Soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom launches Like Silver Like Song at Sweet Rhythm June 23rd 8 & 10PM


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May 23, 2005

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Soprano Saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom Launches Like Silver Like Song at Sweet Rhythm June 23

Jazz soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom announces the release of her latest Artistshare CD “Like Silver, Like Song" with an elektro-acoustic performance at Sweet Rhythm on Thursday, June 23rd, sets at 8 & 10 pm. Singing the body electric along with Jane will be creative drummer Matt Wilson, bassist Mark Helias, and newcomer Dawn Clement on piano.

Sweet Rhythm, 88 Seventh Ave South in Greenwich Village. Sets at 8 & 10. reservations # 212 255-3626 www.sweetrhythmny.com

“emotionally rich and completely captivating" “Like Silver, Like Song ...the future is here" - John Kelman/ All About Jazz - Jim Santella/ All About Jazz

Jazz/ Experimental Thurs, June 23, 2005 sets at 8 & 10

Jane Ira Bloom/ Like Silver, Like Song w/ Jane Ira Bloom - soprano sax & live electronics Matt Wilson - drums Mark Helias - bass Dawn Clement - piano Sweet Rhythm 88 Seventh Ave South in Greenwich Village, NYC reservations: # 212 255-3626 www.sweetrhythmny.com

contact: [email protected] info: www.janeirabloom.com tel # 212 724-8467

Like Silver, Like Song (ArtistShare 0007) is available at www.janeirabloom.com or www.artistshare.net

Soprano saxophonist/composer Jane Ira Bloom is a pioneer in the use of live electronics and movement in jazz, as well as the possessor of “one of the most gorgeous tones and hauntingly lyrical ballad conceptions of any soprano saxophonist - Pulse"

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, Matt Wilson, Bob Brookmeyer, Julian Priester, Jerry Granelli, Jay Clayton, Mark Dresser, Marc Copland, Bobby Previte, & Fred Hersch. Recent performances include such diverse venues as MOMA, the Kennedy Center, BAM, Grace Cathedral, the Hayden Planetarium, the San Francisco & Willisau Jazz Festivals, as well as regular NYC engagements at Sweet Rhythm and Tonic with her current quartet.

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).

Recent commissions include the Doris Duke New Works grant for “Chasing Paint," a series of compositions inspired by Jackson Pollock and the Philadelphia Music Project for the premiere of “Unexpected Light," a new collaborative work for jazz quartet and lighting design at the Sedgwick Cultural Center in Philadelphia. She recorded her last five albums on Arabesque Jazz and her most recent recording Like Silver, Like Song appears on the innovative Artistshare label. The CD featuring long-time bandmates Mark Dresser (bass), Bobby Previte (drums & e-drums), and electronic keyboardist Jamie Saft was recorded just after the band's performance at Sweet Rhythm last summer and is available at: www.janeirabloom.com

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."


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