Formed in 2006, The Woodhouse is a group of long-time friends who came together to play shows in their home province of Nova Scotia each December. Drawing on jazz and holiday classics, they have created their own "little big band" to knock audiences out with unique arrangements. Now in their 9th year of sold out shows, they have performed throughout Canada, receiving high praise and regular album rotation on CBC Radio, and JazzFM 91.1.
Recently nominated for 'Jazz Recording of the Year' by Music Nova Scotia, their debut album "Home For Christmas" features special guests including Canadian jazz legend Don Thompson, South Shore vocalist Jennah Barry, and Toronto multi-instrumentalist Mike Eckert. They have also collaborated with rising-star vocalist Barbra Lica for a string of shows in Toronto this past year.
The Woodhouse is:
James Ervin • trumpet, flugel
Nevin Dunn • saxophones
Matt Giffin • piano, keyboards
Søren Nissen • upright bass
Will Fisher • drums, percussion