Jane Ira Bloom – soprano sax
Mark Helias – bass
Bobby Previte – drums
"A powerful trio of fearless jazz explorers...who share a commitment to beauty & adventure” - Bob Blumenthal
Award winning soprano saxophonist/ composer Jane Ira Bloom brings her Early Americans Trio with long-time bandmates Bobby Previte and Mark Helias to the Avalon Lounge for the first time.With over 50 years of shared musical history together this trio has something special to say. “Playing in threes” has always held a special fascination for jazz improvisers. It holds out the possibility that something can always be slightly off balance and that’s just what fires the imagination of players like these. The trio’s Early Americans release won the 2018 Grammy award for best surround sound album. Bloom’s been leading bands into new creative territory for over 40 years bringing her lyrical and provocative music to venues as diverse as the Kennedy Center and the National Air & Space Museum’s Einstein Planetarium. She is a winner of the Downbeat International Critics Poll and Jazz Journalists Association Award for Soprano Saxophone and recipient of the prestigious Guggenheim fellowship. Helias and Previte, mature composer/ bandleaders in their own right with years of recording and live performance experience add depth and resonance to every spontaneous choice they make. Don’t miss these fearless American originals for an evening of high wire improvisation over the groove.
Color photo by: Erika Kapin. B & W photo by: Brigitte Lacombe