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

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.


Upcoming shows

  • 05/17/24 - 05/19/24 Cerqua / Rivera Dance Theater in Chicago, IL at Ruth Page Dance Center
  • 05/31/24 Anthony Deutsch Quartet in Milwaukee, WI at Bar Centro
  • 06/02/24 Juli Wood Beth Lederman Felix Sainz in Hartland, WI at Blue Sky Jazz