##Renowned saxophonist Greg Ward will be at Jimmy Glass this Thursday, Ocotber 24th from 20.45h
He will be joined by his regular group including Dave Miller (guitar), Matt Gold (guitar), Matt Ulery (bass) and Quin Kirchner (drums) and will be celebrating the music off of his recently released, critically acclaimed album “Stomping Off From Greenwood.”
“It’s as if mountains and rivers are inspiring the music as much as the metropolises that the saxophonist has called home.” – the Wall Street Journal
“This album welcomes everyone to hear their own impressions of the music. Ward’s Stomping Off From Greenwood has all the excellence of modern jazz without a hint of the grandiosity. You can make your imagination at home here.” – NPR
“It’s one of the best albums of the young year.” – Burning Ambulanc
Chicago-based Saxophonist/Composer Greg Ward Embarks on International Tour to Celebrate his Widely-Acclaimed Release ‘Stomping Off From Greenwood.’
Following the internationally-lauded release of his fourth album, Stomping Off From Greenwood, saxophonist, composer and bandleader Greg Ward is excited to embark on an international tour with his quintet of heavyweight creative Chicago musicians, Rogue Parade featuring Greg Ward on alto saxophone, Dave Miller on guitar/effects, Matt Gold on guitar/effects, Matt Ulery on acoustic/electric bass & Quin Kirchner on drums.
Ward’s international tour will begin on October 23rd with a performance in London’s Vortex Jazz Club. The following day, October 24th, the group travels to Spain for a concert at Jimmy Glass, Valencia…
‘Stomping Off From Greenwood’ has attracted attention from top tier media outlets across the globe. All About Jazz says “Stomping Off From Greenwood sings with a depth of harmony to crack the hardest heart”, while UK Vibe says “It’s a heady mix of cerebral, heartfelt, hopeful, exploratory and inclusive. It focuses and uplifts. Musicanship is tophole.” Other coverage includes The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Downbeat, Jazziz, NPR, the Chicago Tribune and more. All press coverage is available to view here.
Having earned wide acclaim as a sideman with artists like Prefuse 73, Lupe Fiasco, Tortoise, William Parker, Andrew D’Angelo, and Mike Reed, Greg Ward introduced his wide-spanning audience to his new, innovative group, Rogue Parade on this January 11, 2019 release – while Stomping Off From Greenwood is Ward’s fourth album as a leader, the release marks the group’s recording debut. Following a 2016 performance at The Whistler, as part of Relax Attack Jazz Series, Rogue Parade was approached by the Chicago club to present a month-long residency. The ensemble honed their sound by following this residency with an extensive Midwest tour, before heading into the studio to capture their collective energy on record. This nine-track collection explores Rogue Parade’s unique two guitar instrumentation and ultimately blends the sonic worlds of acoustic and electronic.
GREG WARD’s ROGUE PARADE 5tet
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AUTUMN TOUR 2019
October 23 Vortex Jazz Club – London
October 24 Jimmy Glass – Valencia
October 25 Festival Jazz International Rotterdam
October 26 Bimhuis, Amsterdam
October 27 Festival Jazz Nijmegen
November 8 Chamber Music and Jazz Series, Ripon College, WI
November 9 Crosstown Arts/The Green Room