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Sunday Music - Andy Woodson and Dennis Hodges

July 22, 2018 6pm - 8pm

Andrew Woodson Lecturer Jazz Studies

Andy Woodson, lecturer of jazz bass, is one of the most in-demand bassists in the central Ohio area, and has been a vital part of the Columbus music scene since 1985. He received his BA in Music Performance (Jazz Studies) at The Ohio State University in 1989, and won an outstanding soloist award at the Tri-C Jazz Festival in 1988. He has worked as a bassist on cruise ships, and has performed at the Montreux, North Sea, Saratoga, and Newport Jazz Festivals, and has also toured Sweden and Japan. Andy has performed and recorded with D.D. Jackson, David Murry, Billy Hart, Vince Andrews, Hank Marr, Bobby Floyd, Mark Flugge, Jack Wilkins, Kim Pensyl, Bill Dobbins, Fareed Haque, Kenny Drew Jr., Byron Stripling, the Woody Herman Orchestra, and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. In addition to his work as a sideman, he also records his own music including Scioto (1997) and Catalpa (2002). He has been teaching jazz bass at Ohio State since 2004.

Dennis Hodges has been an active musician in central Ohio since the early 2000s. He came to Columbus to study with Stan Smith at Capital University, completing his degree in 2005. While there, he was also able to study with Sid Jacobs (MI), Rick Peckham (Berklee), and Karl Wohlwend.

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