Greg Ward is a saxophonist and composer who was born in Peoria, IL. Currently based in Chicago, Ward 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, and Mike Reed.
Recently, Ward has collaborated with another composer, sound designer, and performer, Caleb Willitz. First, they composed the film score for Beresford Bennett’s film, Pinch, which was an official selection of the 2015 San Diego Black Film Festival. Second, Ward and Willitz will be releasing an electro-acoustic project, Gaps and Spaces: Synoptic Optiks.
The Caleb Willitz Ensemble makes earthy music in a freewheeling, improvised format. Caleb’s carefully crafted songs come alive against a backdrop of sonic experimentation and spontaneous improvisation. The Ensemble is an ever-growing cast of Chicago improvisers, and in the past has included: Tatsu Aoki (bass), Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello & effects), Edward Wilkerson (tenor), Greg Ward (alto), Rami Atassi (guitar & effects), Raul Cotaquispe (drums), Tara Smith (vocals).
From the Hideout website