Miller Theatre to Open Jazz Series with Anat Cohen, 10/12, and Warren Wolf, 11/2
Miller Theatre, Anat Cohen, Warren Wolf Quartet
Warren Wolf (vibraphone): Warren Wolf is a multi-instrumentalist who lives in Baltimore. As a youth, Warren attended Peabody Preparatory of The John Hopkins Institute in Baltimore, where he studied with former Baltimore Symphony member Leo LePage. While at Peabody, Warren played many popular styles of music, including classical, jazz, and ragtime. After graduating from The Baltimore School for the Arts in the spring of 1997, Warren headed north and enrolled at Berklee College of Music. At Berklee, Warren studied with Caribbean Jazz Project vibraphonist Dave Samuels. He also began to experiment with many different music styles outside of jazz and classical, such as hip-hop, R&B, drum-n-bass, funk, rock, gospel, world music, Latin, and many others. After years of training at Berklee and sitting in with musicians at the legendary Wally's Café, Warren landed the weekend gig at the club for the next three years-playing drums, not the vibraphone. Warren also co-led a quintet with trumPeter Jason Palmer at Wally's.
Warren is a former faculty member at Berklee College of Music. He taught in the college percussion department teaching piano classes for entering freshman drummers. He has also taught private lessons at Berklee for drummers and mallet students. At Berklee Warren had the chance to play and record with many of the worlds best musicians, including Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Nicholas Payton, Mulgrew Miller, Lewis Nash, Christian McBride, Terri-Lyne Carrington, Bobby Watson, Roy Hanynes, and Danilo Perez.
Warren has recorded five records as a leader: Incredible Jazz Vibes, featuring Mulgrew Miller on piano, Vicente Archer on bass, and Kendrick Scott on drums; Raw, featuring Darren Barrett on trumpet, Walter Smith on tenor saxophone, and Lawrence Fields on piano; Warren "Chano Pozo" Wolf; Black Wolf, featuring Mulgrew Miller on piano, Jeff "Tain" Watts on drums, Rodney Whitaker on bass, with Warren on vibes, drums, and piano; and Warren Wolf, released on the Mack Ave. label and featuring Christian McBride on bass, Peter Martin on piano, Greg Hutchinson on drums, Tim Green on alto/soprano sax, and Jeremy Pelt on trumpet.
Warren can also be heard on recordings by drummer Adonis Rose (On The Verge), trumpeter Jeremy Pelt (Identity), and the new Bobby Watson group Live & Learn (From The Heart). Warren is featured on the Inside Straight record Kind oF Brown. Warren is a Mack Ave. recording artist.
Upcoming concerts in Miller Theatre's Jazz series:
(Single tickets: $20-$35; Series season tickets: $72-$104 for four concerts; All concerts begin at 8:00 PM)
Anat Cohen Quartet
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Warren Wolf Quartet
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Aaron Diehl Trio
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Miguel Zenón Quartet
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Columbia University's Miller Theatre is located north of the Main Campus Gate at 116th St. & Broadway on the ground floor of Dodge Hall. Directions and information is available online at www.millertheatre.com or via the Miller Theatre Box Office, at 212.854.7799.