Heritage explores the weft and weave of American roots music – from Appalachian folk to early blues, spirituals to bluegrass – through bold and inspired new interpretations envisioned through the perspective of another distinctly American musical tradition: jazz.


Released: March 1, 2018
Label: ArtistShare
Format: Digital download, CD

For Your Consideration
Best Instrumental Jazz Album - Heritage
Instrumental Composition - “Goin’ Up Home”
Improvised Jazz Solo - Sara Caswell, “Brodeo”
American Roots Song - “If People Could Fly”


Album Booklet


Album Package



Critical Acclaim

“A transcendent work of art.”
Bobby Reed, DownBeat Magazine: Editor's Picks

“Broder employs a past-via-the-present compositional technique with ingenuity and skill, producing music of genuine warmth and majesty... An engaging and nuanced artistic vision.” 
– Brian Zimmerman, Jazziz: Song of the Day

“Highly enjoyable as well as impressive.” 
– Bruce Priestly, Jazz Wise Magazine

“Broder has achieved the miraculous... purely astounding.” 
– Mike Greenblatt, Goldmine Magazine