1920 Dexter Ave. N. Seattle
Saxophonist Juli Wood is Finlandia Foundation National Performer of the Year. She has been a fixture on the Chicago jazz scene for 25 years and has appeared on stage 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 jazz artists she admires. In addition to performing on sax, Juli 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.”]
The event is free but donations are appreciated.