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Steve Wood

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

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”You are a great musician, teacher, and friend! Thank you so much for all the wisdom and knowledge you have shared with me over the years.” —James Hughes, former student and professional musician

“I hope you know how much I appreciated the time we spent together in assessing & upgrading my musical abilities. Without a doubt your personality & ability to communicate put you among the elite teachers.” —Dennis Furman, former student and financial planner

“Steve is a consummate musician. His knowledge of the history of the art form, the dramatis personae and the repertoire is formidable

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Primary Instrument

Sax, tenor



Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced


EDUCATION Steve has studied music at Oakland University and at the University of Michigan where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1975. At Oakland, he was a student in one of the country’s first jazz education programs which was directed by jazz great Marvin “Doc” Holiday. In addition to his university training, Steve studied with world famous trumpeter Marcus Belgrave and performed in his Jazz Development Workshop. In 1990 and 1991, Steve was awarded National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships which supported a period of study in New York City with master saxophonist George Coleman. TEACHING EXPERIENCE Steve has given lessons on saxophone, flute, and clarinet for more than thirty years

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