GREG WARD QUINTET
DEBUT ALBUM TO BE RELEASED SPRING OF 2018
Greg Ward - alto saxophone, Dave Miller - guitar, Matt Gold - guitar, Matt Ulery - bass, and Quin Kirchner - drums.
Greg Ward is a saxophonist and composer currently based in Chicago after several years living in New York, Ward. He has had the opportunity to perform and record with a varied group of artists like Prefuse 73, Lupe Fiasco, Tortoise, William Parker, Andrew D'Angelo, Nicole Mitchell, Hamid Drake, Chris Cheek, Ingrid Laubrock, Occidental Brothers Dance Band International, and Mike Reed. The Greg Ward Quintet features two of Chicago's finest guitarists--Dave Miller and Matt Gold, as well as bassist Matt Ulery, and drummer Quin Kirchner (of Wild Belle). They recorded their debut album in 2017 and will release the material sometime in 2018.
"Greg Ward, whose long and searching alto saxophone solo is one of the best things I've heard this year." -Ben RatliffThe New York Times
"…..an odd mix of warmth, thoughtfulness and thrash." Steve Greenlee, JazzTimes
"Greg Ward is clearly a musician with focus and vision….." Phil Freeman, Burning Ambulance
"He manages to make incredibly complex melodies seem effortless….." Laurel Morris, Charting The Music