Warren Wolf has friends in high places. For his third Mack Avenue Records release, 'Convergence,' the vibraphonist/composer of superstar bassist Christian McBride's Inside Straight quintet lets loose with a torrent of styles delivered by McBride, and his personally hand-picked all-star assemblage of pianist Brad Mehldau, guitarist John Scofield and Marsalis drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts. Still, it's Wolf's show.
Out of San Jose, California comes this teacher of 200 public school students whose self-proclaimed mission in life is to promote instrumental music within the lives of people of all ages. To that end, consider this a wholehearted endorsement of 'Pomponio' (First Orbit Sounds Music), the debut recording by drummer and educator Jemal Ramirez.
The Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts will present the Aaron Diehl Quartet as their 2014-15 Jazz series finale. The show will feature Aaron Diehl on piano, Peter Washington on bass, Pete Van Nostrand on drums and Warren Wolf on the vibraphone.