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Bobby Broom was born in Harlem, New York, on January 18, 1961, and raised on Manhattan’s
Upper West Side. He began studying the guitar at age 12, concentrating on jazz under the aegis of
Harlem-based guitar instructor Jimmy Carter. A 16-year-old prodigy at the High School of Music and Art (now known as the LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts), he played in the jazz ensemble and was awarded for Outstanding Jazz Improvisation during his senior year.
Chaperoned by Weldon Irvine (an early mentor of his, composer for Freddie Hubbard and Horace Silver, bandleader for Nina Simone, and lyricist of “To Be Young, Gifted and Black”), the 16-year-old Broom found himself in an East Side NYC jazz club for the purpose of being taught to sit in. That lesson became a reality for Broom when Al Haig, pianist for Charlie Parker, invited him to join in for a couple of tunes. Impressed by the youngster’s playing, Haig offered him the chance to play with him at Gregory’s on the Upper East Side whenever he wanted. Broom ended up playing two or three times a week there, and also got to play, with great awe, with another notable Bird keyboardist, Walter Bishop, Jr.
Jazz Honors The Beatles
by AAJ Staff
All About Jazz is honoring The Fab Four in the year of the 60th anniversary of the release of their first album (Please Please Me). This collective tribute was originally published in September 2009--as a living document, we'll add more quotes & stories over time (see how-to in comments section). We also compiled a companion playlist ...
The New Standard in Jazz Backing Tracks
A New Generation of Jazz Backing Tracks Backing tracks are a valuable practice tool for musicians of all levels. Let’s face it, we don’t all live in a major city where we can play with top players every night and sometimes we need some inspiration to keep us motivated during those long hours in the shed. ...
Jazz Musician of the Day: Bobby Broom
All About Jazz is celebrating Bobby Broom's birthday today! Bobby Broom was born in Harlem, New York, on January 18, 1961, and raised on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. He began studying the guitar at age 12, concentrating on jazz under the aegis of Harlem-based guitar instructor Jimmy Carter. A 16-year-old prodigy at the High School of ...
By Bobby Broom
Label: Steele Records
Bobby Broom: Keyed Up
by Jack Bowers
On his latest album, Keyed Up, the well-traveled and well-respected guitarist Bobby Broom pays tribute to pianists who have been an important part of [his] musical life." As he writes, ..."many great pianists who didn't need to include my six-string version of what they could already do harmonically and melodically saw fit to include me. Perhaps, ...
Bobby Broom And Bobby Watson: Tried And True
by Doug Collette
The conventions of traditional jazz can provide a refreshing simplicity. If proffered with sufficient panache and ingenuity, the music transcends its superficial stylistic principles and tenders what amounts to a reboot of the psyche. So it is with Bobby Broom's Keyed Up and Bobby Watson's Back Home In Kansas City; with both of these albums, the ...
Jazz From Movie and TV Music
by Jerome Wilson
This show features jazz versions of movie and television music, both soundtrack themes and songs that originated in movies. Musicians heard on the show include Dominique Eade, Bill Evans, Sonny Rollins, Bing Crosby, Marty Krystall, and Eri Yamamoto. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & ...
Guitarist Bobby Broom Celebrates The Jazz Piano Greats With 'Keyed Up,' Set For September 23 Release on Steele Records
Master jazz guitarist Bobby Broom casts his ear on the masters of another instrument—the piano—with the September 23 release of Keyed Up (Steele Records). An exploration of compositions by (or associated with) great jazz pianists, the album is also Broom’s first in almost 30 years to itself feature an acoustic pianist. Justin Dillard, a youngish, fast-rising ...
Pat Martino Top Ten Albums: More Than Meets The Eye
by Ian Patterson
Hugely admired by his peers, guitarist Pat Martino never really enjoyed the high profile accorded the likes of John McLaughlin, John Abercrombie, Pat Metheny or John Scofield, though in that esteemed company the Philadelphian guitarist, who passed away in 2021, surely belongs. In a sixty-year career, interrupted for the guts of a decade by ...