Gary Wood started playing the cornet at the age of 8 with his local brass band, however it wasn’t until he left school that he took a real interest in music. He quickly developed a taste for jazz and swing music, joining his first band in 1986. Gary has built a solid reputation as a trumpeter and vocalist and now works as a busy, freelance musician appearing with bands in a variety of jazz & swing styles. Gary has performed at festivals in the UK and Europe and has played with many top musicians such as Alan Barnes, John Dankworth and Roy Williams.
Gary also runs his own successful quartet and has released his debut CD ‘Evening Standards’.
He first joined Richard Leach’s 7 Stars of Jazz at the beginning of 2015.