Drummer James Wood holds an Honours Bachelor degree in English and Related Literature, University of York and a Master's degree in Jazz and Improvised Music of the Univerity of York.
He is a member of the Late Music Ensemble. James works as a performer, tutor and creative consultant. As a researcher and musician he is primarily interested in improvisation within the jazz tradition, any and all performances in which he has participated have shaped his musical ontology and epistemology.
Grants & Awards
- Vinson Scholarship for Academic Excellence (2016)
- Arts Council England DYCP Award (2018)
- Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2014 Best New Band Award (with Donkey Zoo)