Parker Woods is an innovative guitarist, educator and composer from Vancouver, B.C. A wide variety of influences go into Parker’s work, from musicians such as Bill Frisell to artists like Paul Klee, and Ben Shahn. His compositions are deeply expressive and cinematic in nature.
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. Current projects include leading the group, Otra, and a new duo with drummer, Miles Wong. Parker is also involved with V.Y.C.E, Mashed Poetics Band, Ardeshir Quartet, and Sarah Kennedy Music. As an educator, Parker is currently working as a senior instructor at St. James Music Academy and teaching privately.