All About Jazz is celebrating Bobby Broom's birthday today!
Bobby Broom was born in Harlem, New York, on January 18, 1961, and raised on Manhattan’s
Upper West Side. He began studying the guitar at age 12, concentrating on jazz under the aegis of
Harlem-based guitar instructor Jimmy Carter. A 16-year-old prodigy at the High School of Music and Art (now known as the LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts), he played in the jazz ensemble and was awarded for Outstanding Jazz Improvisation during his senior year.
Chaperoned by Weldon Irvine (an early mentor of his, composer for Freddie Hubbard and Horace Silver, bandleader for... Read more.
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