Jane Ira Bloom/Beyond The Brain Saturday, January 6 at Tonic


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Beyond the Brain

with Matt Wilson, drums
Mark Helias, bass
Dawn Clement, piano & keyboards


107 Norfolk St. (btwn Delancey & Rivington)
Tel # 212 358-7501

Beyond the Brain was created with support from Chamber Music America's New Works: Creation & Presentation Program, funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Soprano saxophonist/composer Jane Ira Bloom was recently awarded the 2007 Mary Lou Williams Jazz Award for lifetime service to jazz. Winner of the 2006 Jazz Journalists award for soprano saxophone, the IWJ Jazz Masters Award, and the IAJE Charlie Parker Fellowship for jazz innovation, Bloom, a former NASA artist was also honored by having an asteroid named in her honor (asteroid:6083janeirabloom) by the International Astronomical Union. Recent performances with her quartet include the Virginia Arts Festival, The Lensic Theatre (NM), the first International Society of Improvisers Conference (MI), and Sweet Rhythm (NYC). She has composed for the American Composers Orchestra, the St Luke's Chamber Ensemble and the Pilobolus, Paradigm, and Philadanco dance companies and looks forward to scoring a new work for legendary dancer/choreographer Carmen DeLavallade in 2007. Her latest CD Like Silver, Like Song on the innovative ArtistShare label appears on numerous top ten jazz lists and is available at the website below. “Bloom remains one of the most individual and compelling voices on the soprano saxophone"--Gary Giddins, Village Voice

This marks the premiere performance of Bloom's CMA/Doris Duke new works commission.

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