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Jane Ira Bloom's upcoming Yale Jazz Festival date makes JAZZIZ 'best this week'

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Award-winning soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom will make her return to Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut for a performance with her quartet at the Yale Jazz Festival on April 12. She will be joined by longtime bandmates drummer Bobby Previte, keyboardist Dominic Fallacaro and bassist Cameron Brown for an evening of high wire improvisations on the groove, performing selections from her Like Silver, Live Song recording project.

Bloom, a Yale alumnus (B.A. ‘76, Yale Music School ‘77) has steadfastly developed her singular voice on the soprano saxophone for over 40 years creating a body of music that marks her as an American original. She is a pioneer in the use of live electronics and movement in jazz and the winner of the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Surround Sound Album for her trio album "Early Americans." She is the winner of the Guggenheim Fellowship in music composition, the Jazz Journalists Award and Downbeat International Critics Poll for soprano saxophone, the Mary Lou Williams Women In Jazz Award for lifetime service to jazz and the Charlie Parker Fellowship for Jazz Innovation. She is a professor at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in NYC.

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