Wednesday July 7, 2010
Posted by Glenn Meisner
Born and raised in the inner city of Los Angeles, Woody Woods is an author, and a self-taught composer, conductor, lyricist and pianist. Blessed with the opportunity to conduct Parade of the Chariots, from the movie, Ben Hur, during his final year in Junior High School, Woods became hooked on directing bands, choirs and orchestras. He also had one of his original arrangements performed by the school Jazz Band that year. Thus, the fire was lit, and there was no putting it out. Woods was originally a woodwind player specializing in tenor sax, flute and clarinet. He began to take the piano seriously when the pianist in his high school Jazz ensemble (The Jazz Executives) joined another band. Since the band could not play without a pianist, Woods starting playing the piano and never did get back to any of his woodwinds.
Woody's favourite album
The musician Woody most admires
The turning point when Woody decided to be a musician
Woody's most memorable musical experience
Woody's most memorable concert