The New York Times has praised her penchant for “full-bore group improvising,” while The Chicago Reader has written that her ensemble “achieves an elusive chemistry and degree of spontaneous interaction that transcends mental boundaries.” With an interest in building community by encouraging honest expression and interactive dialogue through music - human connection has been a focus of Rosenbloom's work throughout the past decade, and as a result, powerful group interaction has become a hallmark of Rosenbloom's sound. Currently Rosenbloom leads both The Mara Rosenbloom Trio (feat: Sean Conly & Chad Taylor), and Flyways, a trio featuring Anais Mavïel & Rashaan Carter. Kicking off 2020, The Mara Rosenbloom Trio received The Chamber Music America Performance Plus Grant, with support from The New York Community Trust & The Doris Duke Foundation: the grant will afford The Mara Rosenbloom Trio the opportunity to develop & record new material under the mentorship of the legendary and luminary Amina Claudine Myers.
Beyond her current projects as a leader, Rosenbloom is also a member of William Hooker's Quartet MOON, The Katie Bull Project, and Dawn Drake's global funk ensemble ZapOte, and continues to perform with a variety of musicians across genres, including William Parker, Cooper-Moore, Sam Newsome, Ras Moshe Burnett, Emilie Lesbros, Melanie Dyer, Oxana Chi, Layla Zami, Andrew Drury, Michael Wimberly, Vinny Golia, Ken Filiano, Devin Gray, Claire DeBrunner, Edith Lettner, Billy Mintz, Adam Lane, & Daniel Carter. Her mentors at the piano include the incomparable Cooper-Moore, and the late improvising pianist & life force Connie Crothers.
Recent AFA Performances:
July 29, 2020 On_Line Salon w/ Melanie Dyer & Sam Newsome