John Blum

John Blum was born in New York City, April 15, 1968 and has been a mainstay of the free-jazz community there for over 15 years. While in Europe in 1992, he recorded with Clarinetist Tony Scott’s Trio which included Antonio Grippi on Alto Sax. Upon returning to New York City, Blum became a member of the Improvisers Collective (1993-1995) and also initiated projects as a soloist and a group leader. By early 1998 he joined together with Antonio Grippi on Saxophone, William Parker on Bass, and Denis Charles on Drums to form The” Astrogeny Quartet”. A CD of this group was released on Eremite records in 2005. In 2001 Blum recorded a solo piano CD for Drimala Records entitled “Naked Mirror”, and was also featured on Butch Morris’ “Conduction 117” released on JumpArts Records. In 2003, Blum recorded with Sabir Mateen on Tenor Sax in Sunny Murray’s Trio and is featured on Murray’s CD “Perles Noires Volume 2” on Eremite Records. He joined the Steve Swell Quintet in 2005 and a CD was released on NotTwo Records of their 2006 NYC Vision Festival performance. In addition to his solo recorded for Konnex Records in 2008, Blum also recorded a trio CD “In The Shade Of Sun” with William Parker and Sunny Murray released on Ecstatic Peace Records.
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Primary Instrument

Piano

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Credentials/Background

MFA in Music Composition and Performance

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Discography

In The Shade Of The Sun

In The Shade Of The...

Ecstatic Peace
2010

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Who Begat Eye

Who Begat Eye

Konnex Records
2010

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In The Shade Of Sun

Challenge Jazz
2009

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Who Begat Eye

Challenge Jazz
2009

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Astrogeny

Astrogeny

Eremite Records
2006

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Naked Mirror

Naked Mirror

Drimala Records
2002

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