Stuart Broomer

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Stuart Broomer is a Canadian editor, music critic, pianist, writer, jazz historian, and composer. He is a former editor with CODA magazine and currently works as an editor at Coach House Books.[1] As a music critic he has written articles for, The Globe and Mail,[2] Toronto Life, Down Beat,[3] Musicworks,[4] Cadence Magazine, ParisTransatlantlic and Signal to Noise. He has also authored more than 60 liner essays for musicians internationally. His book Time and Anthony Braxton (ISBN 978-1551281445) was published by The Mercury Press in 2009. He is a member of the music faculty at George Brown College.

Broomer is a graduate of The Royal Conservatory of Music where he studied music composition and piano with Samuel Dolin. As a pianist, he is best known for playing in the jazz trio "Broomer, Mars & Smith" in the 1970s and later the duo "Stuart Broomer & John Mars" during the 1980s, both of which included compositions by Broomer in their repertoire. The duo released a 1983 album, Annihilated Surprise, on Ugly Dog Records.[5]


  1. ^ "Stuart Broomer | Coach House Books".
  2. ^ Broomer, Stuart (8 November 2000). "Music that's more than the sum of its parts". The Globe and Mail – via
  3. ^ "69th Annual Critics Poll: The Critics" (PDF). DownBeat. August 2021. p. 47.
  4. ^ "Stuart Broomer | Musicworks magazine".
  5. ^ Archive, Canadian Jazz (5 March 2016). "Stuart Broomer Musician Biography | Canadian Jazz Archive Online".