Composer, Arranger and Jazz Saxophonist


An accomplished saxophonist, composer and arranger, Gailloreto's abilities span various styles including jazz, blues, fusion and funk. He's worked with reputable artists such as Kurt Elling, Patricia Barber, Chicago Chamber Musicians, Fulcrum Point the and Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

He has a Bachelors in Music Composition from De Paul University and a Masters in Music Composition from Northwestern University. He is a recipient of the New Works: Creation & Presentation Program Grant from Chamber Music America. Through this grant he has created an intricate four movement work entitled “American Complex”.

His arrangments can be heard on Kurt Elling's  Grammy award winning CD "Dedicated To You".  He recently performed a Chicago premier of Marc Anthony Turnage's "Scorched" with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and John Scofield.

Jim Gailloreto is currently an associate professor of music at Roosevelt University and Univeristy of Illinois at Chicago.

Jim Gailloreto