CHARLES ‘RAHMAT’ WOODS has performed on flute or saxophone with Roy Haynes, Helen Humes, Don Cherry, Tarika Blue, Conjunto Peligro, Jean Paul Bourelly, Odean Pope’s Saxophone Choir, Eva Cassidy, Little Helena, Klassic Kids of DC, Poetry in Motion, Jazz-E, The Peace on Earth Ensemble, DC Jazz Festival’s Jazz for Healthier Generations, and others in New York, Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia Areas.
Born in Buffalo NY and a resident of the state of Maryland, Woods has appeared with his own ensembles on radio and television broadcast, and at a number of distinguished performance spaces. His theme music has been used for the syndicated Native American cable TV show “Four Winds”. His song “Look What You Done to Me”, recorded by singer Sheila Skipworth, was used in the major feature film “Something New” (2006) starring Sanae Latham. Woods’ recordings include: “A Flower for Flo” (2016), “More Than a Dream: 10-10-15” (2015), “The Language of Birds” (2013), “The Unidentified Sound” (2011 C. Henry Woods Troupe), “Live at Johnny’s Half Shell (2010), “Dance With Your Wife” (2010 C. Henry Woods Troupe), “DC Love Orchestra” (2005), “Rahmat Shabazz Original Jazz” (2003), “Modern Music Therapy: the music of Roy Haynes”(1999); “Equinox” (Jazz-E/Cosmicly 1990), “Ella “ and “ Columbia Road” (Peligro 1985), “Novato De Amour” (Moonflower 1983), “Pluckerland West” (Pluckerland 2009),“The Stranger” ( C. Henry Woods Troupe, enyx 1975). Charles Rahmat Woods is President of the Syracuse University Alumni Jazz Appreciation Society, Secretary of the Washington Listening Group, and is a Maryland Touring Artist with the Maryland State Arts Council. Visit his website at: www.rahmatshabazz.com