Jim Gailloreto is an associate professor of music at Roosevelt University. An accomplished saxophonist and composer, his abilities span various styles including jazz, blues, fusion and funk.
In addition to performing his own music, he records commercial music and albums for national and local artists. In 1996, he was honored as a finalist in Jazziz magazine's Woodwinds On Fire talent search. Jim has performed as a soloist with the Chicago String Ensemble, Symphony of the Shores, The Arts Center Jazz Ensemble and The Chicago Jazz Ensemble. He has also worked with well-known names such as The Woody Herman Orchestra, The Mills Brothers, The Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Roy Hargrove, The Four Tops, The Temptations, John Faddis, Johnny Mathis, Manhattan Transfer, Mose Allison, Gladys Knight, Mel Torme, Kurt Elling, Diane Shurr, Dennis DeYoung and Michael Bolton.
Jim is a corner stone of Chicago's bustling jazz scene and his sax playing is revered across America. As one the most modest and approachable cats out there, Jim Gailloreto is the kind of visionary that established artists and queuing up to work with.