**This is access to a recording of their live performance on our stage on Sunday, April 26, 2020.**
Sean Jones, trumpet
Warren Wolf, vibes and piano
Jeff Reed, bass
Music and spirituality have always been fully intertwined in the artistic vision of trumpeter, bandleader, composer, educator and activist Sean Jones. Sean is a musical chameleon and is comfortable in any musical setting no matter what the role or the genre. He is equally adept in being a member of an ensemble as he is at being a bandleader.
Sean turned a 6-month stint with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra into an offer from Wynton Marsalis for a permanent position as lead trumpeter, a post he held from 2004 until 2010. In 2015 Jones was tapped to become a member of the SFJAZZ Collective where he was a member until 2018. During this time, Sean has managed to keep a core group of talented musicians together under his leadership forming the foundation for his groups that have produced and released eight recordings on the Mack Avenue Records, the latest is his 2017 release Sean Jones: Live from the Jazz Bistro.
He is also an internationally recognized educator, who was recently named the Richard and Elizabeth Case Chair of Jazz at John Hopkins University’s Peabody Institute. Before coming to Peabody, Sean was chair of the Brass Department at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Warren Wolf is a multi-instrumentalist from Baltimore From the age of three, Warren has been trained on the vibraphone/marimba, drums and piano. Under the guidance of his father Warren Wolf Sr., Warren has a deep background in all genres of music.
Warren attended the Peabody Preparatory for eight years studying classical music with former Baltimore Symphony Orchestra member Leo LePage. During his high school years at the Baltimore School for the Arts, he studied with current Baltimore Symphony Orchestra member John Locke. After graduating from Baltimore School for the Arts in June of 1997, Warren headed north and enrolled at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
During his time at Berklee, Warren studied with Carribean jazz vibraphonist Dave Samuels, vibist Ed Saindon. Warren has performed with a who's who of the musical world. He has several recordings as a leader and has recently signed to the Mack Ave recording label.
Jeff Reed is an acoustic bassist, electric bassist, composer, and educator, currently residing in Baltimore. One of the most in demand sidemen in the area, Jeff has performed extensively throughout the United States and throughout the world. Reed recently has been working with bass clarinetist Todd Marcus, multi-instrumentalist Warren Wolf, and trumpeter Sean Jones in his innovative new group, Dizzy Spells. Jeff has also performed with a slew of musicians over the years including Gary Thomas, Miguel Zenon, David Sanchez, Dave Kikoski, Dave Liebmann, Jeff Coffin, Bennie Maupin, and Tom Morello to name a few. He has also been recorded on over fifty full length albums.
Reed earned a Bachelors of Music from Towson University and a Master of Music from the University of Maryland, College Park. In addition to performing as a sideman, Reed leads his own group and is an adjunct faculty member at Towson University.
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