Bobby Broom Quartet
Thursday, February 16, 7:30 p.m.
Dennis Carroll, bass
Kobie Watkins, drums
Justin Dillard, piano and Hammond Skx
(personnel subject to change)
Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as “offering an object lesson in what an inventive jazz musician can do with a familiar song,” guitarist Bobby Broom has been defying conventions for four decades. After early years touring and playing with such giants as Sonny Rollins, Kenny Burrell, Miles Davis, and Stanley Turrentine, Broom has led and recorded with numerous trios and quartets since the 1990s. Broom was a regular opening act for pop legends Steely Dan. He is a five-time winner for best jazz guitarist in DownBeat magazine’s annual polls.
This spring tour finds Broom and his quartet performing material from the critically lauded September 2022 release Keyed Up. The album, Broom's fourteenth as a bandleader, adds dynamic Chicago pianist/organist Justin Dillard to Broom's longstanding trio, and focuses on interpretations of compositions by some of jazz music's greate pianist/composers, including Bud Powell, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, McCoy Tyner, Horace Silver, and Mulgrew Miller.