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Mara Rosenbloom
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Howie Alexander and Mara Rosenbloom are now friends
Jun 8, 2011
Mara Rosenbloom is now friends with Ricco J.L.Martello, Greg Bowman and Ken Lamison
Nov 28, 2010
Mara Rosenbloom left a comment for dave roth
"Thanks for the add Dave. Glad to hear you're enjoying my music! If you'd like to hear the rest of the album you can order one through www.cdbaby.com/mararosenbloom or just download the tracks through itunes. Have a great day!"
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Mara Rosenbloom is now friends with Linda Dachtyl, Lisa L and Nathan Peck
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"Hey, I live in NY too! Where are you playing in pgh? Nathan Peck myspace.com/nathanpeckmusic"
Apr 17, 2010
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Mara Rosenbloom Quartet Live from NYC!@ the Shadow Lounge at Shadow Lounge

April 14, 2010 from 8pm to 10:30pm
Hello Pittsburgh listeners,The Mara Rosenbloom Quartet is coming to your city! We thought long and hard about where to open our tour - Phili, Cleveland, or perhaps our hometown of NYC.Ultimately, given the rich jazz tradition in Pittsburgh - hometown to some of the most inspriational jazz players & writers- Billy Strayhorn, Mary Lou Williams, & Errol Garner among others - we knew Pittsburgh was the place to kick things off.Not to mention, we have heard tall tales of Primanti…See More
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Lisa L left a comment for Mara Rosenbloom
"Enjoyed listening to 'Arrival'. Love your music! Hope to be able to see you when are in Pittsburgh!"
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"Nice to see you on here. Enjoy your tour!"
Apr 8, 2010
PMT Studio left a comment for Mara Rosenbloom
"thanks for taking time to listen to our playlist (Sacha's last cd "Our Reality") is now reaching #41 on the reverb nation National charts ( after only 6 days since release),he wrote and played all instruments except for 2 guitar lead…"
Apr 8, 2010
Mara Rosenbloom left a comment for PMT Studio
"Hello, Thank you for your friendship! Great playlist! I would be happy to send you some tracks if you're interested in incorporating some new music. Best, Mara"
Apr 8, 2010
Mara Rosenbloom and PMT Studio are now friends
Apr 8, 2010
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Apr 8, 2010
Dr. Nelson Harrison left a comment for Mara Rosenbloom
"Welcome to the great Pittsburgh jazz community. Love your sound. Very original and refreshing. Thanks for posting and we'll share with the members."
Apr 8, 2010
Mara Rosenbloom left a comment for Dr. Nelson Harrison
"Dr. Nelson, Thank you for the welcome! My group and I are thrilled to be kicking off our tour in Pittsburgh next week! We believe this music is about community, exchange, and human connection & we make it for sharing. So, I hope we'll…"
Apr 8, 2010
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The Mara Rosenbloom Quartet will be performing in Pittsburgh as part of our April 2010 tour! As previous visitors and devoted fans of purgh, we hope this will be the first of many performances in Pittsburgh!
Favorite Pittsburgh musicians/performers
Billy Strayhorn, Art Blakey, Ray Brown
About Me:
Pianist and composer Mara Rosenbloom, has cultivated a quartet that “renders believable the future of jazz.” Lyrically contemplative & rhythmically pulsating, the group's sound showcases the candid human honesty, agile interplay, and energetic sense of groove that has always sustained and revitalized the spirit of jazz.

Rosenbloom’s quartet binds together some of New York's most innovative improvisers – Saxophonist Darius Jones (Mike Pride’s Bacteria to Boys, Trevor Dunn’s Period, Cooper-Moore Trio, William Hooker’s Bliss Quartet), bassist Maeve Royce (Rachel Z’s Department of Good & Evil), and drummer Nick Anderson - and offers a fresh perspective on composition and group interplay. After close to 3 years performing together, the Mara Rosenbloom Quartet tells instrumental stories with a sense of organicism and spontaneity that is truly a celebration of community & human interaction.

As the group continues to showcase & celebrate their debut release School of Fish, they are also currently working towards their second album, which will feature more original music by Mara Rosenbloom, delving further into how we forge unspoken bonds, react, drift apart, and out of inherent need, find each other again.
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At 12:21am on April 17, 2010, Nathan Peck said…
Hey, I live in NY too!
Where are you playing in pgh?
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At 11:42pm on April 9, 2010, Lisa L said…
Enjoyed listening to 'Arrival'. Love your music! Hope to be able to see you when are in Pittsburgh!
At 11:09pm on April 8, 2010, Linda Dachtyl said…
Nice to see you on here. Enjoy your tour!
At 10:57pm on April 8, 2010, PMT Studio said…
thanks for taking time to listen to our playlist (Sacha's last cd "Our Reality") is now reaching #41 on the reverb nation National charts ( after only 6 days since release),he wrote and played all instruments except for 2 guitar lead tracks that a friend from Germany did for us , and i do all the recording engineering and mastering work so i am happy our work is pleasing to your ears ,do keep in touch if you need some mastering or anything else send me a line at Michel@Petulli.com
At 2:05pm on April 8, 2010, Bruce C said…

Mara.....what a wonderful and free spirited voice you are in this world that is JAZZ...saw your calendar and wonder if your quartet plays in the NYC area in May...would love to get to hear you...your artistry is lovely indeed, and it will be wonderful to see where you and your group(s) lead you to developmentally. As a visual artist (primarily...lol) I get to NYC every other month, too shoot for friends and clients...and to jam with friends too...would love to network with you should you ever need imagery to match your musical artistry...my best to you...always b
At 1:36pm on April 8, 2010, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
Welcome to the great Pittsburgh jazz community. Love your sound. Very original and refreshing. Thanks for posting and we'll share with the members.
At 4:13am on April 08, 2010, Dr. Nelson Harrison gave Mara Rosenbloom a gift
At 3:35am on April 2, 2010, Cindy Devereaux said…
Hi Mara,

Loved listening to "Arrival"....YOU ALL SOUND GREAT! It's nice meeting you on this fabulous site. Please keep in touch.

Happy Spring,

Cindy
At 12:46am on April 2, 2010, CWR (Fan of Culture) said…
Welcome to the party!
At 4:22pm on March 31, 2010, Dr. Martin E. Rosenberg said…
Hi Mara! I am indeed a fan, a player (jazz guitar, arranging and composition, Berklee 74-77), and a scholar who is writing about jazz and cognition, from the perspective of the avant-garde, philosophy and cognitive science. I will keep an eye out for your performance, and if I can, introduce myself. My very best wishes.....mer

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