Tom Wolfe, Professor of Music in Jazz Studies Program, Leadership Board Fellow (03-06). M.M., Eastman School of Music; B.M., Capital University. Studied with Gene Bertoncini, Rayburn Wright, Bill Dobbins. Recipient of an Artist Fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Wolfe is the first jazz musician to receive this honor. Kennedy Center/USIA Jazz Ambassador. Toured several countries of North and West Africa under the auspices of this prestigious program. Awarded by the Druid Arts Council Musician of the Year. Wolfe has served as president of the Alabama Chapter of the International Association for Jazz Education - is currently the webmaster for this organization. Commissions include the Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve Jazz Band and other universities in the U.S. Performed throughout the U.S., El Salvador, France and Romania. Clinician and adjudicator at college and high school festivals and jazz camps throughout the region. Former faculty member at University of Southwestern Louisiana, Kenyon College, Otterbein College. University of Alabama faculty member since 1994.
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One of the most prolific jazz guitarists and educators emanating out of the Southeastern region of the United States... Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz.com