Art Woodbury plays jazz saxophone and has performed with the Fred Radke Orchestra and as a freelance musician. He has performed on a variety of instruments, including the tenor, alto, soprano, and baritone saxophones, clarinet, flute, piccolo, bassoon, piano, and various electronic instruments including the computer. During his freelance career, he has appeared with many prominent performers: Lionel Hampton, Mel Torme, Les Elgart, Harry James, Sammy Davis Jr., Ray Price, Skitch Henderson, Al Hirt, Doc Severinson, Fred Radke, Gina Funes, Howard Keel and Anne Blythe (in Showboat), Josť Ferrer (in Man of La Mancha), Gladys Knight and the Pips, The Temptations, Carol Channing, Gene Kelly, Johnny Carson, Marilyn McCoo,  Redd Foxx, Fats Waller, Jr., Rosemary Clooney, Jimmy Dean, Tammy Wynette, Blue Cheer and many others, and in a variety musicals: Jesus Christ Superstar, Showboat, Man of La Mancha, 42nd Street, The Sound of Music.

Although Art's current arena is jazz, he performed and taught classical and avant garde music for many years. He performed as bassoonist for the Sacramento Symphony Orchestra for 9 years, as well as the Sonoma Symphony Orchestra, the Grande Ronde Symphony Orchestra, and as a guest artist with The Florida Gulf Coast Orchestra, and many others.

He is a retired Professor of Music from the University of South Florida and taught previously at the University of California at Davis---tenured at both institutions. As a post-graduate, he studied at the University of California at Berkeley and was part of the Artificial Intelligence Project at Stanford University. Art was a founding member of the New Music Ensemble at the University of California at Davis, and performed and recorded with them. During this time he was Associate Editor for the music journal Source: Music of the Avant Garde and as such, worked with many internationally recognized composers, including John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen, David Tudor, Harry Partch, and Larry Austin.

Art is a published and recorded composer, arranger, and performer, and has toured internationally as a composer and artist-in-residence. His biography can be found in such references as Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Composers On Record, Contemporary American Composers: a Biographical Dictionary, Contemporary Composers: Vol. III, International Who's Who in Music and Musicians, Who's Who in American Music: Classical, and Who's Who in Entertainment. He is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, the National Music Honor Society.

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