Jazz School News, Thoughts and Events.

50th Anniversary of Bloom's First Band

Posted by David Bloom on Nov 7, 2023 8:49:03 PM

Fifty years ago on October 28, 1973, my first band "Focus" played a gig in Hyde Park at the Quadrangle Club. I used to have lunch there with my father where he would point out two or three Nobel Prize laureates (not intimidating at all). This place was a home-away-from-home for some very serious world-class brain power professors (including my dad Benjamin Bloom) from the University of Chicago.

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A’s and F’s in Jazz Schools

Posted by David Bloom on Dec 6, 2010 6:17:00 PM

In America, people who get A’s are smart, disciplined, and will help to enlighten society. And people who get F’s are stupid, uncreative, and probably will have no effect on society. Right? 

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The Best I Can do

Posted by David Bloom on Sep 29, 2010 8:36:00 AM

For years I have heard people say “that’s the best I could do.” It’s a nice notion that someone did the very best that they could do. But was it?

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Topics: jazz, bloom school, the best i could do, potential, i can do better