09/03/11

Warren Wolf Wins Baltimore Jazz Award for Excellence

Mack Avenue Records artist recently released debut album

Vibraphonist Warren Wolf has received the Baltimore Jazz Award for Musical Excellence at the 2011 Baltimore Jazz Awards. Wolf, a native of Baltimore, received the award on August 18 at Enoch Pratt Library Central in Baltimore.

Born and raised in Baltimore, where he currently resides, Wolf released his debut self-titled album in the U.S. this month on mack Avenue FRecords. In addition, he has performed gigs with such veterans as Bobby Watson, Mulgrew Miller and Tim Warfield, and recent encounters with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, the George Coleman-Joey DeFrancesco Quartet and a Music of the Modern Jazz Quartet project led by pianist Aaron Diehl, the 2011 American Pianists Association Cole Porter Fellowship winner. Most recently, Wolf has been touring with Christian McBride's Inside Straight band. In addition to his role as a sideman, Wolf leads a strong working unit with Green, pianist Lawrence Fields, bassist Kris Funn and drummer John Lamkin.

The First Annual Baltimore Jazz Awards honor Baltimore-based musicians, singers, music writers, photographers, broadcasters and new media producers. Other 2011 Baltimore Jazz Awards honorees include saxophonist Gary Bartz and founder of the jazz studies degree program at Peabody University, educator Gary Thomas, among others.

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