Peter H. Bloom, flutes/saxophones, concertizes widely in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand and is featured on 48 CDs from labels including Leo Records, 9Winds, SONY Classical, Dorian, and Newport Classic. His latest CD is Exuberant Ellingtonia: Flute & Piano Sessions with the Bloom/Funkhouser Duo (available January 2022 from Americas Musicworks). Bloom is featured on the 2-CD set, A Rite for All Souls by The Mark Harvey Group (July 2020, Americas Musicworks), reviewed by Troy Dostert in AllAboutJazz, who wrote that Bloom's expansive creativity on a range of saxophones is one of the delights of this recording. Bloom is also featured on The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra's Faces of Souls (2020, Leo Records).
Bloom's 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 46 years, has been a member of FiLmprov since its creation in 1996, is a founding member of The Modernistics, and has led his own jazz groups for decades. Bloom appears on 16 Aardvark CDs, including 10 discs on Leo Records. He has performed with such jazz luminaries as Charles Neville, Jaki Byard, Sheila Jordan, Geri Allen, Ricky Ford, 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.”