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Peter Bloom Jazz Trio in Post Office Square Concert Series, Boston
(Published: July 01, 2018)

Acclaimed jazz flutist Peter H. Bloom, with esteemed colleagues Mark Leighton, guitar and Dave Zox, double-bass, return to the popular Post Office Square Concert Series in downtown Boston on July 24, 2018, playing from 12 noon to 2 pm. Free and open to the public. The stellar trio will perform hits from the Great American Songbook by Harold Arlen, Clifford Brown, George Shearing, Hoagy Carmichael and others, plus sizzling bebop numbers by Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, Bud Powell and others.

Peter H. Bloom, flute, concertizes in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand and is featured on 40 recordings (Sony Classical, Dorian, Leo, other labels). Acclaimed as both a classical and jazz artist, he performs with noted ensembles including Ensemble Chaconne, Olmsted Ensemble, and the world-renowned Aardvark Jazz Orchestra (42nd season). He has given lectures and workshops across the globe on such wide-ranging topics as jazz standards, improvisation, new music and historical performance. The Boston Globe called his playing "a revelation for unforced sweetness and strength," while Arts Fuse wrote, "His solos on flute and amplified flute are always highlights of a performance." Bloom has appeared with jazz luminaries Charles Neville, Jaki Byard, Sheila Jordan, Geri Allen, Mark Harvey, and others. Winner of the American Musicological Society's Noah Greenberg Award, he served as historical performance consultant to The American Museum in Britain, New York Historical Society, and Museum of Fine Arts Boston, where he has performed extensively. His arrangements and compositions are published by Noteworthy Sheet Music.

Mark Leighton is a classical and jazz guitarist known for his superb artistry and wide-ranging repertoire. He has performed as a soloist and ensemble player at venues across the Northeast: Colby College, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, King's Chapel, Corning Community College, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Elmira College, Eastern Nazarene College, Boston Public Library and many others. He is a regular member of Copley Chamber Players. He serves on the Applied Music Faculty at Colby College, teaches at Eastern Nazarene College and St. George's School, and served previously as Artistic Director of First Night Quincy. A graduate of New England Conservatory of Music, Mr. Leighton studied with noted guitarists Robert Sullivan, David Leisner and Sharon Isbin, among others.

Bassist Dave Zox has been performing and teaching throughout New England since 1980. He has performed in concert with internationally renowned musicians such as John Abercrombie, Garrison Fewell, Sheila Jordan, Jim McNeely, Kenny Werner, and Phil Woods, and played with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Artie Shaw Band, Herb Reed and the Platters, and other illustrious groups.

The Peter Bloom Jazz Trio is managed exclusively by Americas Musicworks, Rebecca DeLamotte, Director, telephone 617-776-8778, email: delamotte-amw@comcast.net

More Information: http://www.americasmusicworks.com/peter-h-bloom.html

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