Brian Woodruff Sextet

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The Brian Woodruff Sextet boasts a stellar cast of musicians and performs original compositions and arrangements that cover a wide variety of
moods, grooves, and harmonic styles.  The sextet is designed to incorporate the extended compositional possibilities of a big-band while
retaining the improvisational flexibility and economic advantages of a small group.  Our music is undoubtedly cutting-edge modern jazz, but
you’ll still be tapping your feet, nodding your head, and will probably find yourself humming some of the tunes on your way home.  The sextet
features Lisa Parrott on alto & soprano saxophones, Josh Deutsch on trumpet, Alan Ferber on trombone, Pete McCann on guitar, and Matt
Clohesy on bass.  You can sample tracks from our CD "The Tarrier"
below or purchase a copy here.
The Tarrier
LISTEN
A Wreath of Cloud
Trafalgar Square

The Tarrier, my first CD as a leader, features a full set of my original
compositions as performed by my sextet, which features

Lisa Parrott                                                     
    alto and soprano saxophones
Jacob Varmus                                                           
         trumpet and cornet
Alan Ferber                                                                    
                 trombone
Nate Radley                                                                       
                   guitar
Matt Clohesy                                                                                 
         bass
Brian Woodruff                                                                             
       drums
Brian Woodruff Sextet:  Back row, l to r: Matt Clohesy, bass; Pete McCann, guitar; Alan Ferber. trombone
Front row, l to r: Brian Woodruff, drums; Lisa Parrott, alto & soprano sax; Jacob Varmus, trumpet
Photo by Donnelly Marks
Brian Woodruff Sextet at Queens Jazz OverGround's 2015 Spring Jazz Fest.   l to r:
Guest vocalist Elisabeth Lohninger; Pete McCann, guitar; Matt Clohesy, bass; Brian
Woodruff, drums; Darius Christian Jones, trombone; Lisa Parrott, alto & soprano sax.
Photo by Scott Friedlander