Pianist and composer Mara Rosenbloom, originally from Wisconsin, has spent the past decade in NYC, creating a distinctive body of work and establishing herself in the city’s diverse network of jazz and improvised music communities. Her trio CD Prairie Burn (Fresh Sound/New Talent), with bassist Sean Conly and drummer Chad Taylor, received resoundingly positive reviews in prominent publications such as the New York Times and DownBeat, which led to bookings at major performance spaces such as Jazz at Lincoln, Dizzy’s Jazz Club Coca-Cola, and NYC’s Winter Jazzfest. She has also been working with a new ensemble, Flyways, exploring a new repertoire that included a setting for the poetry of Adrienne Rich. She credits Cooper-Moore and the late Connie Crothers as her mentors. Since moving to NY she has worked extensively with her own groups and including Cooper-Moore, William Parker, Sam Newsome, Michael Wimberly, Vinny Golia, Ken Filiano, Ava Mendoza, William Hooker, Ras Moshe, Daniel Carter, and Anaïs Maviel.