NATCHITOCHES – Versatile musician Warren Wolf will perform with the Northwestern State University Jazz Orchestra on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. Galindo Rodriguez directs the Jazz Orchestra.
The program will include “The Blues Machine” by Sammy Nestico featuring James Armstrong of Natchitoches on piano, Ian Cassidy of Madisonville on alto saxophone and Michael Daily of West Monroe on trombone; “A Time for Love” by Johnny Mandel and P. F. Webster and arranged by Hank Levy featuring the trombone section and “Garaje Gato” by Gordon Goodwin featuring Addison Pellegrino of Burleson, Texas, on drums, Jose Miguel Aguero of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on Latin percussion, Jack Salyer of Duncanville, Texas and Kenyon Johnson of DeRidder on saxophone and Ronald Rodriguez of Cartegena, Colombia on piano.
Wolf will perform two of his original compositions, “Soul Sister” and “Gang, Gang” along with “Invitation” by Bronislau Kaper and P.F. Webster and arranged by Eric Richards and “On Purple Porpoise Parkway” by Tom Kubis.
Wolf is a multi-instrumentalist from Baltimore. From the age of three, he has been trained on the vibraphone/marimba, drums and piano. Under the guidance of his father Warren Wolf Sr., Warren has a deep background in all genres of music.
After graduating from Berklee College of Music in May of 2001, Warren became an active musician on the Boston local scene. Wolf was hired in 2003 to become an instructor in the percussion department at Berklee. He taught private lessons on the vibraphone and drums, as well as a beginner’s keyboard class for entering freshman drum set majors.
After two years of teaching at Berklee, Wolf headed back to Baltimore to start his main goal of becoming a full-time performing musician. He landed the piano duties with the Rachael Price Group.
Wolf is the drummer of choice for alto saxophonist Tia Fuller, who tours with Beyonce. He is a member of the Donal Fox Group, which includes bassist John Lockwood and drummers Dafnis Preito and Terri Lyne Carrington. Wolf tours with Bobby Watson's Live and Learn sextet, Karriem Riggins Virtuoso Experience and Christian McBride & Inside Straight. With these three groups Warren has traveled the world, perforing throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.