34th annual Chicago Jazz Festival
Preston Bradley Hall
Chicago Cultural Center

Thursday, August 30, 2012
2:00-3:00 PM
Preston Bradley Hall - Chicago Cultural Center
Chicago, IL

Employing classical-style strings in an improvisational jazz setting usually works better on paper than in actual performance. Too often, the strings function as additive sweetener rather than integral swinging component. But since 1997, Chicagoan Jim Gailloreto has been perfecting his singular string concept, which is to join his soprano saxophone to an accomplished chamber quartet: violinists Katherine Hughes and Carol Kalvonjian, violist Benton Wedge and cellist Jill Kaeding, Gailloreto’s wife. As featured on the 2009 album American Complex, the Jazz String Quintet, as the group is known, exquisitely dismantles the wall between jazz and classical.

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Jim Gallioreto’s Jazz String Quintet
Lewis University

Thursday, April 12, 2012
7:30 PM
Sancta Alberta Chapel
Romeoville, IL

Jazz favorites played by an accomplished group that blends saxophone and string quartet.
Combining Gallioreto’s soprano saxophone with a string quartet, this Chicago based group integrates jazz and classical music. It’s inspired by diverse sources such as Miles Davis and Claude Debussy, John Coltrane and Maurice Ravel, and offers a perfect blend of the structure of classical music and the spontaneity of jazz.
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Chicago Jazz Composers Collective at the Green Mill

Sunday, April 15, 2012
Green Mill Jazz Club
4802 N. Broadway Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

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Jim Gallioreto’s Jazz String Quintet

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
9 PM - 11 PM
Studio 914
914 north california avenue
chicago, illinois 60622

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