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Jim Gailloreto

jazz saxophonist, arranger, composer jazz educator

About Me

Jim Gailloreto is an accomplished jazz saxophonist, arranger and composer. He has a Bachelors in Music Composition from De Paul University and a Masters in Music Composition from Northwestern University. Through his group Jazz String Quintet He is a recipient of the New Works: Creation & Presentation Program Grant from Chamber Music America. Through this grant he has created an intricate four movement work entitled “American Complex”

He has performed with the Bill Russo's Chicago Jazz Ensemble, Chicago Chamber Musicians and the new music group Fulcrum Point. He also recorded and performed with Blue Note artist Patricia Barber on “Mythologies”, Origin artist guitarist John Mc Lean's “Better Angels”, with pianist Jeremy Kahn on “Most of a Nickel”, vocalist Grazyna Auguscik's “Lulajze”. He also performed at Bargemusic with pianist and composer Fred Hersch.

His string quartet arrangments can be heard on Kurt Elling's CD “Dedicated To You”. He recently performed a Chicago premier of Marc Anthony Turnage's “Scorched” with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and John Scofield.

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My Jazz Story

I love jazz because...the art of it feeds my soul and intellect, it's also a rich source human connection. I was first exposed to jazz... In middle school, I was very lucky. An epiphany of pursuit came to me during a jazz band performance. My advice to new listeners...bounce around and explore

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