Sat Mar 25
5377 N. College Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46220
“[Bobby Broom is] one of the most musical guitarists of our times...” - TED GIOIA, JAZZ HISTORIAN AND AUTHOR
"Broom is the full monty: ultra-refined timing and tone, continuous flow of ideas, a touch of grease, a treat for the connoisseur.” - JOHN CORBETT, DOWNBEAT
Harlem Born, New York City raised, Bobby Broom has been heralded as “one of the most musical guitarists of our time” by jazz historian and author, Ted Gioia. Playing Carnegie Hall with Sonny Rollins and Donald Byrd at age 16, Broom recorded his debut as a leader, “Clean Sweep,” for GRP Records at age 20. He’s played and /or recorded with Kenny Burrell, Hugh Masakela, Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Stanley Turrentine, Dave Grusin, Charles Earland, Miles Davis, Kenny Garrett and Dr. John, among others. Broom has been recognized as one of the top guitarists by Down Beat magazine’s annual Reader’s Poll in 2015 & 2020, as well as their Critics Poll for four years, from 2012-2014 and again in 2017. His latest quartet recording, “Keyed Up,” released in late 2022, is an homage to some of the great pianist/composers in jazz.