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Jazz From Redditch to Manhattan

We hear from Alex Woods who has played alto sax with Worcestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra, the Midlands Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Fat Chops Big Band and now plays in New York

Alex Woods from Redditch started his playing in a number of youth orchestras. Since then he has studied in Birmingham, Paris and the Manhattan School of Music. We catch up with his progress as he plays in New York with the hope of staying in the US for a while. He also tells us about a trip he is planning for members of the Worcestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra. And lots more music from Sonny Stitt to Jamie Cullum, pianist Fred Hunt to the Zenith Hot Stompers.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Sonny Stitt

    I Cover The Waterfront

  • Jamie Cullum

    You And The Night And The Music

  • Teddy Buckner

    St Louis Blues

  • Woody Herman

    Love Song Ballad

  • Kenny Burrell


  • Bob Brookmeyer

    Red Devil

  • Hendrick Meurkins

    Samba To Go

  • Chico Hamilton

    Satin Doll

  • Rosemary Clooney

    It's Only A Paper Moon

  • Phil Probert

    I'm In The Mood For Love

  • Tony Bennett

    The Very Thought Of You

  • Zenith Hot Stompers

    Everybody Loves Saturday Night

  • Joe Pass

    Night And Day

  • Worcestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra

    Body And Soul

  • Stan Kenton

    Swing House

  • Fred Hunt

    Sweet And Lovely

  • Dominic Alldis

    Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

  • Jive Aces


  • Mark Murphy

    Just Give Me Time

  • Al Casey

    Honeysuckle Rose

  • Stu Brown

    Devil Drums