After graduating from the Berklee College of Music, Warren Wolf became a regular on the international jazz scene, performing with touring with Bobby Watson’s Live and Learn Sextet, Christian McBride & Inside Straight, and with his own group of young musicians, Wolfpack, among others. He’s also made multiple recordings as both a leader and a sideman.
Name: Warren Edward Wolf Jr.
Current Gig: WOLFPACK, SFJAZZ Collective
Best Lesson Learned at BSA: The best lesson I learned was from my percussion teacher John Locke of the BSO, “Be serious about your craft, practice and you’ll be the best.”
Awkward Moment: Probably singing with the BSA choir and the BSO in a joint concert. A piece that we rehearsed over and over during morning rehearsals totally fell flat the night of the concert because we were all amazed at how perfect the BSO was playing. The choir fell behind an entire measure/bar during the piece.
Another Moment: Freshman year (1993) all of my male friends said that they were going to wear a suit and tie to the yearly Beaux-Arts dance. Needless to say, I was the only person who had on a suit and tie. I was so uncomfortable the entire night.
Proudest Moment: I have to name four:
1) Being accepted into BSA in 1993.
2) Receiving a standing ovation from my classmates after playing Toccata & Fugue in D- during the Wednesday afternoon recitals.
3) Though we didn’t date or barely knew each other in BSA, I am proud to say I noticed my wife, Heather Brooke Malone-Wolf, during those early years.
4) Graduating in the spring of 1997.