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. With 15 albums as leader/producer and a constant live performance schedule with her trio and quartet, JIB has performed at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, the United Nations, The Smithsonian, New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and Cathedral of St. John the Divine, as well as leading Jazz Festivals including: Montreal, JVC, and San Francisco. JIB has also been involved in world music collaborations. She has participated in several international and ‘remote’ events for large ensemble including a performance at the United Nations that linked musicians in Korea, China, New York and San Diego. With numerous awards for her creativity including a 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship in music composition and a 2009 residency at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, JIB is also the recipient of the 2007 Mary Lou Williams Women In Jazz Award for lifetime service to jazz, the Jazz Journalists Award For Soprano Sax of the Year for 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2012 & 2014, the Downbeat International Critics Poll for Soprano Saxophone, the Charlie Parker Fellowship for Jazz Innovation and the International Women in Jazz: Masters Award

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April 19, 2011

Jane Ira Bloom Continues Her Journey of Originality with "Wingwalker"

January 16, 2011

Jane Ira Bloom - Wingwalker (2011)

January 14, 2011

The Jazz Session #231: Jane Ira Bloom

December 12, 2010

Jane Ira Bloom releases new CD "Wingwalker" (OTL140) in January 2011

June 07, 2010

Jane Ira Bloom Trio with Mark Helias & Bobby Previte at Cornelia Street...

February 04, 2010

Jane Ira Bloom Trio at the Tea Lounge on February 6

June 07, 2009

The Bloom Festival at the Tea Lounge Thursday and Friday Nights in June

December 11, 2008

Jane Ira Bloom, Fred Hersch, Drew Gress at Philoctetes Center on...

February 15, 2008

Jane Ira Bloom "Mental Weather" with Dawn Clement, Mark Helias, and...

September 02, 2007

Jane Ira Bloom/Carmen Delavallade World Premiere at City Center Fall...

March 21, 2007

Jane Ira Bloom/ Beyond the Brain Part 2 Sunday, March 25th 8PM at Tonic

February 14, 2007

Jane Ira Bloom/ Beyond the Brain Part 2 Sunday, March 25th 8PM at Tonic

December 20, 2006

Jane Ira Bloom/Beyond The Brain Saturday, January 6 at Tonic

May 31, 2006

Bloom In June: Soprano Saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom & Like Silver, Like...

April 30, 2006

Bloom In June: Soprano Saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom & Like Silver, Like...

March 04, 2006

Jay Clayton/Jane Ira Bloom/Jerry Granelli Bowery Poetry Club Saturday,...

September 08, 2005

Jane Ira Bloom Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Women...

May 25, 2005

Soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom launches Like Silver Like Song at...

May 23, 2005

Soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom launches Like Silver Like Song at...

April 26, 2005

Jane Ira Bloom Like Silver, Like Song Launches on Artistshare

“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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Sarah Weaver Ensemble
DiMenna Center
New York, NY




Wayne Shorter Wayne Shorter
Chris Potter Chris Potter
Joe Henderson Joe Henderson
saxophone, tenor
Jimmy Giuffre Jimmy Giuffre
William Parker William Parker
bass, acoustic
Dave Liebman Dave Liebman
Nels Cline Nels Cline
guitar, electric
Donny McCaslin Donny McCaslin
Sexmob Sexmob
Steve Lacy Steve Lacy
saxophone, soprano
Pharoah Sanders Pharoah Sanders

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