Jazz School News, Thoughts and Events.

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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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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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

March 2017: Young Bloom Student Awarded Tim Alcock Guitar Scholarship

Posted by David Bloom on Mar 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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Topics: Awards, Scholarship, Youth, Guitar

February 2017: Bringing Music to Kids: Bloom Foundation 501(c)3 is Born

Posted by David Bloom on Feb 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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Topics: Youth, NFP, Bloom Foundation, Musical Taste Test, Culture

Improvisation for Classical Musicians Seminar

Posted by David Bloom on May 26, 2015 10:18:00 AM

Sunday, June 28th

You have already developed a significant relationship between you, your instrument and music. Through your playing you have paid homage to great composers and great music. You have meticulously rendered the instructions given to you on the written page. Now is the time to let your own melodic musings come out of your imagination. 

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Minor Blues Story Telling Contest For Teenagers

Posted by David Bloom on Oct 2, 2014 4:05:00 PM


Band Directors and Music Teachers,

We are excited to notify you of the first Minor Blues Story Telling Contest For Teenagers (13-19) sponsored by the Bloom School of Jazz.

 This contest is being given to promote improvised musical story telling awareness and accountability.

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Read This Now: The Ten Commandments of Jazz Soloing

Posted by David Bloom on May 14, 2014 3:37:00 PM


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Read this now

Posted by David Bloom on Mar 7, 2014 6:43:00 PM

Check out our new MAGIC MUSIC MOMENTS

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