Trumpeter, Composer, Arranger, Educator
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.
Press / Reviews
“"Warfield's kind of music is a mixture of adventurous modernistic pieces, jazz tinged salsa, and post-bop hipness...as an arranger, trumpeter Warfield is a top-rate craftsman, perhaps one of the best on the scene.” - Jazz Times
“"Warfield's kind of music is a mixture of adventurous modernistic pieces, jazz tinged salsa, and post-bop hipness...as an arranger, trumpeter Warfield is a top-rate crafts...a dynamic and innovative composer, bandleader, and trumpeter, Bill Warfield has energized audiences, performers, and writers for more than two decades. He's performed with such diverse artists at Ornette Coleman, Mel Torme, David Sanborn, Yellowjackets and Sonny Stitt..." ” - WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM
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