Tim Warfield, saxophone
Born in York, Pennsylvania, saxophonist, recording artist and educator Tim Warfield’s professional career began in 1990, when he joined trumpeter and Sony recording artist, Marlon Jordan's Quintet. Some of his early musical accomplishments include becoming a 1991 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition finalist, as well as involvement in many musical collaborations with such artists as Donald Byrd, Christian McBride, Nicholas Payton, Terell Stafford, Dizzy Gillespie, Shirley Scott, Jimmy Smith, Nicholas Payton, Stefon Harris, Isaac Hayes, and many others.
Now a veteran musician on nearly 80 recordings, with a total of 11 titles as a leader, the continuation of his musical journey includes arts advocacy and education, where Tim now serves as a board member and Artistic Director for the nonprofit organization, the Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz. He is also an appointed council member for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, as well as a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for 10 years. Tim currently serves as “Artist in Residence,” at Messiah College, and Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Jazz Masters of Music Graduate Program at Temple University.
Tim is currently a member of the Terell Stafford Quintet and the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, His latest recording entitled Jazzland, features Terell Stafford, Pat Bianchi, Byron Landham and Daniel Sadownick.