Roger Woods Tentet plays at the Jazz Station in Eugene
- Sam Reid alto saxophone, flute and clarinet
- Joe Manis tenor saxophone, flute and clarinet
- Roger Woods baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, clarinet, flute and arrangements
- Paul Krueger trumpet and flugelhorn
- Doug Doerfert trumpet and flugelhorn
- James Powers trombone
- Matt Ingman tuba and bass trombone
- Torrey Newhart piano
- Robert Lassila bass
- Evan Furrow drums
Roger Woods, Baritone Saxophonist, Clarinetist, Composer, Arranger and Bandleader, is a performing artist currently residing in Eugene, OR.
Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Roger Woods is a graduate of Howard University, located in Washington, D.C. After college he continued to live in Washington, D.C. and performed as a leader and sideman with people such as legendary Trumpeters Webster Young & Tom Williams and Drummer Winard Harper. He spent two and a half years (1983-1985) traveling the country with the late great Jazz Organist Jimmy McGriff, spent the summer of 1982 playing Alto Saxophone, Clarinet & Flute in the New York-based Charlie Persip big band. That band featured a host of veteran Jazz musicians, including the legendary Saxophonist Bill Saxton (who recommended Woods to Persip) and Tuba player Ray Draper. Persip featured a few of Roger's big band arrangements, included one written for Ray Draper.
Since Roger's arrival to Oregon in 1995, he has led several bands, including the Portland-based St. James/Woods Nonet, the Eugene-based group The Octet, The Jessika Smith/Roger Woods big band and has been for the past 5 years a regular member of the Portland-based Chuck Israels Jazz Orchestra as its Baritone Saxophonist and Bass Clarinetist.