Andrew G. Wood
Jazz Musician, Educator and Bandleader
Born in Nottingham in 1991, Andrew is a jazz musician and
has played drums professionally since 2008 and is currently based in
the East Midlands, currently studying Jazz at the prestigious Leeds
College of Music under the tutelage of Dave Walsh and Peter
Andrew plays in numerous ensembles including his own trio, with Colin
Dudman (Barbara Thompson’s “Paraphernalia”) on Piano and Dominic
Holmes on Double Bass. This trio in various forms has existed since
2008 and has recently recorded an E.P. for free public release and
promotion, available for download on SoundCloud.
Another prominent project is 'fluff', featuring Ben Martin and Martin
Spencer. Contemporary saxophone trio pushing the boundaries of
To date in his career, Andrew has supported and played with some of
the UK’s most prominent jazz artists, including Dave O’ Higgins, Abram
Wilson, Tom Cawley, Gareth Williams, Simon Bates and Dave Swift.
Recently, Andrew appeared with top US trumpet star Allen Vizzutti on
his only UK date of 2011.
Andrew has extensive performance experience in all jazz and
commercial settings, ranging from Contemporary Jazz Trio to Orchestral
Percussion, with all other styles and genres covered.
In 2010, Andrew’s trio won the Trinity Guildhall Open Jazz Award in
National Festival of Music for Youth.
Andrew is also a well established educator, teaching from the
Nottingham Drum and Guitar Centre studios, near the Nottingham
Capital FM arena. For enquiries with regards to seeking drum lessons,
please contact Andrew directly.
My Jazz Story
I love jazz because... It's constantly evolving.
I was first exposed to jazz... Living in Newark, seeing the trad guys
playing on Sunday afternoons at the castle.
The best show I ever attended was... Chris Potter and Dave Holland live
at the Barbican.
The first jazz record I bought was... Moanin' - Jazz Messengers
My advice to new listeners... Start from the beginning
- Miles Davis - 'Kind of Blue'
- Art Blakey - 'Moanin'
- Cannonball Adderly - 'Somethin Else'