GREG WARD TRIO:
Greg Ward - alto saxophone, Dennis Carroll - bass, Greg Artry - drums.
Greg Ward is a saxophonist and composer currently based in Chicago after several years living in New York. Ward has had the opportunity to perform and record with a varied groups of artists like Prefuce 73, Lupe Fiasco, Tortoise, William Parker, Andrew D'Angelo, Nicole Mitchell, Hamid Drake, Chris Cheek, Ingrid Laubrock, Occidental Brothers Dance Band International, Marquis Hill, Makaya McCraven, and Mike Reed. Greg's trio approaches original compositions and standard jazz repertoire with exciting modernity and has been featured in the U.S. and Europe on various stages.
"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