Jim Gailloreto's abilities explore a repertoire ranging from early 20th-century classical to mainstream jazz. He has worked with reputable artists such as Kurt Elling, Patricia Barber, Chicago Chamber Musicians, Fulcrum Point , The Orion Ensemble and Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Gailloreto’s hard-to-categorize and startlingly original compositions have earned him local and national praise. As artistic director his innovative arrangements and original work are performed regularly by:
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.