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Jim Gailloreto

Jim Gailloreto
An accomplished saxophonist, composer and arranger, Gailloreto's abilities span various styles including jazz, blues, fusion and funk. He's worked with reputable artists such as Kurt Elling, Patricia Barber and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
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Biography

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.

 


Management

jim@gailloreto.com

Discography

Jim Gailloreto's Jazz String Quartet Featuring Kurt Elling
Jim Gailloreto's Jazz String Quartet Featuring Kurt Elling (2006)

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JSQ occupies the space between jazz and classical to perfection

Shadow Puppets
Shadow Puppets (2003)

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Jim Gailloreto's Split Decision presents...

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Jim Gailloreto's Jazz String Quartet in Chicago Tribune
“Serenely beautiful performance by Chicago singer Kurt Elling and saxophonist Jim Gailloreto's Jazz String Quintet…..the intricacy, detail and innovation of Gailloreto's writing evoked the sense of a chamber orchestra.”
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Jim Gailloreto in Miles Ahead (Jazz From Chicago)
“a sense of the beauty…perfect”
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Jim Gailloreto in Cadence Magazine
“… the Chicago-based saxophonist, is no slouch on the tenor himself, but he takes his music in a different direction, blending it with soul and funk rhythms. …..The intriguing backgrounds Gailloreto uses makes his music something out of the ordinary.”
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Jim Gailloreto in Chicago Magazine
"An artist that is able to swing and dig in because has total control over his instrument and most importantly, has developed and created his own concept of music."
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Jim Gailloreto in Miles Ahead (Jazz From Chicago)
“Gailloreto transports his music to an exotic, sometimes eerie realm…brilliantly executed”
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