Soprano Saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom & Like Silver, Like Song at Sweet Rhythm & Tonic two Thursdays in June
Jazz soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom returns to Sweet Rhythm and Tonic with her elektro-acoustic quartet Like Silver, Like Song Thursday, June 1 & 8. Joining Jane will be creative drummer Matt Wilson, bassist Mark Helias, and newcomer Dawn Clement on piano & keyboards. The band brought the house down at the 2006 IAJE Festival and always fires up for gigs in the city. Thursday, June 1 at Sweet Rhythm, 88 Seventh Ave. South, sets at 8 & 10. reservations # 212 255-3626. Thursday, June 8 at Tonic, 107 Norfolk St., 8pm. tel # 212 358-7501.
Welcome to the 21st Century. Bloom's highly expressive quartet captures the spirit of a generation of jazz artists who respect the past, live the present, and sample the future...There's no turning back. The future is here." - Jim Santella/All About Jazz
Like Silver, Like Song reminds one why an ongoing working band usually comes up with the best music around" - John Ephland/Downbeat
Jane Ira Bloom/Like Silver, Like Song
Jane Ira Bloom - soprano sax & live electronics
Matt Wilson - drums
Mark Helias - bass
Dawn Clement - piano & keyboards
Thurs, June 1, 2006 sets at 8 & 10
88 Seventh Ave South in Greenwich Village, NYC
reservations: # 212 255-3626
Thursday, June 8, 2006 8 pm
107 Norfolk St. (btwn Delancy & Rivington)
tel # 212 358-7501
Her continuing commitment to pushing the envelope" in her music has led to collaborations with such outstanding improvising artists as Kenny Wheeler, Charlie Haden, Ed Blackwell, Min Xiao-Fen, Rufus Reid, Bob Brookmeyer, Julian Priester, Jerry Granelli, Jay Clayton, Mark Dresser, Jamie Saft, Bobby Previte, & Fred Hersch. Recent performances include such diverse venues as Carnegie Hall, Grace Cathedral, the Hayden Planetarium, the San Francisco & Earshot Jazz Festivals, as well as NYC engagements at Dizzy's Club, Sweet Rhythm, and Tonic.
Winner of the 2003 Jazz Journalists Award for soprano sax of the year, the Downbeat International Critics Poll for soprano saxophone, and the Charlie Parker Fellowship for Jazz Innovation, she is the first musician ever commissioned by the NASA Art Program, and was honored to have an asteroid named in her honor by the International Astronomical Union (asteroid 6083janeirabloom).
She's recorded five CDs on Arabesque Jazz and her most recent recording 'Like Silver Like Song' appears on the innovative Artistshare label. The CD was cited on numerous top ten jazz lists including Best Music of 2005 by jazz critics Derk Richardson/ SF Gate, Rusty Hassan, & Elzy Kolb. Jazz critic Bob Blumenthal has described Bloom as a leader with a commitment to beauty and adventure." Bill Milkowski has called her A true jazz original...a restlessly creative spirit, and a modern day role model for any aspiring musician who dares to follow his or her own vision."