Al Wood's Nine

Al Wood- trumpet, saxes and director, Jim Corry – alto James Russell – alto Stuart MacDonald -  tenor Ben Lowman – tenor Sam Thornton – baritone and vocals,  Graham Hearn – piano Garry Jackson – bass  Bob Howard – drums


Al Wood is an astonishing multi instrumentalist, as at home on alto and baritone saxophones as well as trombone and trumpet. He was a member of the Maynard Ferguson Big Band, apparently the only musician to have played every "chair" in the band. He was until recently deputy head of jazz performance at Leeds College of Music and is a nationally respected big band leader. He has led the last three Big Band Jamborees organised by Jazz Yorkshire - opportunities for young people from Yorkshire schools to work on big band playing an scores with Al and fellow big band leader John Ellis


His nine piece band has a dream line up of some of the best mainstream and bop players in the Yorkshire region


The Al Wood Nine are at Seven Arts Leeds on Sunday November 4th 2012, 1-4pm £5/£4 concessions kids under 16 free. The doors open at 1pm, music 1.30-4pm, families welcome