Previous Engagements

"Mental Weather"

Click Here to view the poster for the concert

Saxophonist/ composer Jane Ira Bloom launched the release of her latest CD "Mental Weather" (Outline OTL139) at the Iridium Jazz Club on Wednesday, Jan 30th, 2008. The quartet featuring Dawn Clement (piano & Fender Rhodes), Mark Helias (bass), and Matt Wilson (drums) brought the house down for an audience filled with celebrities (comic Lewis Black, actors Brian Dennehy, David Strathairn, Jill Eikenberry, Michael Tucker, Maria Tucci, and Joe Grifasi). Photographer Matthew Sussman was there to capture it all.


Thursday, March 3, 2005
Jane Ira Bloom Quartet / Chasing Paint

Lawrence Arts Center
940 New Hampshire
Lawrence, KS
tel # 785 843-2787
www.lawrenceartscenter.com/calendar.html
 

Saturday, January 29, 2005: concert 8:00 pm
Friday, January 28, 2005: clinic
quartet w/ Jamie Saft, Mark Dresser, & Bobby Previte

Bowling Green State University
Kobacker Hall
Moore Musical Arts Center
Bowling Green, Ohio
tel # 419 372-8654
www.bgsu.edu/colleges/music/

Saturday, December 11, 2004 at 8 pm
guest artist w/ Harvard University Jazz Bands

Harvard University
Lowell Hall
Kirkland and Oxford Streets
tel # 617-0496 -2222

Friday, November 12, 2004 at 3pm
lecture & demonstration w/ dancer Peentz Dubble
"An Exploration of Improvisation"
moderated by Tom Everett, Dir., Harvard Jazz Bands

Harvard University
Winthrop House
32 Mill St (at Holyoke St)
Cambridge, MA
Office for the Arts at Harvard

Friday, October 15,  2004
8:00 pm
solo saxophone concert

San Francisco Jazz Festival
Grace Cathedral
San Francisco, CA
tel # 415 398-5655
www.sfjazz.org

Monday, July 12, 2004
7:00 pm
Jane Ira Bloom Quartet

Jazzmobile
West 47th St at 10th Ave. (outdoor park)
New York City
tel # 212 866-4900

Friday & Saturday,  June 11 & 12, 2004
sets at 8, 10, & 12
The Interpretation of Dreams
w/ Jamie Saft, Mark Helias, & Bobby Previte

Sweet Rhythm
88 Seventh Ave South - Greenwich Village
New York City
tel # 212 255-3626
www.sweetrhythmny.com

Saturday, April 10, 2004
8:00 pm
Outskirts w/ Jay Clayton & Jerry Granelli

The Uptown
33 North Front St. (at Wall St)
Kingston, NY
tel # 845 339-8440

Saturday, April 3, 2004
8:00 pm
The Spring Collection
w/ Min Xiao-Fen, Mark Dresser, & Tom Rainey

Tonic
107 Norfolk St (btwn Delancey & Rivington)
New York City
tel # 212 358-7501
www.tonicnyc.com

Saturday, March 27, 2004
8:00 pm
"Unexpected Light"
a special evening of improvised sound & light

w/ lighting designer Jim Ingalls and the Jane Ira Bloom Quartet featuring Marc Copland, Mark Dresser, & Bobby Previte

Sedgwick Cultural Center
7135 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia , PA
tel # 215 248-9229
www.sedgwickcenter.org

Friday, Jan 23, 2004
8:00 pm
Jane Ira Bloom Quartet/ Chasing Paint

Poncho Concert Hall
Cornish College of the Arts
Kelly Hall
710 East Roy St.
Seattle, WA
tel # 206 726-5011 or # 206 726-5169


Thursday, December 11, 2003
7:30 and 9:30 pm

Duo with Fred Hersch

Jazz Standard
116 East 27th Street
New York City
tel # 212 576-2232
www.jazzstandard.net

online reservations: www.opentable.com


Saturday, November 15, 2003
8:00 pm
Jane Ira Bloom / Interpretation of Dreams
w/ Bobby Previte, Jamie Saft, & Mark Helias

Tonic
107 Norfolk St.
(btwn Delancey & Rivington)
New York City
tel # 212 358-7501
www.tonicnyc.com


Thursday, June 26, 2003
sets at 8:00 and 10:00 pm

Friday & Saturday, June 27 & 28, 2003
sets at 8:00, 10:00 pm and midnight

Jane Ira Bloom / Chasing Paint
featuring Marc Copland (piano), Mark Dresser (bass) & Bobby Previte (drums)

Sweet Rhythm
88 Seventh Ave. South (at Bleecker St.)
New York City 10014
tel # 212 255-3626
www.sweetrhythymny.com


Saturday, March 22, 2003
12:45 pm
solo performance
Wall to Wall Joni Mitchell Festival

Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th St.
New York City
tel # 212 864-1414

Saturday, February 1, 2003
2:00 pm
Crosstown New York
Jane Ira Bloom & St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble world premiere of Bloom's "Unexpected Light" for soprano sax, string quartet, & bass. New works by Bloom, Deak, Glass, & Roumain, hosted by Joan Tower

Dia Center for the Arts in Chelsea
548 West 22nd St. (between 10th & 11th Ave)
New York City
tel # 212 594-6100

Sunday, January 26, 2003
Two sets starting at 9:00 pm
guest artist w/ Charlie Hunter & Bobby Previte

The Knitting Factory
Old Office
74 Leonard St.
New York City
tel # 212 219-3006


Saturday, January 11, 2003
7:00 pm
w/ Min Xiao-Fen & Mark Dresser

IAJE International Conference
Metro Toronto Center
Toronto, Canada


SpaceJuly 1999 through 2002
The Artistry of Space
Don't miss the exhibit of Jane Ira Bloom's musical work for NASA included on "Artrain USA" - the traveling art exhibit showcasing the work of the NASA Art Program from 1963 to the present. Artrain is the country's only museum on a train and Bloom's four movement suite "Rediscovery" for jazz musicians and chamber orchestra is on display along with 78 works by many leading American artists from July 1999 through 2002

The exhibit highlights Bloom's performance of "Most Distant Galaxy" featuring Rufus Reid on bass and Jerry Granelli on drums and elektro-acoustic percusssion. Contact 1-800-ART-1971 for more information about the Artrain USA schedule.


Saturday. December 21, 2002
8:00 pm
Trio with Mark Dresser & Bobby Previte

Tonic
107 Norfolk St.  (btwn Rivington & Delancey)
New York City
tel # 212 358-7501


Friday, December 13, 2002
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Duo w/ Fred Hersch

Tishmann Auditorium
New School University
66 West 12th St.
New York City


Friday & Saturday. November 15 & 16, 2002
7:30 pm
Dance Collaborations w/ Peentz Dubble & Jay Clayton
"Here Today , Gone Today: Dances That Describe Themselves"
Middle Collegiate Church
50 E. 7th St. (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave)
New York City
Tel # 212 439-8185

Sunday, September 29, 2002
6:00 pm
Savannah Jazz Festival
Savannah City Market
Savannah, Georgia
Festival information: (912) 356-2399

Thursday, September 26, 2002
8:00 & 10:00 pm
Trio w/ Mark Dresser & Min Xiao- Fen
Mark Dresser's 50th Birthday Concert
Tonic
107 Norfolk St.  (btwn Rivington & Delancey)
New York City
Tel # 212 358-7501

Thursday, August 29, 2002
4:00 pm
speech and duo performance w/ Mark Copland
"Aims of Education" address
New School University Convocation
Tishman Auditorium
66 West 12th St.
New York City

See Jane's convocation speech at: http://www.newschool.edu/admin/convocation/janebloom.html

Monday, July 29, 2002
3:00 - 5:00 pm
masterclass
Berklee College of Music
1140 Boylston St.
Boylston, MA
Phone: (617) 266-1400

Saturday, June 15, 2002
8:00 pm

Tonic
107 Norfolk Street
(btwn Delancy & Rivington Street)
New York City
(212) 358-7501

Sunday, March 24, 2002
8:00 pm
quartet w/ Mark Dresser & Bobby Previte
Herbst Theatre
401 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, California
(415) 392-4400

March 9, 2002
Chasing Paint
The Jane Ira Bloom Quartet performs Jackson Pollock. Featuring Fred Hersch (piano), Mark Dresser (bass),and Bobby Previte (drums). The Da Camera of Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

Chasing Paint


Fridays, January 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2002
6:00 - 8:00 pm
w/ Jamie Saft, Mark Dresser, Rufus Reid, Bobby Previte, & Matt Wilson
Starry Nights
Rose Center for Earth & Space
American Museum of Natural History
81st Street (off Central Park West)
New York City
(212) 769-5100
www.amnh.org

Friday, December 14, 2001
8:00 pm
The Interpretation of Dreams
quartet w/ Rufus Reid, Matt Wilson, & Jamie Saft
Tonic
107 Norfolk St.
New York, NY
(212) 358-7501

Friday, November 23, 2001
Atlantic Pacific Waves9:00 pm
Atlantic Pacific Waves
Quartet wtih Jin Hi Kim (komungo, electric komungo), Min Xiao- Fen (pipa), & Mark Dresser (bass). BAM Cafe, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brookyn, NY. (718) 636-4100

Saturday, August 4, 2001
Caramoor Jazz Festival
Duo featuring Jane Ira Bloom and Rufus Reid. Venetian Theatre, Katonah, New York.
(718) 786-1379

Friday, June 29, 2001
8:00 pm

Chasing Paint

The Jane Ira Bloom Quarter performs Jackson Pollock. Featuring Mark Dresser (bass), Bobby Previte (drums) & Vincent Bourgeyx (piano). TONIC, 107 Norfolk Street, NYC
212-576-2232