Modest Gryce – the tunes of Gigi Gryce at the Showcase Jan. 12 – 15 !!

0713_caroline_0309_for_printjuliwood_085Can’t wait till January when Caroline Davis and I will team up again with a great band and present a weekend at the Jazz Showcase of some great tunes composed by alto saxophonist , Gigi Gryce ! He wrote so many wonderful pieces and recorded some of them with Kenny Dorham , Art Farmer, Donald Byrd, Richard Wyands, Mickey Roker and Art Taylor to name a few.

Playing with us are; Rob Clearfield – piano. Dennis Carroll – bass and from NYC , Jay Sawyer – drums. Come on down to the Showcase and get an earful !!082715_0366_2

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Great tribune article about NATALIES WOOD PLAYS ROLAND KIRK !

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/reich/ct-juli-wood-rahsaan-roland-kirk-ott-0108-column.html

Juli Wood and Kelly Brand duo together again !

123561_243979    I’m so happy to be playing with Kelly again ! We had such great nights at Katerina’s . You can catch us at Township in Logan Square every Tues. night starting Oct. 20th , from 8:30 – 11:30. $7 cover.