Born: July 2 Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor
Tim Warfield, Jr., a native of York, Pennsylvania, began studying the alto saxophone at age nine. He switched to tenor saxophone during his first year at William Penn Sr. High School where he participated in various musical ensembles winning many jazz soloist awards, including second out of forty competitors at the Montreal Festival of Music in Canada. After high school, Warfield attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. for two years before leaving to lead and co-lead groups in the Central Pennsylvania and Baltimore/Washington areas.
In 1990 he was chosen to be a member of trumpeter and CBS/Sony recording artist Marlon Jordan's Quintet. In 1991 he was selected to record Tough Young Tenors on the Island/Antilles label, a recording of rising star saxophonists, which peaked at #5 on the Billboard charts, and was listed as one of the top ten recordings of the year by the New York Times. He also joined Jazz Futures, a world touring group assembled by George Wein to showcase some of the world’s brightest young stars in jazz. ...
Awards:"Talent Deserving Wider Recognition" in DownBeat Magazines 49th Annual Jazz Critics poll in 1999.
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
Artist in Residence / Messiah College, Grantham, Pa. Adjunct Professor/Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa.