Peter H. Bloom (multiple flutes and saxophones) has been part of the Boston jazz scene since 1969. He has worked with acclaimed composer/bandleader/trumpeter Mark Harvey for almost 5 decades in a number of Harvey’s small ensembles and, most notably, with The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra.
Bloom performs regularly with The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra (1976 to present); The Aardett (1970 to present, exploratory jazz); FiLmprov (1996 to present, live improvisation to the animated films of Kate Matson); The Aardvark Jazztet (2007 to present, jazz standards); The Modernistics (2013 to present, quintet with tap dancers and singers specializing in the Great American Songbook), and The Makrokosmos Orchestra (2015 to present, a New York-based third stream orchestra co-led by Richard Nelson and Tim O’Dell). Bloom leads various duos, trios and quartets, featuring esteemed colleagues Tim Ray (keyboard), John Funkhouser (keyboard), Ricardo Monzon (percussion), Mark Leighton (guitar), and Dave Zox, double-bass.
Peter H. Bloom has been a guest artist with the late great Charles Neville of Neville Brothers fame and with the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble, among others. He played regularly from the 1980s to the early 2000s with the C&B Duo, which he co-founded with noted jazz and blues guitarist Larry Carsman.
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