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Jim Gailloreto

Jim Gailloreto is an accomplished jazz saxophonist and composer. His jazz style is rooted in a modern post-bop approach.

As a freelance musician he has performed with the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, Chicago Chamber Musicians, Fulcrum Point, Chroma Chamber Orchestra & Chicago Opera Theater. He performed a Chicago premier of Marc Anthony Turnage's “Scorched” with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra featuring John Scofield, John Patitucci, and Peter Erskin. He also performed with New York composer/pianist Fred Hersch for a Chicago premier of "Leaves of Grass".

Jim has recorded and performed with notable jazz performer such as Blue Note artist Patricia Barber on “Mythologies”, Origin artist guitarist John Mc Lean's on “Better Angels”, pianist Jeremy Kahn on “Most of a Nickel”, vocalist Grazyna Auguscik's “Lulajze”

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Patricia Barber: Higher

Read "Higher" reviewed by Tyran Grillo

Patricia Barber is more than the sum of her talents. As a composer, she peels back the craft of song to expose its barest textures, cultivating each like a tree that, while holding its own shape above ground, makes apparent the roots below it. As a singer, she understands not only that we perform our voices ...

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A Conversation with Pianist and Singer Patricia Barber

Read "A Conversation with Pianist and Singer Patricia Barber" reviewed by Lorens Chuno

Patricia Barber's new album, Higher, is a storybook of songs complete with captivating—and sometimes outré—lyrics and a masterful story teller. Join Patricia and me, as she talks about art songs, European audience vs American audience, Shirley Horn, and other subtly related subjects.

Higher features Patricia Barber on piano and voice, Patrick Mulcahy on ...

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Latin Jazz Roundup: Mike Freeman ZonaVibe, Terceto Kali, Will Jarvis, Livio Almeida, & Sergio Pereira

Read "Latin Jazz Roundup: Mike Freeman ZonaVibe, Terceto Kali, Will Jarvis, Livio Almeida, & Sergio Pereira" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

A wide variety of recent Latin jazz releases. Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and flamenco influences are all represented.

Mike Freeman ZonaVibe
Blue Tjade
VOF Recordings
2015

Vibraphonist Mike Freeman leads his ZonaVibe group through an exciting program of Latin jazz originals on his sixth album as leader. The title tune ...

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Mike Freeman: The Vibesman

Read "The Vibesman" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The sound of the vibraphone glows--a ringing and sustained sonic luminescence. Current masters of the instrument include Gary Burton, Joe Locke, Bobby Hutcherson, and the perhaps lesser-known but also masterful Mike Freeman.

With his percussion-soaked group Zonavibe--that includes, besides the vibes, the sounds of marimba, and kalimba, congas, bongos, campana and timbales--Freeman stirs up ...

Take Five With Solitaire Miles

Read "Take Five With Solitaire Miles" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Solitaire Miles

“Solitaire Miles captivates an audience with mesmeric tone, playful, conversational phrasing, and a sinuous sense of swing. Miles has a voice that grabs you, and demands to be listened to. Her natural, unaffected delivery never draws attention to itself, allowing the craft of the song writers to shine through." Tamara Dailey, Chicago ...

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Jim Gailloreto: American Complex

Read "American Complex" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Chamber jazz or third stream--or whatever the amalgamation of western classical music and jazz is called--has had a handful of talented proponents sprinkled throughout the history of music. They have ranged from the more structured compositions of Igor Stravinsky to the looser improvisations of the Modern Jazz Quartet. Soprano saxophonist Jim Gailloreto has recently joined the ...

Jim Gailloreto's Jazz String Quintet & Pianist Fred Hersch May 8th and 9th, 2008 at Bargemusic

Jim Gailloreto's Jazz String Quintet & Pianist Fred Hersch  May 8th and 9th, 2008  at Bargemusic

Jim Gailloreto's Jazz String Quintet & Pianist Fred Hersch will be performing together on May 8th & 9th, 2008 at Bargemusic in Brooklyn, New York. Showtime both nights is 8:00 PM. Jazz String Quintet:
Jim Gailloreto - saxophones
Katherine Hughes - Violin
Carol Kalvonjian- Violin
Benton Wedge - Viola ...