For the past twenty-five years with five albums as a leader, several studio projects as a side man, and countless worldwide performances, saxophonist, vocalist and composer Juli Wood has established herself as a solid, swinging, lyrical and entertaining performer on Chicago’s music scene. Juli has played many jazz clubs and festivals nationally and internationally; Chicago Jazz Fest, Hyde Park Jazz Fest, Milwaukee’s Summerfest, Chicago’s main jazz clubs – Jazz Showcase, Green Mill, Andy’s and Katerina’s. Skansen Jazz and Blues (Stockholm , Sweden), Pori Jazz Fest (Finland), Bent J’s club (Aarhus, Denmark), Storyville (Helsinki Finland), Arlandia Jazz Fest (Aaland Islands, Finland) and the ” Made in Chicago ” jazz festival in Poznan Poland to name a few. Juli is in the tradition of saxophonists who were also great vocalists; Cleanhead Vincent, Eddie Harris, and Louis Jordan.
Juli Wood regales us with Moaning’ at the Beth Lederman Christmas show at Ravenscroft in Scottsdale December 18, 2022.
Welcome to Pamela York’s Weekend Jazz Brunch! Saturday, August 20th at 10am CST I’ll be playing duo with saxophonist/vocalist Juli Wood. We’ll be playing music by Dexter Gordon, Cole Porter, Johnny Griffin, and more!
Really had fun with these great players in Baltimore. Tom Williams – trumpet, Lenny Robinson-drums, Tim Murphy – piano, Geoff Harper-bass. Here’s a review of the gig from an enthusiastic jazz fan, Mr Gregory Lewis.
Great write up in the Chicago Tribune. This is a great band !! We play the amazing music of jazz genius , Rahsaan Roland Kirk !! Natalie Lande – saxes and flute, Natalie Scharf – saxes and flute, Juli Wood – saxes, flute and vocals, Brian O’Hern – piano, Matt Furguson – bass, Mike Schlick – drums Shows at 8:00 and 10:00 nightly. Also child friendly matinee on Sunday at 4:00 pm.