Support All About Jazz

All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Pay $20 and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.


I want to help

Bill Warfield

A dynamic and innovative composer, bandleader and trumpeter, Bill Warfield has energized audiences, performers and writers for more than four decades. Warfield’s most recent accomplishments are Mercy Mercy Mercy, recorded on the BluJazz label by the Hell’s Kitchen Funk Orchestra in 2015 and Trumpet Story with Randy Brecker on Planet Arts Records, recorded in 2014.

These recordings are a celebration of the composer’s formative musical experiences. The two groups perform Jazz selections based on the genres of funk, Latin Jazz, and Hard Bop, all arranged by Warfield.

Bill Warfield holds an M.M. in Jazz Commercial Trumpet Performance from the Manhattan School of Music where he received the William H. Borden Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Jazz/Commercial Music, The Carmine Caruso Award for Outstanding Musicality and Trumpet Performance and the Maynard Ferguson Scholarship. In 1990 he participated in the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop, directed by Bob Brookmeyer and Manny Albam.

Read more
CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles
”Trumpeter, composer, arranger, and long-established educator Bill Warfield‘s new recording, Trumpet Story, leads to an inescapable conclusion: the ears of America’s youth may be in better shape than feared. True to its title, the album offers a story – one part autobiography, one part history, and one part character study, portraying one of the great trumpet players of our time.” —Randy Brecker

87 Photos

Albums

Mercy Mercy Mercy
Mercy Mercy Mercy
Blujazz Productions
2015
buy
Trumpet Story
Trumpet Story
Planet Arts Network
2014
buy

Videos

Similar

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.