Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor
Steve Wood started his professional training at Oakland University where he studied with Marvin Doc Holladay and Sam Sanders. He also studied with legendary trumpeter, Marcus Belgrave in his Jazz Development Workshop. In 1990 Steve won a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship to study with jazz great, George Coleman. In his professional career Steve has performed with many of the world's finest jazz musicians. He has released two CD's as a leader, Unanswerable Questions on Alembic records in 1993 and Deep Woods on Corridor Records in 2000. As a sideman, he has appeared on recordings with Don Mayberry, Ron English, Bill Heid, the Toledo Jazz Orchestra, Paul Keller, Scott Gwinnell, and others. He has toured Europe twice with the Paul Keller Orchestra, and maintains an active performance schedule at jazz clubs, concerts, and festival throughout Michigan and Ohio. Steve is currently teaching at the Cranbrook Academy in Bloomfield Hills MI and at Royal Music Studios in Royal Oak MI.