"My time at [Bloom School of Jazz] was one of great exploration and discovery; the teachers, students and the whole scene was buzzing with excitement. I especially recall the deep appreciation of the masters and the guidance I got about who to listen to, and what to listen for. Learning what distinguishes the most important players in jazz, and bebop in particular. Beyond technical knowledge, there was always a primary emphasis on the aesthetics, emotion and artistry of jazz. I still think about these things today when I listen to improvisers; time, articulation, phrasing and emotion. In short; I learned who to listen to, what to listen for and how to apply it to my own music."
- Paul Von Mertens, Musical Director Brian Wilson Band
David Bloom Interview in Chicago Jazz Magazine
As seen in Chicago Jazz Magazine: "Chicagoan David Bloom had a calling. Born into a family of educators and with a passion for music, aesthetics and self-expression, it seems he was destined to become a jazz teacher.
Unlike most music teachers who focus on a particular instrument, Bloom’s approach is primarily at the macro level––helping students and professionals alike to develop or fine-tune their jazz concepts.
He is a master at cutting though to what matters, and of communicating difficult concepts to his students in easy-to-grasp ways..."
Read the full interview here
Below: David Bloom on the cover of Chicago Jazz Magazine (Spring 2018).
Bloom School of Jazz Anniversary "Cool Heat" Concert, broadcast on WTTW Chicago:
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