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Thursday, December 6

Performer of the Year Juli Wood
7:00 pm
Juli Wood
Nordy's Place
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Department of Music, Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
Finlandia Foundation National

Saxophonist Juli Wood, who is a fixture on the Chicago jazz scene and has appeared onstage at Finland’s Pori Jazz Festival and Storyville club in Helsinki, infuses traditional Finnish folk tunes with her unique jazzy style.
The granddaughter of Finnish immigrants, Juli tapped into her heritage for her CD Synkkä Metsä (Dark Forest), which one reviewer called, “An outstanding set with a compellingly beautiful cohesion.”
Juli studied jazz at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and has been mentored by noted jazz artists. In addition to performing on sax, she is a vocalist and composer.
Come and enjoy the jazz stylings of Juli, described by various reviewers as a “feisty saxist,” “a gutsy tenor and baritone saxophonist,” and one who “sings with great heart.”