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Bobby Broom’s organ trio, the Organi-Sation commands the stage, whether in concert or an intimate club setting.

This collection of performances was recorded in 2014 during their tour as opening act for Steely Dan, and again in 2019 during a week-long engagement at Chicago’s famed, Jazz Showcase.

The Organi-Sation, featuring Ben Paterson on Hammond B3 organ and Kobie Watkins’ drums, displays power, finesse, wide-ranging stylistic exploration, and a telepathic musical ethos – all the while, staying true to the song.

1) Intro Announcement
2) Superstition 7:20
3) Band Introductions
4) Layla 7:56
5) Tennessee Waltz 4:39
6) The Jitterbug Waltz. 7:02
7) The House of The Rising Sun 8:00
8) Tadd’s Delight 10:07
9) The Long and Winding Road 6:19
10) Speak Low 11:52

Bobby Broom – Guitar, Producer

Ben Paterson, Hammond B3 organ

Kobie Watkins, Drums

Concert sound capture, audio engineer, Peter D. Thompson

Club sound capture, audio engineer, Timothy Powell/Metro Mobile

Patrick L Smith, Mixing, mastering, and 2-track digital sculpting.

Performances

The Bobby Broom Organi-Sation: Ben Paterson, organ & Kobie Watkins, drums  

Date City Venue Country
Bobby Broom
08/17/24 Indianapolis, IN The Jazz Kitchen US
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Buy Tickets

The Bobby Broom Trio w/ Dennis Carroll & Kobie Watkins  

Date City Venue Country
Bobby Broom
09/28/24 Chicago, IL Hyde Park Jazz Fest US
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Buy Tickets

Bobby Broom/Peter Bernstein 4tet  

Date City Venue Country
12/08/24 Columbia, MO We Always Swing Jazz Series US
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. More information

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Bio

Born in Harlem and raised there and on the Upper West Side of NYC, Bobby Broom took up guitar at 12 and five years later, in 1977, made his first appearance with Sonny Rollins at Carnegie Hall. Even prior to that auspicious start, he had dedicated himself to the art, culture, and life of jazz, with the goals of learning to express himself within the idiom, while honoring its historical traditions and spirit.

Nearly 50 years later, Bobby has amassed a formidable jazz pedigree, working closely with historic figures such as Rollins, Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Stanley Turrentine and Kenny Burrell, as well as many of his contemporaries. To date he has made fourteen leader recordings and has traveled to perform, as an accompanying musician and with his own ensembles, in countries on five continents.

Broom is a tenured Associate Professor at Northern Illinois University and has devoted much of his career to jazz education. He began teaching at the tertiary level under the direction of NEA Jazz Fellow and saxophone great Jackie McLean at University of Hartford. Bobby has also worked with high school students through the Herbie Hancock (formerly Thelonious Monk)
Institute and currently, with the Ravinia Jazz Mentor Program.

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