"Derek has deftly explored both modern and traditional jazz concepts with a relaxed and congenial ease"
- Andy Brown, Chicago Jazz Guitarist
Jazz Guitarist Derek Duleba performs and teaches globally. He is an active member of the Chicago jazz community, performing throughout the city at venues such as Chicago Symphony Center, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, The Green Mill, and The Jazz Showcase.
Derek shares the stage with many Chicago jazz luminaries including Jeremy Kahn, Dan Trudell, Chris Foreman, Art Davis, Russ Phillips, Eric Schneider, and Andy Schumm among others.
Mentored by virtuoso guitarists Fareed Haque and Bobby Broom, Derek earned a Master of Music in Jazz Studies from Northern Illinois University.