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Ashley Wood – Saxophonist

"Sax player to the stars"

Ashley started his studies on the piano at the age of 3 years old and the sax when he was 13. By the age of 18 he had completed his grade 8 Associated Board Exams in both instruments, with a high distinction in both. At the age of 17 he was then accepted into the world renowned music school, Chethams School of Music, where he studied both jazz and classical music, having the opportunity to play with many great jazz musicians such as Johhny Dankworth and Peter King.

After his studies at Chethams, Ashley was then accepted into the Paul McCartney school, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts where he mainly focused on studying jazz. Here he was taught by another great saxophonist, Ian Dixon who has toured with the likes of Michael Brecker and Sting. Since leaving his studies, Ashley has been as full time session musician, playing gigs up and down the UK as well as internationally.

As well as playing in some of Londons’ top function bands, Ashley also specialises in playing sax alongside DJ’s, bringing a unique experience to party go’ers. Ashley has had the experience of playing in some of Londons’ top high end nightclubs including The Arts Club Mayfair, which is visited by many A Class Celebs, including David Beckham, Graham Norton and Nicole Scherzinger. He is also Steven Gerrard’s resident saxophonist, playing for his functions for the last 5 years, both at his home in Liverpool and in Portugal.

Ashley Wood – Saxophonist Demos:

Did you know, all of our musicians are freestyle experts, meaning they will be able to perform alongside any of our DJs, whatever music they are performing. 

Ashley Wood – Saxophonist
Average rating:  
 2 reviews
 by Trudie
Really good feedback
Venue: Excel London
DJ: Raf Hale 0 & Ash Wood (sax)

I enjoyed Raf’s set – and got some really good feedback from both colleagues and clients alike. Ash’s saxophone was a nice addition too. Overall, both of them were lovely and I’d love the opportunity to work with them (and yourself) again, so for any future events I’ll keep you in mind.

 by Poppy

The event was great and went really well, Raf and Ash Wood (sax player) were great together. The team and client couldn’t have been more complimentary of Raf and would recommend him for future events.


Thank you also for your help with this booking, you have been great and coming back to me straight away and it has been a pleasure working with you and look forward to working with you again in the future.