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August 31, 2012To: Listings/Critics/Features
From: Jazz Promo Services
Press Contact: Jim Eigo, jim@jazzpromoservices.com
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Jane Ira Bloom Quartet
Wingwalker
Sun., Sept. 2nd 8:30pm
CORNELIA STREET CAFE
29 Cornelia St.
Greenwich Village, NY
tel # 212 989-9319
Jane Ira Bloom Quartet/  WingwalkerJane Ira Bloom   soprano sax & live electronics
Dawn Clement   piano
Mark Helas   bass
Bobby Previte    drums“…intense lyricism, striking melodies, subtle electronics and a rock-solid band.”

  • Steve Smith, Time Out NY


“Something new and exciting… like hang gliding through the universe…overflowing with imagination”
–   Don Albert, Newstime

2012 Jazz Journalists Association Award winner for Soprano Saxophone, Jane Ira Bloom returns to Cornelia Café with her quartet featuring long-time bandmates Dawn Clement – piano, Mark Helias – bass, and Bobby Previte -drums.  This is a band of seasoned composer/ performers who have a lot of history together walking the wings. They’ll reprise selections from their critically acclaimed Wingwalker CD and venture forth into new airspace where no woman or man has gone before. Don’t miss this special one time event.

 

 

BIO
Soprano saxophonist/composer Jane Ira Bloom has been steadfastly developing her unique voice on the soprano saxophone for over 30 years. She is a pioneer in the use of live electronics and movement in jazz, as well as the possessor of “one of the most gorgeous tones and hauntingly lyrical ballad conceptions of any soprano saxophonist – Pulse.”  Her continuing commitment to “pushing the envelope” in her music has led to collaborations with such outstanding jazz artists as Kenny Wheeler, Charlie Haden, Ed Blackwell, Rufus Reid, Matt Wilson, Bob Brookmeyer, Julian Priester, Jerry Granelli, Matt Wilson, Mark Dresser, Bobby Previte, Fred Hersch, and the electronica band M’Lumbo. She’s also spearheaded collaborative world music groups featuring world music virtuosi Min Xioa-Fen on Chinese pipa, South Indian veena artist Geetha Ramanathan Bennett, and Korean komungo player Jin Hi Kim. She has performed at such diverse venues as Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Museum of Modern Art, the Kennedy Center, the United Nations, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the Smithsonian’s Einstein Planetarium, the Montreal, JVC, and San Francisco Jazz Festivals as well as regular engagements in NYC and tours of England, Portugal, Switzerland and Brazil with her quartet.
She has garnered numerous awards for her creativity including a Guggenheim Fellowship in music composition and residency at the Baryshnikov Arts Center. Winner of the Mary Lou Williams Women In Jazz Award for lifetime service to jazz, the Jazz Journalists Award and Downbeat International Critics Poll for soprano saxophone, the Charlie Parker Fellowship for Jazz Innovation and the International Women in Jazz Jazz Masters Award, she is the first musician ever commissioned by the NASA Art Program and was also honored by having an asteroid named in her honor by the International Astronomical Union (asteroid 6083janeirabloom). A jazz festival in Brooklyn, NY featuring cutting edge woman artists was named in her honor (The 2009 Bloom Festival).She has garnered numerous awards for her creativity including a Guggenheim Fellowship in music composition and residency at the Baryshnikov Arts Center. Winner of the Mary Lou Williams Women In Jazz Award for lifetime service to jazz, the Jazz Journalists Award and Downbeat International Critics Poll for soprano saxophone, the Charlie Parker Fellowship for Jazz Innovation and the International Women in Jazz Jazz Masters Award, she is the first musician ever commissioned by the NASA Art Program and was also honored by having an asteroid named in her honor by the International Astronomical Union (asteroid 6083janeirabloom). A jazz festival in Brooklyn, NY featuring cutting edge woman artists was named in her honor (The 2009 Bloom Festival).

A strong visual thinker and a cinematic stylist, Bloom’s affinity for other art forms such as painting, film, theatre and dance has both enriched her music and brought her into contact with other innovative artists such as actors Vanessa Redgrave & Joanne Woodward, painter Dan Namingha, cartoonist Jules Feiffer, and legendary dancer/ choreographer Carmen DeLavallade. She has composed for the American Composers Orchestra (NYC), the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, the Pilobolus, Paradigm, & Philadanco Dance Companies writing works for large ensemble involving her signature movement techniques. She created a discussion/ performance series on improvisation at the Philoctetes Center for the Multi-Disciplinary Study of Imagination in NYC, presenting a wide range of programs including a performance with pianist Fred Hersch and bassist Drew Gress (The Art of the Ballad) and panel discussion with neuroscientist Josh McDermott and Arabic music scholar Toufiq Ben Amor (Dancing on the Ceiling: Music and the Brain). Videos can be viewed online at:   http://philoctetes.org/past_programs/

 

 

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