Blues Detour featuring Juli Wood and Beth Lederman
About the Event
One of Chicago’s finest musicians, Juli Wood’s soulful vocals are matched only by her hard-swinging saxophone playing. Backed by Chicago drummer Mike Schlick, Beth Lederman on keyboards, and Felix Sainz on bass, this band is grounded in the blues, but it moves and grooves through swing, funk, and jazz standards.
Jazz Times says Wood “sings with the earthy gusto of an R&B diva filtered through a hard bop sensibility.”
Lederman is known for her sophisticated jazz and rhythmic Brazilian and Latin-jazz piano styles, not only in the Phoenix area but throughout the Western United States. She has been playing professionally for more than 20 years, leading her bands Jazz Con Alma and Nova Mundo. Her music is melodic, fun, fluid, passionate, innovative, heartfelt, eclectic, honest, artistic, humorous, and spontaneous.