In celebration of the opening of the Menil Drawing Institute, Da Camera and the Menil Collection present saxophonist Woody Witt and his trio.
Woody Witt has been an increasingly significant musical force during the past decade as a tenor-saxophonist, a composer and as an educator. Woody Witt has recorded over 25 CDs as a sideman and released ten CDs of his own, most recently Absinthe: The Music of Billy Strayhorn and Presence. He has collaborated with such major jazz artists as trumpeters Randy Brecker, Tim Hagans and Jim Rotondi; saxophonists James Moody, David Liebman and Tim Armacost; trombonist Conrad Herwig; pianists Larry Ham, Joe LoCascio and Mark Levine; drummers Louis Hayes, Adam Nussbaum, and Billy Hart; and singer Nancy King. He has worked with the Houston Symphony and Houston Ballet, and has been featured on major third-stream works that blend together jazz and classical music. The winner of the 2010 Chamber Music America French American Cultural Exchange grant and the 2014 International Jazz Saxophone Competition in Taiwan, Woody is the booker and the artistic director at Houston’s top jazz club, Cezanne. Currently involved in several different group projects, Woody Witt is a consistently creative musician who is at the peak of his powers.