Bloom School Faculty


David Bloom - Improvisation, Ear training, Composition, Flute, Guitar   (view more)

Highly regarded flutist and guitarist who has directed the Bloom School of Jazz since 1975. He is a prolific composer, arranger and author, having written eight books on jazz including The Minor Blues,The Major Blues, Melodic Chords, II-V-I Progressions, The Mode Book, Melodic Continuity - Modal Linkage, The Question and Answer Book and Anatomy of a Beat.

Spider Saloff - Jazz Vocals   (view more)

Spider is an internationally known jazz vocalist and cabaret performer. She was named Best Female Jazz Vocalist of 1993 by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets.

Kevin Woods - Jazz improvisation, Electric Bass  

Electric bass player par excellance, Kevin is an active musician in the Chicago area as well as an educator.

Nick Bisesi - Saxophone, Flute   (view more)

An accomplished performer and studio musician as well an as educator, Nick has performed with Ray Charles, the Temptations, Bob Hope, David Liebman and others. Recently, he has been touring and promoting the release of his latest CD, Free Time (Hallway Records).

Jim Sellers - Piano, Vocal Coach   (view more)

Jim is an accomplished pianist, composer, arranger, and teacher. He frequently performs at the top jazz venues in the Chicago area with his own groups and as a sideman. His new CD is titled House Hour and is available at local record stores and online.

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