Juli Wood Sax

Whether it is for a wedding, a party, your corporate event, clubs or festivals, Juli Wood provides some of the best hip, rip roaring live jazz in the city of Chicago. Juli not only plays the saxophone, but she is an accomplished singer as well. If you are just looking for instrumentals or vocals, Juli is able to work with any budget providing entertainment from solos to quintets.

Duos consist of sax/vocals and guitar; or sax/vocals and piano.

Trios would be sax/vox, guitar, and bass; sax/vox, piano, and bass; or sax/vox, organ, and drums.

Quartets would be sax/vox, guitar, bass and drums or sax/vox, piano, bass, drums, or sax/vox, guitar, organ drums.

A quintet would typically be sax/vox, trumpet, piano, bass and drums.

Contact Juli for a consultation to help you make your choice. 

Juli plays tried and true jazz standards from the Great American Songbook such as; George Gershwin’s I Got Rhythm, Summertime, Someone To Watch over Me, Our Love is Here to Stay, But Not For Me, Embraceable You, A Foggy Day; Cole Porter’s Night And Day, I Get A Kick Out Of You, Love For Sale, Just One Of Those Things; Jerome Kern’s All The Things You Are, The Way You Look Tonight, The Song Is You, Yesterdays; Harold Arlen’s When The Sun Comes Out, A Sleeping’ Bee, My Shining Hour, Over The Rainbow, Stormy Weather, Come Rain Or Come Shine ; Duke Ellington’s  Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, A Train, Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me, Sophisticated Lady  and many more ….

We can mix it up with bossa novas – Girl From Ipanema, Corcovado, Dindi etc… , Blues – Going To Chicago, Evil Woman Blues, Everyday I Have The Blues , Alright , OK, You Win etc… Even a few funky R&B tunes from New Orleans , Sly Stone, Aretha Franklin , or James Brown.

Juli can provide an ensemble that meets your specific needs:

Audio Samples


Jazz Therapy Sessions at the Nash

Jazz Therapy Sessions at the Nash

Juli Wood-sax, Mike Kocour-B3 organ, Jeff Libman-guitar, Dom Moio-drums

Chicago-based Juli Wood is an accomplished alto, tenor, and baritone saxophonist who loves to sing! She has entertained around the world at jazz festivals and clubs and has performed extensively throughout the Midwest. “(Juli) Wood…owns a big and burly tone on tenor, her husky sound, deep rhythmic accents and prolific phrase making consistently commanding attention.”– HOWARD REICH, CHICAGO TRIBUNE. This show is one of a few joyous musical reunions with fellow-Chicagoan Mike Kocour, aided and abetted by swinging bandmates Libman and Moio.

Jazz Tuesdays At Moriarty’s – Juli Wood, Jim Alfredson, Jeff Shoup

Jazz Tuesdays At Moriarty’s – Juli Wood, Jim Alfredson, Jeff Shoup

May is Women in Jazz Month at Jazz Tuesdays! This week we feature saxophonist Juli Wood, from Chicago. Juli is in the tradition of saxophonists who are also great vocalists; Cleanhead Vincent, Eddie Harris, and Louis Jordan. Juli studied at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music with David Hazeltine and Berkley Fudge, and cut her teeth playing in Milwaukee and Chicago with the great bebop organist Melvin Rhyne.