Written by Patrick Jarenwattananon from WBGO-FM
From a young age, Warren Wolf studied piano and drums, and you can still see him gig on those instruments. But the Baltimore native and resident has made his biggest mark as a vibraphone and marimba player — whether with Christian McBride’s Inside Straight group, or with the SFJAZZ Collective, or, increasingly, as a bandleader himself. His 2013 album Wolfgang, his second LP, turns up the spotlight on his composing, and his Wolfpack band showcases his mallets up front.
He returns to his alma mater, Berklee College of Music, for the latest installment of The Checkout: Live concert series. WBGO and NPR Music present a live broadcast and online video webcast of Warren Wolf and Wolfpack on Wednesday, March 5 at 8 p.m. ET.
- Warren Wolf, vibraphone/marimba
- Tim Green, saxophone
- Alex Brown, piano
- Kris Funn, bass
- Billy Williams Jr., drums