Warren Wolf and Friends
Warren Wolf, marimba
John Lamkin, drums
Samir Moulay, guitar
Janelle Gill, piano
Kris Funn, bass
Akua Allrich, vocals
Tickets: $15/$10 students
Warren Wolf is a multi-instrumentalist who lives in Baltimore. Since a very young age, Warren 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 of The John Hopkins Institute in Baltimore MD where he studied with former Baltimore Symphony Member Leo LePage. While at Peabody, Warren played many popular styles of music which included Classical, Jazz and Ragtime.
Warren Wolf is a multi-instrumentalist who lives in Baltimore MD. From a very young age until present time, Warren plays many different instruments which include the vibraphone/marimba, drumset/percussion and the piano/keyboards. As a youth, Warren attended the Peabody Preparatory of The John Hopkins Institute in Baltimore MD where he studied with former Baltimore Symphony Member Leo LePage. While at Peabody, Warren 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,Warren headed north and enrolled at Berklee College of Music. At Berklee, Warren studied with Caribbean Jazz Project Vibist Dave Samuels. While he studied at Berklee 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,Warren had the opportunity to play at the legendary jazz club Wallys Café to help get his foot in the door. After years of training at Berklee and sitting in with musicians at Wallys,Warren landed the weekend gig at the club for the next three years
but playing drums, not the vibraphone. Warren co-led a quintet with trumpeter Jason Palmer at Wallys.
Being at Berklee Warren had the chance to play and record with many of the worlds best musicians. Some musicians include; Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Nicholas Payton, Mulgrew Miller, Lewis Nash, Christian McBride, Terri-Lyne Carrington, Bobby Watson, Roy Hanynes, Danilo Perez, and many others.
Warren had recorded two records as a leader. INCREDIBLE JAZZ VIBES was recorded on the Japanese label M & I Records. That record features Mulgrew Miller on piano alongside Vicente Archer on Bass and Kendrick Scott on Drums. The other recording is entitled RAW. On that record date, Warren performs on both the vibraphone and drumset.That record features musicians such as Darren Barrett on Trumpet, Walter Smith on Tenor Saxophone, Lawrence Fields on Piano and a host of others. Warren can also be heard on recordings by drummer Adonis Rose(On The Verge-CRISSCROSS),trumpeter Jeremy Pelt(Identity-(MAXJAZZ),and the new Bobby Watson Group Live & Learn(From The Heart-Palmetto Records)which features Harold ONeal on Piano, Curtis Lundy on Bass, Quincy Davis on Drums and Leron Thomas on Trumpet.
Samir Moulay was born in Arlington, VA and raised in the
Washington Metropolitan area. He began playing the guitar at age
12 and played his first professional gig one year later. After
graduating High School Samir moved to LA, but soon after, a
nerve injury prevented him from playing music. After 2 years of
not touching the guitar Samir finally started working again and
landed a gig touring Europe, Asia, and the U.S. with Miss Natalie
Cole. While playing with Miss Cole Samir had the opportunity to
work with John Patitucci, Lewis Nash and numerous symphony
Orchestras across the U.S. playing arrangements of Jazz
Standards that her father, Nat King Cole, made popular. A short
while later Samir started touring with pop artist Macy Gray.
Samir is now back on the east coast working with Lonnie Liston
Smith and many other incredible local artists and musicians.