"Wood, after all, owns a big and burly tone on tenor, her husky sound, deep rhythmic accents and prolific phrasemaking consistently commanding attention."

                               -- Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

One of Jazz, Bass, and Music world’ s treasures! 

There is a great bass tone, great swing, 

and lovely fire in everything that Marlene does.

-- John Clayton, bassist, composer, arranger

"Hickey remains one of the most appealing and distinctive pianists in the city...(she) produces gorgeously singing lines and unexpected harmonies...

The gentility of her touch is matched by the intellectual accomplishment of her improvisation...Listen closely and you'll hear an erudite and sophisticated improviser with a formidable musical imagination."


-- Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

Juli Wood - saxophone 

Joan Hickey - piano

Marlene Rosenberg - bass

Juli Wood, Marlene Rosenberg, and Joan Hickey form a dynamic trio that plays jazz standards, tunes by classic jazz composers like, Monk, Wayne Shorter, Horace Silver, Eddie Harris and some of their own compositions.  Each woman is a master of her instrument and has been playing and teaching in Chicago for many years.  Joan has played with Buster Williams, Von Freeman, Nat Adderly, Lou Tabakin and Clark Terry.  Marlene has played with Joe Henderson, Nancy Wilson, Joe Williams, Benny Green, Kenny Barron and Roy Hargrove to name a few.  Juli has played with Mel Rhyne, Barry Harris, Joe Williams and CJO, Earma Thompson and Jodie Christian. They have all recorded with their own bands to critical acclaim.

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For the past twenty years with four 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 soli, 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 Summeriest, 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) to name a few.


Juli is in the tradition of saxophonists who were also great vocalists; Cleanhead Vincent, Eddie Harris, and Louis Jordan. Never has that been more apparent than in “5 4 3 2 1 Juli Wood,” her latest recording and most ambitious project to date.






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