A Queens, New York native, Reggie Woods is a Saxophonist, Composer, Arranger, Producer and Educator who has been influenced by legendary Jazz saxophonists Gene Ammons and Dexter Gordon. While his sound is reminiscent of these masters of Jazz, you will be moved by his individual soulful sound from the sweet melodic mature tones of his tenor, alto and soprano saxophones. A gifted and versatile performer, Reggie has played and recorded with some of the top artists in the business. Although Jazz is his first love, he has added a special quality to his live and recorded sessions with Rap, Pop, Funk and Blues genres, as well.
A graduate of New York University [Master of Arts in Music Education and Kodaly Certification], Long Island University [Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance] and Five Towns College [Associate of Applied Science in Music Performance], a Certified Prevention Professional [OASAS]. Reggie continues to pursue advanced training in music education and counseling. He is a National Endowment Recipient for Jazz Performance and recipient of the Satchmo Music Entertainment Award.
Reggie has performed with Najee, the late Isaac Hayes, Bill Saxton, Greg Osby, Bross Townsend, Jimmy Heath, Betty Carter, Doc Cheatham, the late Ben E. King, Aaron Hall, R. Kelly, RUN DMC, Vanessa Rubin, Rhonda Ross and Hank Shakley from Public Enemy.
Reggie and his group have performed a private party alongside Stevie Wonder at Kona Island, Hawaii and opened for Tony Bennett for former President Bill Clinton's Global Initiative Program held at The Sheraton Hotel in New York City. They have been featured on the Today Show Wedding Series, The Insider and Oprah Winfrey Shows.