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Bloom School Of Jazz Musical Storytelling Soloing Workshop

January 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn to take improvised solos in 2024

Cost: Complimentary

Value: Life-changing for you and your listeners

The Bloom School of Jazz founder David Bloom, winner of Jazz Educator of the Year award in 2017, will show you how to create dramatic, prideful storytelling solos using what you already know with his innovative exercises. For fifty years, he has helped thousands of intermediate to professional musicians in many genres take world-class solos. Some notable alumni include Mark Colby, Paul Von Mertens, Anthony Wonsey, Steve Rodby, Rob Mazurek, Larry Gray, Ryan Cohan, and Cliff Colnot.

Bring your saxophone or other instrument to this interactive workshop to elevate your solos. Everyone is invited to attend and watch. Intermediate through advanced players (regardless of style) can participate.

Please forward this invitation to your music contacts in Evanston or Chicago’s North suburbs. If you have any questions, email dbloomjazz@gmail.com.

David Bloom also offers instruction in Arranging, Composition and CD Production.

“My time at your school was one of great exploration and discovery; the teachers, students and the whole scene was buzzing with excitement. I especially recall the deep appreciation of the masters and the guidance I got about who to listen to, and what to listen for. Learning what distinguishes the most important players in jazz, and bebop in particular. Beyond technical knowledge, there was always a primary emphasis on the aesthetics, emotion and artistry of jazz. I still think about these things today when I listen to improvisers; time, articulation, phrasing and emotion. In short; I learned who to listen to, what to listen for and how to apply it to my own music.”

– Paul Von Mertens, Musical Director Brian Wilson Band

“David Bloom’s teaching has always been special, and studying with him has always been a great help to me, at different points in my career. Both his specific gifts as a teacher and his knowledge of the music in general allow him to make a serious contribution to anyone’s playing – beginner or seasoned professional. David can teach the notes, but is tireless with his attention to phrasing, dynamics, and the very meaning of music itself. The work runs wide, and it runs deep.”

– Steven Rodby, 13-time Grammy Award-winning Bassist and Producer for the Pat Metheny Group.

“[Studying with David] opened me up to pursuing my own compositional ideas. That experience has stayed with me and I thank David for bringing out other parts of my musical personality.”

– Mark Colby, world-class saxophonist

For Serious Musicians Only

Prepare for your own world-class solos and read this complimentary e-book:

Bloom’s Ten Commandments of Jazz Soloing.

Come to the event and receive your complimentary poster of Bloom’s Ten Commandments of Jazz Soloing.

Discover and Develop YOUR Musical Story

at Bloom School of Jazz

dbloomjazz@gmail.com (773) 860-8300


January 14
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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822 Custer Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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