(Master and Copyright owner) * ASCAP * Solo instrumental guitarist, gaining International recognition through increased activity with music hosting web sites, public radio play and an independent A&R group (TAXI). Instrumental Background Music, available for licensing for Movies, Television, Video, etc. Influenced by many great artists, including David Gilmour, Neal Schon, Robin Trower, Carlos Santana, Jimmy Page, and George Benson. Style mix of Blues/Jazz, Rock and Latin.
I recently had the pleasure, and I do mean pleasure, of listening to a sampler CD by guitarist JEFF WOODS. The three cuts - "Lost But Not Forgotten" , "Better Believe It" and "Harmony" - were all originals. If this small sampling of his music was any indication of JEFF's talent, then I'll go on record right now as saying that he has a brilliant and lucrative career ahead of him. As I listened closely to his very versatile style of play, I found myself thinking that he could probably play just about any kind of music and play it well. The cuts all consisted of lots of jazz, with just the right amount of blues mixed in, a few hints of classical and even a flash or two of flamenco. . I look forward to listening to more of JEFF WOODS, and am sure that soon I'll be seeing his name in lots more places. BLEWZZMAN (Pete) The online "AMBASSADOR FOR THE BLUES" http://www.mary4music.com/Reviews.html
(Continued from "Bio")A university radio station in Londrina, South Parana' Brazil played Jeff's songs on a show called "Patrulha Do Rock". Jeff has had multiple forwards , to music supervisors and libraries, through an Independant A&R Group, and has recently had a song on Dateline NBC called Into The Sunset through his publisher. He is writing and recording Instrumental Background music for movies and TV.
Jimmy Page, Robin Trower, Carlos Santana, Neal Schon, David Gilmour, George Benson, Eric Clapton..
A native of Joliet Il., Jeff Woods has spent 34 years performing in a variety of bands and professionally.
A self-taught musician, being exposed to various styles of music has enabled him to create a unique style of his own. Most of his earlier work was done in the Chicago area suburbs. He recorded a 30 second commercial for Gonzo's, a night club in Illinois, which aired on WJOL out of Joliet. Jeff recorded and published a 30 minute Blues/Rock Cassette called Restless Night. Since Blues/Rock is his main style, a radio station in Hayward Wisconsin interviewed Jeff for almost an hour, introducing him and his tape on WOJB's Blues Monday
program. Jeff has been getting International exposure due to his increased activity with music hosting web sites. Seven out of seven songs have hit the charts on BeSonic, with "Lost But Not Forgotten" rating #2 as a "Hottest Mover of the Day" on the global charts. Four of the seven songs have frequently been on the charts on BeSonic for over three years. "Lost But Not Forgotten" was also picked as one of "BeSonics Best Blues" and was chosen as #6 on "Bad Blues Played Good", a compilation CD from Besonic. On Mp3.com, "Which Way Did He Go" topped the Instrumental Rock charts at #1, #2 and #5. A radio station in Macedonia Europe (1000 Skopje) contacted Jeff after hearing his music on the Internet, asking to use his music on their Blues/Jazz Program.
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