Jazz School News, Thoughts and Events.

Workshop Announcement: Jimi Hendrix Master Class, Saturday 4/21/18 2 PM with Guitarist Pat Fleming: RSVP Only

Posted by David Bloom on Apr 9, 2018 5:51:27 PM

To RSVP, call (773) 860-8300 or email hannah@bloomschoolofjazz.com.

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Understanding Storytelling and How it Can Dramatically Improve Your Music

Posted by David Bloom on Apr 6, 2018 4:03:16 PM

Many great musicians and music teachers have described good music as storytelling . A story is a series of events that usually involve overcoming an obstacle. Great stories set up a scenario and then surprise us with the ending-boring stories don't. People from every culture love stories, whether sharing what they learned or following the exciting journey of a certain character.
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Jimi Hendrix -- Past, Present And Future

Posted by Pat Fleming on Mar 30, 2018 5:55:57 PM

by Pat Fleming

So much has been said, written about, or otherwise imparted about Jimi Hendrix that it is well nigh impossible to say anything original about him. However, I do think it might be useful to try to sum up some of the most insightful observations about Jimi, hopefully in order to gain a deeper understanding of his importance in music history. 

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Practice Tips: One Week To Better Solos

Posted by David Bloom on Mar 22, 2018 1:20:33 PM

Practice Tips
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Topics: inspiration, jazz intro

The Power of Slow: Tips for Beginning and Intermediate Players

Posted by David Bloom on Mar 13, 2018 12:00:00 AM

The Power of Slow

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Topics: jazz education

Bloom School of Jazz Vocal Class Recital November 18th, 2017, 1:00pm at Andy's Jazz Club in Chicago

Posted by David Bloom on Oct 24, 2017 4:59:30 PM

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Improvisation Workshop with David Bloom in Minnesota: June 23-25, 2017

Posted by David Bloom on Jun 15, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Join us for Weekend Workshop with David Bloom: Improvisation for all instrumentalists and vocalists in all genres, on June 23-35, 2017. 

This is David Bloom's second workshop in the Twin Cities as he expands his teaching nationally.

"I can hardly believe how far I progressed in such a short period."  -J.O.

"I learned a ton about teaching: it's art, science, and a little bit of soul." -N.N.

Students, band directors, music teachers, instrumentalists and vocalists, as well as professional musicians will experience dramatic results in their musical artistry. 

Thank you to Hot Spot Music in Northfield, Mn.


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Topics: workshop

June 18, 2017 Workshop and Concert with Gene Bertoncini and Larry Gray, 7:00pm

Posted by David Bloom on Jun 2, 2017 3:35:53 PM

Students and musicians are invited to the Workshop and Concert featuring Gene Bertoncini and Larry Gray, held June 18, 2017 at 7:00pm at Bloom School of Jazz, 226 S. Wabash. Admission $15. RSVP by emailing dbloomjazz@gmail.com, or call 773-860-8300.
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Topics: chicago jazz, jazz events, bloom school of jazz, workshop, concerts

David Bloom Receives "Jazz Educator of the Year" 2017 Award from Jazz Institute of Chicago

Posted by David Bloom on Apr 10, 2017 7:00:00 AM

The Jazz Institute of Chicago, dedicated to promoting and nurturing jazz in Chicago, has recognized David Bloom with a Jazz Educator of the Year Award for 2017. Also recognized is Dr. Roosevelt Griffin III. 

Enjoy an evening of food, music and fun honoring these two educators on April 19, 2017 at The Standard Club. For more information about this event, click here.

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Topics: david bloom, Awards

Congratulations to Spider Saloff: 2017 Bistro Award Recipient

Posted by David Bloom on Apr 3, 2017 5:46:00 PM

A New York cabaret artist who has made Chicago her home since 1994, Spider Saloff is being recognized for Ongoing Jazz Artistry. This 2017 Bistro Award, for her masterful musical technique and her ability to illuminate the meaning of every song, will be awarded March 13 in New York City.

To register for vocal classes with Spider Saloff at Bloom School of Jazz, please call 773-860-8300 or email davidbloom@bloomschoolofjazz.com

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Topics: Jazz Vocal