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Billy Denk

Billy Denk is a jazz guitarist from Chicago. Billy is founder of Jazz on the Square, a not-for-profit organization which promotes jazz performance and education in northern Illinois. In addition, he is host of the Jazz on the Square Jazz Jam Series which brings top performers together with less experienced musicians. His organization hosts the Woodstock Jazz Festival each August. Initially playing left-handed on an antique Harmony acoustic guitar, Billy switched to righty upon getting his first electric guitar. Soon afterward he played his first professional gig. Early in his development, Billy studied with jazz guitarist and Emmy award winner Andre Caporaso as well as local jazzer George Bolger

Billy Denk | Pieces of Light

Label: Waltzing Square Recording
Released: 2017
Track listing: New Fluidity; Erin Elizabeth; Minor Impression; Major Headache; Saturation Point; Lonesome Night's Dream

Billy Denk | Prairie Fire

Label: Waltzing Square Recording
Released: 2013
Track listing: Prairie Fire; Liquid Blues; Northern Sky Reverie; Waltz for Daniel; Monroe Street; Third Rail; Heartland Expression; Of You This Gift; Requiem for a Memory; Controlled Burn

Frank Ardito | Ballads & Blues

Label: Waltzing Square Recording
Released: 2013
Track listing: Blues Up & Down; Perdido; Moanin'; Tenderly; Body & Soul; Tenor Madness

Glazz Ensemble | Modalities

Label: Waltzing Square Recording
Released: 2012
Track listing: Tarantula; Come As You Are; Brazilian Dorian Dream; My Funny Valentine; This and That; Part-Time Lover; Bird in Flight; In a Blue Way; Straight Life

Billy Denk | Circulicity

Label: Waltzing Square Recording
Released: 2010
Track listing: Waltzing on the Square; Circulicity; Casco Viejo; Tarantula; Tessa Claire; Swing Lake; One Night Only; Seesaw; Samba Sunrise; In a Blue Way; Bird in Flight; Sunday Afternoon


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