Woods played in the trumpet section of Rob McConnell’s celebrated ‘The Boss Brass’ for much of the band’s existence, as well as most of the other big bands and several smaller ensembles on the Toronto jazz scene. He led the band at Ontario Place for years, playing for hundreds of acts which played ‘The Forum’ there.
He also contracted, and frequently played in the house bands at Toronto’s O’Keefe Centre for an extended period, serving as a pit-band for hit touring musical productions, and the ongoing parade of individual stars performing there.
Dave Woods was a member of ‘The Boss Brass’ when they were featured for the first time in the “Sound of Toronto Jazz” Concert Series at the Ontario Science Centre on November 5, 1979.
Dave Woods: trumpet
Al Stanwyck: trumpet
Arnie Chycoski: trumpet
Russ Little: trombone
Norm Amadio: piano, organ
Peter Appleyard: vibes, percussion
Bob Price: bass
Jerry Fuller: drums
Maurice Beaulieu: banjo
Bobby Edwards: guitar
Al Harris: guitar
Produced and arranged by Dave Woods
Engineered by Peter Houston and Dave Slagter
Recorded at Toronto Sound Studios