Chris Wood (jazz musician)
Chris Wood performing with John Medeski, Billy Martin, and John Scofield, 2007
|Birth name||Christopher Barry Wood|
|Born||Boulder, Colorado, U.S.|
|Genres||Jazz, jazz-funk, avant-garde jazz|
|Instruments||Double bass, bass guitar|
|Labels||Gramavision, Blue Note, Indirecto|
|Associated acts||Medeski, Martin & Wood, The Wood Brothers|
Wood was raised in Boulder, Colorado, where he studied jazz and classical music. He attended the New England Conservatory of Music in 1989. His teachers included Geri Allen, Dave Holland, and Bob Moses. Reducing his classes, he accompanied Moses and John Medeski as sidemen for a tour, then played with them in New York City.
He formed Medeski Martin & Wood in 1991 with Medeski and Billy Martin. Wood also collaborates with his brother, Oliver Wood in the band The Wood Brothers. Medeski produced their debut album, Ways Not to Lose. He has worked with Marc Ribot, Ned Rothenberg, John Scofield, Elliott Sharp, and John Zorn.
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