Marshall Wood

Marshall Wood, bass



Marshall Wood was born in Omaha, Nebraska, raised in Washington, D.C., and moved to New England in 1979, where he quickly became one of the most sought after bassists in the area. His reputation as a swinging and sensitive musician landed him recording dates with Anita O’Day, Monty Alexander, Tommy Flanagan, Dave McKenna, Ruby Braff, Scott Hamilton, and Gray Sargent.

He has also performed in top jazz festivals in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and South America, and has toured with Tony Bennett. Marshall Wood has enjoyed a comprehensive jazz career working with true jazz masters for over thirty-eight years including multiple performances, tours and recordings with: Big Joe Turner, Anita O’Day, Tony Bennett, Joe Pass, Gene Bertoncini, Gray Sargent, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Ruby Braff, Urbie Green, Phil Wilson, Al Cohn, Bud Freeman, Scott Hamilton, Warren Vache, Randy Brecker, Tommy Flanaghan, Monty Alexander, Makoto Ozone, Nelson Riddle, Ralph Sharon, Phil Woods, Joe Williams, Dorothy Donegan, Marian McPartland and a host of others.

Marshall’s recording credits include CDs with Carol Sloane, Anita O’Day, Scott Hamilton, Dave McKenna, Tommy Flanagan, Bucky Pizzarelli, and Donna Byrne. For the last 12 years he has been Tony Bennett’s bassist and is featured on Bennett’s Double Platinum Grammy Award winning album Duets II, Tony Bennett At 90, and his duet recordings with Lady GaGa as well as concert appearances around the world and multiple TV show appearances.