Warren Wolf is a multi-instrumentalist who lives in Baltimore. Since a very young age, Wolf has been playing many different instruments which include the vibraphone/marimba, drumset/percussion, and the piano/keyboards. As a youth, Warren attended the Peabody Preparatory, where he studied with former Baltimore Symphony Orchestra member Leo LePage. While at Peabody, Wolf played many popular styles of music which included classical, jazz, and ragtime.
After graduating from the Baltimore School for the Arts in the spring of 1997, Wolf headed north and enrolled at Berklee College of Music. At Berklee, he studied with Caribbean Jazz Project Vibist Dave Samuels and he 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.
During his time at Berklee, Wolf had the opportunity to play and co-lead at the legendary jazz club Wally’s Café with trumpeter Jason Palmer, as a drummer.
Wolf is a former faculty member at Berklee College of Music, teaching there from September 2003 to December 2004. He has 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. He is also the former chair of jazz studies at the Baltimore School for the Arts. He is currently an adjunct professor at Temple University in Philadelphia and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
At Berklee, Wolf had the chance to play and record with many of the world’s best musicians, including Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Christian McBride and Inside Straight, Nicholas Payton, David Sanborn, Aaron Diehl, Tia Fuller, Sean Jones, Aaron Diehl, The SFJAZZ Collective, Joey DeFrancesco, Terri-Lyne Carrington, Bobby Watson, and many others.
Wolf has recorded seven records as a leader to date. Incredible Jazz Vibes was recorded on the Japanese label M & I Records. The record features Mulgrew Miller on piano, Vicente Archer on bass, and Kendrick Scott on drums. The second recording is entitled Raw. On that record, Wolf performs on both the vibraphone and drum set. It features musicians such as Darren Barrett on trumpet, Walter Smith on tenor saxophone, Lawrence Fields on piano, and a host of others. The third record is titled Warren “Chano Pozo” Wolf where Wolf is featured on vibes, drums, and piano. The fourth, Black Wolf, features Mulgrew Miller on piano, Jeff “Tain” Watts on drums, and Rodney Whitaker on bass. The fifth record is titled Warren Wolf, and it was released on the Mack Ave label. That record features Christian McBride on bass, Peter Martin on piano, Greg Hutchinson on drums, Tim Green on alto/soprano sax, and Jeremy Pelt on trumpet. The sixth record is titled Wolfgang, which is also on the Mack Ave label. That record features Benny Green, Aaron Goldberg, and Aaron Diehl on piano, Christian McBride and Kris Funn on bass, and Lewis Nash and Billy Williams on drums. The seventh record on the Mack Ave label is titled Convergence which features Brad Mehldau on piano, John Scofield on guitar, Christian McBride on bass, and Jeff “Tain” Watts on drums.
Wolf is a member of Christian McBride’s group Inside Straight and is featured on the Inside Straight recordings Kind of Brown and People Music. He is also a member of the all star jazz group, The SFJazz Collective. Wolf is the leader of the group Warren Wolf & WOLFPACK.
Wolf is a Mack Ave. recording artist, Open Studio Network artist, Malletech endorser, and is represented by the Paradigm Talent Agency, AMI Agency & Guessworks, Inc.