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.

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Jazz Lecture

Jazz Lecture

See the summer lecture given by the Music Institute of Chicago. The topic that I covered was the unsung heroes of the saxophone.

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Upcoming shows

  • 06/05/23 Christy Bennet in Chicago, IL at Rogers Park Social
  • 06/10/23 Juli Wood Trio in Milwaukee at Riverwest Pizza
  • 06/11/23 Juli Wood Trio in Chicago, IL at Old Town Art Fair
  • 06/12/23 Chicago Jazz Orchestra in Chicago at Jazz Showcase
  • 06/16/23 Chicago Calling in Chicago, IL at Andy’s Jazz Club
  • 06/17/23 Chicago Calling in Chicago, IL at Andy’s Jazz Club
  • 06/19/23 Chicago Jazz Orchestra in Chicago at Jazz Showcase
  • 06/22/23 Rhythm Club in Milwaukee, WI at Summerfest