1953年，来自米尔海姆鲁尔镇的高中学生建立了由小号手Helmut Schlitt指挥的旧时爵士乐队。很快，那些年轻且充满动力的音乐家就被他们雄心勃勃的定性演出所认可，乐队一举成名，知名度也超越了它的故乡。在那段时间的排练发生在乌伦霍斯特森林附近的一个木屋里，乐队的名字来源于此。乐队参加了在德国杜塞尔多夫，多特蒙德和法兰克福等地的爵士音乐节演出并获得了多项爵士乐奖项。1962年，Horst Jan？en开始担任Horst Jan？en爵士乐队的长号演奏员，并接管乐队的管理工作。WOODHOUSE在德国和整个欧洲进行了无数的音乐会。WOODHOUSE的音乐风格几年来逐渐演变为更现代的音乐风格。在70年代和80年代的WOODHOUSE被在各种电视节目及UND无线电节目邀请，迄今为止，Woodhouse已经制作了20多张LP，CD和DVD。此外，WOODHOUSE的历史在“Mülheim Blues”一书中有所体现。为庆祝2018年成立65周年，WOODHOUSE与客座独奏家一起举办了多场音乐会。作为一个周年庆典，WOODHOUSE被邀请参加在中国南京举办的2018“同乐江苏”国际爵士音乐节演出。WOODHOUSE是“德国最古老的爵士乐队”，以其独特的音乐和时髦的足迹而闻名。
In 1953 high school students from Mülheim Ruhr founded an Oldtime Jazzband conducted by the trumpeter Helmut Schlitt. Soon the young and highly motivated musicians were recognized by their ambitious and qualitative play for which Woodhouse quickly became famous also beyond it’s hometown. During that time rehearsals took place in a wooden house near Uhlenhorst forest, which has given the band its name.It was the time when new bands and festivals were founded in Düsseldorf, Dortmund and Frankfurt. Woodhouse played alongside bands such as Feetwarmers (conducted by Klaus Doldinger), Darktown Stompers Dortmund, Spree City Stompers Berlin and Two Beat Stompers Frankfurt. As a result of its success Woodhouse received several jazz awards, and resulted in Woodhouse’ first record deal with CLIMAX.In 1962 Horst Jan？en started as the trombone player of Woodhouse Jazzband and also took over the management of the band. Woodhouse played countless concerts in Germany and throughout Europe. Through the years Woodhouse evolved towards more modern music styles.In the 70s and 80s Woodhouse was featured in various TV- und Radio-Shows, including appearances of guest soloists on stage such as Gitte Haenning / Bill Ramsey / Paul Kuhn / Till Br？nner / Rolf Ericson / Eugen Cicero / Klaus Osterloh / Helge Schneider, to name some few. To date Woodhouse has produced over 20 LPs, CDs and DVDs. In addition, the history of Woodhouse was featured in the book “Mülheim Blues”.In celebration of its 65thanniversary in 2018 Woodhouse plays a number of concerts with guest soloists. As an anniversary highlight Woodhouse is invited invitation to play at the 2018 International Jazz and Worldmusic Festival in Nanjing, China WOODHOUSE is the “Oldest Jazzband in Germany” and is famous for its unique musical and groovy footprint.