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Flutist Peter H. Bloom to celebrate Ellington and other American masters in New England venues
Flutist Peter H. Bloom, who tours widely with jazz and classical ensembles, will perform in Massachusetts, Maine and Vermont, with shows ranging from Duke Ellington celebrations to music and tap dance from the Great American Songbook.
Peter H. Bloom leads his jazz trio (with Bloom on flute, Mark Leighton on guitar and Dave Zox on string bass) in a show of jazz standards on Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 12 noon to 2:00 pm in the Post Office Square Concert Series, Norman B. Leventhal Park 130 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02110. Free and open to the public.
On July 21, 2019 at 4:00 pm, Bloom will perform with long-time colleague John Funkhouser, piano, in the Sundays on the Hill Concert Series, Church on the Hill, Lawrence Hill Road, Weston VT 05161. The Bloom/Funkhouser duo will celebrate Duke Ellington (1899-1974) in his 120th birthday year, with classics like Take the A Train, I'm Beginning to See the Light, Caravan, and In a Sentimental Mood. Other Ellingtonia will include the lush ballad Chelsea Bridge by Ellington's longtime composing partner Billy Strayhorn and the hit tune Things Ain't What They Used to Be by Duke's son Mercer Ellington. Tickets are $5. For information call 802-824-3704.
Earlier the same day, Bloom and Funkhouser will perform Duke Ellington's sacred music, including Come Sunday and Heaven, for worship service at Grace Episcopal Church in Rutland, Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 10:00 am, 8 Court Street, Rutland, VT 05701. All are welcome. For information, call 802-775-4301
On Thursday, July 26, 2019 at 6:00 pm, The Thomas Memorial Library Summer Concert Series will present The Modernistics (Ted and Pamela Powers, vocals and tap dance; Peter H. Bloom, flute; Mark Leighton, guitar; Dave Zox, string bass) in a free outdoor concert on the Library lawn at 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107. The Thomas Memorial Summer Concerts are an outdoor gathering for patrons of all ages. Attendees are invited to bring a blanket to picnic, or chairs to sit on under a canopy of trees. In the event of rain, the show will move indoors. For information:
Flutist Peter H. Bloom and guitarist Mark Leighton will return to the Post Office Square Concert Series on Thursday, July 30, 2019, playing chamber music and jazz standards from 12 noon until 2:00 pm. The free outdoor concert will be held in Norman B. Leventhal Park 130 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02110.
In a career spanning almost 50 years, Peter H. Bloom (flute, alto flute, bass flute, and piccolo) has concertized in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Bloom performs with classical and jazz ensembles, including Ensemble Chaconne, Ensemble Aubade, mezzo-soprano D'Anna Fortunato, The Karl Henning Ensemble, The Makrokosmos Orchestra, The Modernistics, the FiLmprov Ensemble, and the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra. He has shared the stage with jazz greats Ricky Ford, Jaki Byard, Sheila Jordan, Geri Allen, and other notables. Peter H. Bloom has performed in London, Bangkok, Canberra, Wellington, Ottawa and other world capitals, and in hundreds of cities across 40 states and four continents. He has given lectures and workshops across the globe on such diverse topics as jazz standards, free improvisation, historical performance and chamber music masterworks. He is contributing editor for Noteworthy Sheet Music and is a winner of the American Musicological Society's Noah Greenberg Award. Since 1995, Bloom has given lecture-recitals on historical flutes at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and he has recorded for the Museum's audio guide to musical instruments.
For more on Peter H. Bloom's jazz career: http://www.jazzhistorydatabase.com/
Bloom's discography of 45 recordings includes15 discs with The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, two CDs of classical works by Elizabeth Vercoe (including the November 2018 CD Butterfly Effects on the Navona Records label), two CDs of music heard in 19th century America with the D.C. Halls New Concert and Quadrille Band, multiple recordings of improvised music for the CD set Treasures from American Film Archives issued by the National Film Preservation Foundation, a recording with Ensemble Chaconne entitled Measure for Measure: The Music of Shakespeare's Plays, and other CDs across multiple genres.
Peter H. Bloom is managed by Americas Musicworks.
Americas Musicworks, Rebecca DeLamotte