Billy Denk

Born: April 23, 1967    Primary Instrument: Guitar

Billy Denk

Billy Denk is a jazz guitarist from Chicago.

Billy is founder of Jazz on the Square, a not-for-profit organization which promotes jazz performance and education in northern Illinois. In addition, he is host of the Jazz on the Square Jazz Jam Series which brings top performers together with less experienced musicians. His organization hosts the Woodstock Jazz Festival each August.

Initially playing left-handed on an antique Harmony acoustic guitar, Billy switched to righty upon getting his first electric guitar. Soon afterward he played his first professional gig....
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As a Leader

Prairie Fire
Waltzing Square Records

Tracks: Prairie Fire; Liquid Blues; Northern Sky Reverie; Waltz for Daniel; Monroe Street; Third Rail; Heartland Expression; Of You This Gift; Requiem for a Memory; Controlled Burn.

Personnel: Billy Denk, Guitar | Phil Ciancio, Soprano & Alto Saxphone | Bryan Kryouac, Tenor Saxophone| Curt Johnson, Piano & Organ | Jim Seidel, Bass; Fred Faller, Drums.

Waltzing Square Records

Tracks: Tarantula; Waltzing on the Square; Casco Viejo; Circulicity; Seesaw; Sunday Afternoon; One Night Only; Samba Sunrise; Bird in Flight; In a Blue Way.

Personnel: Billy Denk, Guitar | Dave Childress, Piano | Chris Ray, Bass | Johnny Weber, Drums.

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