Director

Director

 

Ken Ken WolffWolff, Director of the Washington Brass Institute, is currently the Principal Trombone of the Capital Wind Symphony, a member of the Tres Bone Trio, and a brass coach for the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras.  He began studying the trombone at age 12. Within 3 years, he was playing professionally throughout the San Francisco, CA area with Classical, Jazz, Dixie and Rock and Roll such as the Rich Martini Big Band, San Francisco Dixie Company, Choral Brass Quintet and others. After additional studies as a scholarship student at Interlochen and Tanglewood, Ken attended the University of Massachusetts on full scholarship to prepare for a career playing the trombone. Ken has freelanced throughout the country, played with Orchestras throughout North America, and toured major parts of the world with various groups. Ken has also performed with such jazz greats as Urbie Green, Michael Brecker and Slide Hampton as well as recording for commercial production, radio broadcast and CD. An active solo artist, clinician and teacher, Ken enjoys playing with his brass quintet, freelancing with area ensembles including the Baltimore and Maryland Symphonies most of all, chamber ensemble playing with his long time friends Chris Dudley and Matt Guilford in Tres Bone. Ken has performed and conducted master classes at the New York Brass conference and the Eastern Trombone Workshop. An active arranger, Ken seeks to expand literature available to the trombone trio and publishes his arrangements through Tres Bone Publishing. Ken is an active advisor and clinician for the SE Shires Company and plays a Shires trombone. Ken’s teachers have included: Ed Neumeister, Ned Meredith, Mitchell Ross, Mark Lawrence, John Marcellus, Ralph Sauer and David Sporny. Ken shares the principal player role in Tres Bone with Chris Dudley