19/8 Records To Release SOUTH SIDE STORY The Debut Recording from Saxophonist/Composer GREG WARD’S FITTED SHARDS

Available September 28, 2010 at:
http://www.nineteeneight.com, and Itunes

“Greg Ward has brought together his superb ability to reflect not only his personality but the current times in his debut album, Fitted Shards. Opening a solo career with this strong of a statement in the jazz world can only lead to inevitable success throughout his lifetime.” – C. Janus, Author of The New Face of Jazz (Random House, July 2010)

“I’m thinking of Greg Ward, whose long and searching alto saxophone solo in ‘Third Option’ is one of the best things I’ve heard on record this year.” – Ben Ratliff, The New York Times (4/27/10 review on Mike Reed’s People, Places & Things)

“Ward has moved from talented newbie to forceful younger statesman as quickly as his mercurial style goes from liquid to edgy. He appears on more than a dozen albums and works in bands ranging from free jazz (TBD Improvisation Orchestra) to West African dance music (Occidental Brothers) to the Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble to his eclectic new quartet Fitted Shards.” – Neil Tesser, Jazziz

“Manages to fully invoke both backstreet grit and jazz sophistication.” – David Whiteis, JazzTimes

Greg Ward’s Fitted Shards South Side Story Features:
Greg Ward – Alto saxophone, compositions, Rob Clearfield – Keyboards, piano, synth, Jeff Greene – Upright/Electric bass, Quin Kirchener – Drums/percussion

Greg Ward’s Fitted Shards CD Release Concerts for South Side Story:

September 17, 2010 – The Velvet Lounge
67 E. Cermak Road, Chicago, IL, tel 312 791 9050, http://www.velvetlounge.net

October 9, 2010 – The Green Mill
4802 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago, IL, tel 773 878 5552, http://www.greenmilljazz.com

NYC PREMIERE!!! – November 7, 2010 – The Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street, NYC, tel 212 989 9319, http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com

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Greg Ward will also be performing at The Jazz Gallery in NYC on September 16 with David Bryant (piano), Joe Sanders (bass) and Damon Reid (drums)

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