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.
Little Rootie Tootie – Live From Constellation
This was a live stream at the Contellation, during covid. Featuring Monk’s music.
See the summer lecture given by the Music Institute of Chicago. The topic that I covered was the unsung heroes of the saxophone.
Great Night with “We ReInsist” at Millennium Park (Aug. 27th)
Great performance at Millennium Park on August 27th. Even better write up in the Chicago Tribune.
Another Nice Review!
Check out what the Chicago Reader had to say about my new album!