Bloom/Funkhouser Duo, Concert Celebrating Great Poets, Great American Songbook

Bloom/Funkhouser Duo, hailed by The New York City Jazz Record for "infectious brio," to play at Wilton CT Library in the beautiful Brubeck Room, Classics from the Great American Songbook. "Master musicians!" (CultureJazz.France)
WILTON, Conn. - Nov. 12, 2023 - PRLog -- The Wilton Library presents a live concert November 16 at 7:00 pm with the internationally acclaimed Bloom/Funkhouser Duo (Peter H. Bloom, flute and John Funkhouser, piano), Celebrating Great Poets of the Great American Songbook.   The duo will perform in the Brubeck Room, Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd, Wilton, CT 06897. Free admission.  Information: (203) 762-3950.

Hailed for "infectious brio" (The New York City Jazz Record), Peter and John will play classics like Sunny Side of the Street (lyrics by Dorothy Fields), It's Only a Paper Moon (lyrics by Yip Harburg), Skylark (lyrics by Johnny Mercer), A Foggy Day in London Town (lyrics by Ira Gershwin), Georgia on My Mind (lyrics by Stuart Gorell), and Night and Day (music and lyrics by Cole Porter).

Bloom and Funkhouser have performed together for 30 years, praised for "jubilation in their swinging performances" (Textura Magazine, Ontario) and called "a fine partnership, one that brings some serious spark to these tunes." (

Peter H. Bloom performs in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, New Zealand, and Australia, and appears on 48 CDs.   A 47-year veteran with the famed Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, he has shared the stage with Sheila Jordan, Jaki Byard, Geri Allen, Ricky Ford, Charles Neville, and other jazz luminaries.   Jazz Improv praised his "exquisite melody," while ArtsFuse wrote, "Bloom's solos on flute and amplified flute are always highlights of a performance."

John Funkhouser
has appeared with notables like Joe Lovano, Steve Gadd, Bobby Watson, Esperanza Spalding, and Tierney Sutton.  Hailed for "a unique and engaging sound" (North Denver Tribune), he has performed at Birdland, Blue Note, Dizzy's in New York, the Kennedy Center, and in top venues from Chicago to Singapore. He taught at Berklee College of Music from 2001 to 2021.  "Funkhouser is masterful…maintaining a delicate balance of power and agility with an instinctive musical sense."  (

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The Bloom-Funkhouser Duo is managed by Americas Musicworks, Rebecca DeLamotte, Managing Director, 29 Newbury Street, Somerville, MA 02144-2442 USA.  Tel:  617-776-8778.  Email:

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