APPEARANCES

UPCOMING EVENTS

June 6, Live on Logan: Palmer Square, Chicago, IL

June 12, FoxFire, Geneva, IL

June 18, Andy's, Chicago, IL

June 19, Andy's, Chicago, IL

July 7, Copper Fox, Geneva, IL

July 16, Dry City, Wheaton, I

July 24, Copper Fox, Geneva, IL

August 4, Copper Fox, Geneva, I
August 11, Montrose Saloon, Chicago, IL
August 14, FoxFire, Geneva, IL
September 4, Private Party, Addison, IL

PAST EVENTS

April 7, Fitzgerald's, Berwyn, IL

April 17, FoxFire, Geneva, IL

April 23, Andy's, Chicago, IL

April 24, Andy's, Chicago, IL

May 8, JA Air Center, Sugar Grove, IL

May 20, Hotel Allegro, Chicago, IL

May 22, Two Brothers Tap House, Warrenville, I

May 27, Epiphany Center for the Arts, Chicago, IL

June 2, Copper Fox, Geneva, IL

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NEWS

May 2021

The new recording of ambient and chill groove music "Introverse" is available at billydenkmusic.bandcamp.com! The sounds on this recording are the result of musical and mindful self-reflection. The inward vibrations which move my soul inspired the creation of these pieces. Not all the compositions are of quiet introspection or solitude, as some demonstrate improvisational, even playful inventiveness. The result is a recording from the heart.

December 2020

The latest recording of chill, ambient music is now available! "Connection" features five pieces of heartfelt electronic sound collages subconsciously influenced by all those whom I have loved in my lifetime. Those before us, apparitions in the same, ancestral sky that I look to each night. The glow of the stars lights the way for those who walk with me now and will follow when I'm gone... This is connection. Available on billydenkmusic.bandcamp.com

May 2020

Thank you to all for listening!

January 2020

Thanks to Candice Michelle at Journeyscapes Radio, Renée Blanche at Night Tides, and Matt Hermes at WDCB 90.9 FM for featuring music from "Starbound". Another new ambient recording "Soul Immersion" has just been released and will soon hit the airwaves! Also, check out "October 6, 2019" the free-form guitar improvisation all available on billydenkmusic.bandcamp.com

June 2019

Thank you to Paul Abella and WDCB 90.9 FM for featuring tracks from the latest recordings "Positive Space" and "Pieces of Light"! Thank you to Rusty Hodge at SomaFM for including "Positive Space" on SomaFM's BandCamp collection. Thank you to Candice at Journeyscapes Radio for including tracks from "Positive Space" on their ambient playlist.

January 2019

"Positive Space" was just released, Billy's first electronic ambient recording. It features otherworldly ambient guitar and synth pieces. See the Media section for digital download information.

April 2017

"Pieces of Light" is available! The recording took place at John Hegner's Starbell Hatchery Studio outside of Woodstock, Illinois with Dave Childress (piano & synth), Phil Ciancio (tenor & soprano sax), Jim Seidel (bass) and Johnny Weber (drums) putting in outstanding performances on these original compositions. The new recording features photography by artist Ann Powell, "Clouds on the Prairie."

Go to billydenkmusic.bandcamp.com to download music or ask Billy for a CD at his next show.

BIO

 

Billy Denk is an American guitarist and composer.

 

Billy previously hosted the Northern Sky Jazz Show on Harvard Community Radio where he introduced the music of and interviewed Chicago's brightest jazz musicians, in addition to some of his heroes worldwide. 

Billy founded Jazz on the Square, a Woodstock, Illinois, not-for-profit organization which promotes jazz performance and education in northern Illinois. From 2007 to 2013, he hosted the Jazz on the Square Jazz Jam Series which brought top performers together with less experienced musicians. Several young musicians took the stage with encouragement from Denk, many of whom have developed into fine jazz performers. Billy also organized Jazz on the Square's annual jazz festival each August.

A consummate musician gifted in many styles, Billy's focus has been on fusing jazz, funk, latin, rock, ambient, and experimental music. He performs in Chicago regularly with the Paul Abella Trio. Billy has recorded and performed with saxophonists Frank Ardito and Phil Ciancio, the John Weber Trio, Chris Greene Quartet, and Glazz Ensemble, and worked with legendary producer Joe Tortorici. 

MUSIC

billydenkmusic.bandcamp.com