Bloom, Jane Ira

JIBloom

Jane Ira  Bloom
MM, Music, Yale School of Music
Professor, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music

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Areas of Expertise:
Jazz improvisation and composition; Interdisciplinary collaboration/ NASA Art Program
Profile:

Jane Ira Bloom, a soprano saxophonist and composer, has been developing her unique musical voice for more than 30 years. A pioneer in the use of live electronics and movement in jazz, she has been described by Pulse magazine as having “one of the most gorgeous tones and hauntingly lyrical ballad conceptions of any soprano saxophonist.”

Ms. Bloom was awarded a 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship in music composition. She has also won numerous awards, including the 2007 Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Award for lifetime service to jazz; the 2001, 2003, and 2006 Jazz Journalists Award for Soprano Sax of the Year; and the Charlie Parker Fellowship for Jazz Innovation. She was the first musician commissioned by the NASA Art Program and has an asteroid named in her honor by the International Astronomical Union, asteroid 6083janeirabloom.

Courses Taught:
  • Linear Composition for Improvisers
  • Ornette Coleman Ensemble
  • Standards: The Art of the Ballad
  • Music Composition & The Collaborative Impulse
Recent Publications:

Sixteen Sunsets (2013) (CD)

Wingwalker (2011) (CD)

Mental Weather (2007) (CD)

Like Silver, Like Song (2004) (CD)

Chasing Paint: Jane Ira Bloom Meets Jackson Pollock (2002) (CD)

 


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