that I feel might be interesting to people.”

Soul Fingers, his joyful 2018 release with his organ trio The Organi-Sation, produced by legendary drummer Steve Jordan, presents a whole album’s worth of such interesting things.

Drawn from Broom’s favorite songs of his childhood in the 1960s and ’70s, the album runs the gamut from The Beatles and Procul Harum to Bobbie Gentry and Motown.

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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

Location

Chicago

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

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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Discography

SoulFingers

SoulFingers

MRI Entertainment
2018

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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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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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Call Me a Cab

Call Me a Cab

Bobby Broom
Upper West Side Story

Blues For Modern Man

Blues For Modern Man

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Song and Dance

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