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Jane Ira Bloom to perform her NASA pieces with Night Skywriting Trio / AXS interview

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Recently named a DownBeat Critics Poll favorite, soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom travels through space with her Night Skywriting Trio for two special shows. It'll be the first time in a long time she's bringing back some pieces she wrote for NASA.

"I'm revisiting some music that I wrote in connection with my commission for the NASA Art Program in the late '80s/early '90s, which I haven't performed in a while," Bloom said, July 29. "Performing anytime with bassist Mark Dresser and drummer Jerry Granelli is special for me." Both Dresser and Granelli are veterans in the field of music, with a special touch, fine technique, and limitless imagination. They're well-matched with the bandleader many in the industry view as a pioneer of surround sound, a woman who does her own thing, whether it's fashioning her own record label, or recording with mics set up everywhere as she moves around playing her sax (as she did to fantastic effect on her 2013 album, Sixteen Sunsets). See Jane Ira Bloom and the Night Skywriting Trio at the Cornelia Street Café in New York City on Sept. 14th at 8:30 p.m., and Oct. 4th at 7:30 p.m., in Flagstaff, Arizona, Coconino Center for the Arts. READ THE FULL AXS INTERVIEW.