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Theatre & Music

Jamey Aebersold Jazz Concert Series with Bobby Broom Trio

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Wednesday 10.23.19 7:30 PM
Sponsored by jazz pedagogue and publisher Jamey Aebersold, the Jazz Concert Series at UIC will showcase the work of established Chicago jazz artists throughout the Fall of 2019. Free and open to the public by Mr. Aebersold’s request, the Series provides the School of Theatre and Music an opportunity to share jazz with our community, and a place for our students to observe jazz skills. 

Proudly Sponsored by WDCB 90.9 Jazz FM

Located in Room L285

Heralded as “one of the most musical guitarists of our times,” by author and jazz critic Ted Gioia, Bobby has spent the new millennium focusing on his musical output as a leader.  He has recorded with both his Bobby Broom Trio and the disbanded, Deep Blue Organ Trio for the Premonition, Delmark and Origin labels. His Plays for Monk was released in spring 2009, The Way I Play in April 2008, and Deep Blue’s Wonderfu1! in 2011 and Folk Music in 2007. Bobby was recognized as one of the top guitarists in Down Beat magazine’s annual Readers’ Poll in 2015 as well as their Critics Poll for 4 years, from 2012–2014 and in 2017.  His Deep Blue CD, Wonderfu1!, reached number one on both US national jazz radio charts.  His latest BBT release, My Shining Hour (Origin, 2014)received a New York Times review and placed at number three on the US national jazz radio chart. Throughout his career, Broom has continued to garner praise and encouragement from his peers and elders.  Sonny Rollins has said, “Bobby is the reason I like the guitar.” Fellow guitarists also laud Broom, including those that he admires such as John Scofield, George Benson and Pat Metheny, who cited Broom’s 2007 Song and Dance recording as “one of the best (jazz) guitar trio records ever!”

Upcoming Jamey Aebersold Concerts:
November 27: Henry Johnson Quartet 
January 22: Robert Irving III Quartet 
February 26: Marlene Rosenberg Quartet 
March 18: Cheryl Wilson Quartet 
April 15: Mark Colby Quartet