Soprano saxophonist/composer Jane Ira Bloom has received international
accolades for her unique artistry and compelling sound. An original and
creative contributor to adventurous Jazz for over 20 years, and a winner
of the 'DownBeat' International Critics Poll for soprano saxophone, Ms.
Bloom’s work was cited by 'Time Magazine' in its special issue, "Women: The Road
With a particular interest in exploring the relationships of music,
motion and electronics, she is the first musician to be commissioned by the
NASA Art Program, and was recently honored by having an asteroid named for
her - Asteroid 6082JaneIraBloom.
Ms. Bloom has also been profiled on 'CBS Sunday Morning' and appeared on
CNBC’s 'America After Hours,' PBS’ 'Behind the Scenes,' USA Network’s 'Inside
Space' and in the film, 'Reed Royalty.'
Her performances include the Paris, Berlin, Montreal and JVC Jazz
Festivals, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Town Hall, the Kennedy Center,
the Smithsonian’s Einstein Planetarium, and many clubs and concert halls
throughout the country. She has received commissions to create works
for the American Composers Orchestra and the Pilobolus Dance Company, and
composed music for the TV movie 'Shadow of A Doubt' on NBC. She has
also collaborated with classical composers premiering new works for soprano
saxophone (August Read Thomas/Lincoln Center).
With eight critically acclaimed albums under her own name, her 'Art and
Aviation' CD on Arabesque Jazz made the list of the year’s best Jazz
albums in publications including 'JazzTimes,' the 'Village Voice' and 'CD Review.'
Her most recent release on Arabesque, 'The Nearness' has been similarly
received and shows the continued progress of this provocative artist.