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.

Latest Videos

Pamela York Jazz Duo Live Stream – Juli Wood

Pamela York Jazz Duo Live Stream – Juli Wood

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!

Reviews

Great Gig in Baltimore at Caton Castle

Great Gig in Baltimore at Caton Castle

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 Tribune Article About Natalies Wood Plays Roland Kirk!

Great Tribune Article About Natalies Wood Plays Roland Kirk!

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.

Upcoming shows

  • 06/21/24 Robin Pluer in Theinsville, WI at The Cheel
  • 06/29/24 Juli Wood Quartet in Madison, WI at North Street Cabaret Buy Tickets
  • 07/01/24 Chicago Jazz Orchestra in Chicago at Jazz Showcase
  • 07/14/24 Jam Session in Helsinki at Harju8
  • 07/19/24 Juli Wood Quartet in Seinäjoki at Mallaskosken Panimoravintola
  • 07/21/24 Juli Wood Quartet in Tampere at Haihara
  • 07/22/24 Juli Wood Quartet in Kotka at Sapokka
  • 07/26/24 Juli Wood Trio in Tampere at Siiri Cafe