Hamilton College Department of Music Presents The Art of the Quintet
on September 12
The Hamilton College Department of Music will present 'The Art of the
Quintet' featuring music by 'Doctuh' Michael Woods on Tuesday, September
12 - 9 PM at Wellin Hall in the Schambach Center for Music and the
Performing Arts on the Hamilton campus, 198 College Hill Road in Clinton,
Bassist 'Doctuh' Michael Woods will join trumpeter Jeff Stockham,
saxophonist Bob Cesari, pianist Tom Witkowski and drummer Rick Compton
for a program of his original compositions for jazz quintet.
This concert is free and open to the public. For more information,
please call the Hamilton College box office at 315-859-4331 or visit
the school online at http://www.hamilton.edu/.
Associate Professor of Music 'Doctuh' Michael Woods is the Director
of Jazz Studies at Hamilton College. Born in Akron, Ohio in 1952, he
grew up listening to Black gospel music and rhythm and blues. Woods
studied music formally at Akron University where he finished with a B.M.
degree in composition. He went on to obtain two masters degrees from
the Indiana University. Woods received his doctorate degree in music
composition at University of Oklahoma in 1991. Woods also studied jazz
arranging and film scoring at Berklee College of Music in Boston and
completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Arts Administration. As a
composer, Woods was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the
Arts. He has written over 500 pieces in all styles. His compositions
have been performed by the Albany Symphony, the Pittsburgh New Music
Ensemble, the Little Rock Symphony, the Tulsa Philharmonic, the Lafayette
Symphony (Indiana), the Pro Musica Orchestra (Columbus, Indiana), the
Central New York Jazz Orchestra, and the Salt City Jazz Collective.
You can read more about Michael Woods and the recent Albany Symphony
Orchestra premiere of his Places of Light in Music & Vision Daily's
feature Three Questions Before the First Night by Carson Cooman at
He is represented by Jeffrey James Arts Consulting, who can be contacted
at 516-586-3433 or [log in to unmask]
Jeffrey James Arts Consulting