Hailed for “beautiful phrasing, consummate duet passages, superb technical facility” (St. Andrews Performing Arts),Bloom and Rupert have performed together for 20 years, with recent tours in New Zealand, Australia, Thailand and the Midwest, Southeast and Northeastern United States. Peter H. Bloom concertizes internationally and appears on 35 recordings from labels including Sony Classical, Dorian, Leo Records, and others. Winner of the American Musicological Society’s Noah Greenberg Award, he is a distinguished classical artist and a noted jazz musician. The Boston Globe called his playing “a revelation for unforced sweetness and strength,” while JazzImprov praised his "exquisite melody." Mary Jane Rupert, acclaimed by The New York Times as exhibiting "indeed, real sensitivity,"
“2” is featured on the title track of a new CD from Navona Records,Kleemation and Other Works by Elizabeth Vercoe (“outstanding in every respect, an artistic masterwork” – Dr. Laura G. Kafka, IAWM Journal). Kleemation was recently published by Noteworthy Sheet Music http://noteworthysheetmusic.com
In another December event, Peter H. Bloom (flute and alto saxophone) will perform with the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra December 21 at Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA as the band gives its 41st Annual Christmas Concert, featuring the complete Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn Nutcracker Suite. The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, led by founder/director Mark Harvey, is one of the longest running large jazz ensembles in the world. The orchestra has given more than 150 premieres and has released 11 CDs, including 6 discs on the prestigious Leo Label. Aardvark has been praised for “lush sonorities and a saxophonic blend worthy of Duke’s finest reed sections” (Jazz Times). For information on the December 21 show, call 617-776-8778. Tickets are $20 and proceeds will benefit Pine Street Inn, the largest provider of permanent supportive housing, emergency shelter, job training and placement, and street outreach for homeless men and women in New England.
The Duo “2” and the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra are managed exclusively by Americas Musicworks, Rebecca DeLamotte, Managing Director, telephone 617-776-8778. Email: