Woody Witt

Composer, performer and educator, Woody Witt is a saxophonist setting his tone as a leader in the jazz world today. His fresh ideas and original approach to improvisation and composition have earned him a place to perform with some of the top names in the industry.

Born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1969, Woody discovered his love for music at the early age of 8. He manages a diverse music career centered in Houston, TX. To quote Grammy Award Winning trumpeter and composer, Randy Brecker, “Woody Witt continues the tradition of great 'Texas Tenors' with a big fat sound, fresh ideas and a decidedly modern and original approach to improvisation and composition. A perfect combination of building on the past and searching for the future.” Woody's style can be recognized instantly - it is that weaving of the old with the new that catches the listener's ear. His sound is distinctive and sought after by many jazz artists: Tim Hagans, Louis Hayes, Adam Nussbaum, James Moody, Conrad Herwig, David Liebman and others.

Woody's first CD, released in 2002, launched him into the recording industry with a sense of newfound passion. With the international release of his second CD, “Square Peg, Round Hole,” on Apria Records, the world jazz community should take notice. Woody teamed up with world renown jazz artists Randy Brecker (trumpet), David Kikoski (piano), Johannes Weidenmueller (bass) and Ari Hoenig (drums) to record eight of his original compositions.

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”Top line contemporary jazz by Woody and his friends, covering all the bases and done with passion and grace.” - David Liebman Saxophonist with Miles Davis, Elvin Jones and others.

”a confident storyteller of depth and distinction.” - Miles Willis ”Milestones” on 90.5 KPFT

”rare control of the upper register and a warm, fat tone belying his classical training and deep jazz roots.” - Jeff Gardner Jazz Pianist

”his tenor sound is quite firmly in the here and now.” - Kelly Dean Jazzhouston.com

”There is nothing academic about his approach

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Primary Instrument

Saxophone

Discography

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