Mal Wood is a musician with an impressive resume. From being musical director for Hugh Sheridan at the 2021 Brisbane Festival to working with inclusive musical theatre through Centacare, lecturing in jazz trumpet at Southern Cross University and being artistic director for the Brisbane Jazz Club, he is constantly performing and educating.

He has appeared at events such as the 2019 Logies, Sydney Jazz Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Byron Bay Bluesfest and Caloundra Music Festival, and worked alongside artists including Jerry Lewis, John and James Morrison, Tina Arena, David Campbell, Sophie Monk, Tom Burlinson, Jessica Mauboy, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and more.

With jazz being his first love, Mal performs regularly throughout Australia with his own band, singing and playing trumpet. He is also a natural comedian and keeps the audience laughing with clever retorts and entertaining stage antics. 

He is returning to the Sunshine Coast to perform at the Jazz Sessions, held at the Glass House Brewery in Forest Glen. Mal will be joined by Lachlan Hawkins (drums/handpan), John Reeves (piano/accordion),  Lawson Hamilton (bass) and special guest Johan Lee (drums) for a beautiful evening of favourite jazz and blues tunes with a twist of country, soul and world music.  

Mal Wood and Friends is on May 29 from 6pm. Tickets are $54 and include a two-course dinner, visit

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