Parker Woods is an innovative guitarist and composer from Vancouver, B.C. Greatly influenced by both musical and non-musical artist such as Bill Frisell, Jakob Bro, and artists, Paul Klee, and Ben Shahn, Parker’s compositions are often cinematic in nature and informed by the art and environment of his surroundings.
Parker holds an undergraduate degree in Jazz Studies from Capilano University. During his time there he performed with acclaimed jazz artist such as Norma Winstone, Randy Brecker, and David Braid. Currently Parker is the leader of his group, Otra. Parker Woods is also involved in projects such as the Woods/Debreuil/Galpin Trio, V.Y.C.E, the Mashed Poetics band, as well as a duo with singer, Kria Wall.
OTRA live at Cafe Deux Soleil, March 14th
Rehearsing with VYCE
Lawrence Wu setting up at Presentation House Studio – photography by Stephen Edwards