Peter H Bloom Peter H Bloom

Peter H. Bloom, flutes/saxophones, concertizes widely in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand and is featured on more than 45 CDs from labels including Leo Records, 9Winds, SONY Classical, Dorian, and Newport Classic. His career encompasses exploratory jazz, new and improvised music, jazz standards, blues, bebop, and diverse chamber music from the Renaissance to the 21st century. He has worked with acclaimed composer-trumpeter Mark Harvey since 1969, has performed with the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra for 42 years, and appears on 15 Aardvark CDs, including 9 discs on Leo Records. Bloom has performed with such jazz luminaries as Charles Neville, Jaki Byard, Sheila Jordan, Geri Allen, Jay Clayton, Walter Thompson, and Raj Mehta. With Aardvark members, he recorded improvised music for the DVD series Treasures from the American Film Archives, which The New York Times called “one of the best sets of the year.” Peter H. Bloom performs regularly in duos and trios with pianist John Funkhouser, guitarist Mark Leighton, and bassist Dave Zox. For more than 20 years, Bloom has been a member of Kate Matson's FiLmprov (melding improvised music with animated films). He has appeared with the Jazz Expansions Orchestra, Composers in Red Sneakers, Underground Composers, the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble, the International Flute Army, Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival, and Todd Brunel’s Vortex Series for New and Improvised Music, among others. A champion of new music, he has given premieres of works by Mark Harvey, Richard Nelson, Richard Cornell, Elizabeth Vercoe, Pamela Marshall, Narong Prangcharoen, Edward Jacobs, Tim O'Dell, Elliott Schwartz, Karl Henning, Len Detlor, Marianela Maduro, Matt Samolis and others. He is a winner of the American Musicological Society’s Noah Greenberg award. Bloom has given lectures/workshops/master classes across the globe on such diverse topics as improvisation, new music, jazz standards, and historical performance, including numerous lecture-recitals at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Bloom is contributing editor for Noteworthy Sheet Music, an online resource specializing in downloadable, rare editions of music for flute, alto flute and other instruments.

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”a revelatory experience, one that opened up entirely new vistas in terms of freedom, spontaneity, and collective creation” – Coda Magazine (Mark Harvey, 2007).

“Performers capable of such intimate conversation are rare, despite many technically excellent players; Peter Bloom and Mary Jane Rupert are among the illustrious few.” Dr. David Tattersall, Director University of Canberra College of Music (Australia)

“his solos on flute and amplified flute are always highlights of a performance” -ArtsFuse

“exquisite melody caressed lovingly by Peter Bloom's lead flute,...the improvisations growing organically out of the theme.” - Jazz Improv

“The boisterous musings eventually give way to a delightful 4/4 pulse and Peter Bloom’s hip, jazzy flute work

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Albums by Peter H Bloom

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