Edward Wolfe

Profile Updated: October 30, 2018
Residing In: San Dimas, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Nancy Jean Wolfe
Homepage: www.edwolfemusic.com
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Occupation: Retired music educator
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While playing in Wally Cleveland's instrumental ensembles, Wally asked me to run the Brass Sextet after school and enter it in the District 7 Solo and Ensemble Festival in the Spring of 1964. We performed the Ewald Symphony for Brass earning a superior rating at the District Festival which qualified us for State. Then we again earned a superior rating at the State Competition representing the HHS Band. That was probably the event that led me to major in Music Education at UNM.

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I taught instrumental music in the public schools of Albuquerque, New Mexico and San Dimas, California for 40 years before retiring in 2008. I am currently the director of the San Dimas Jazz Workshop Big Band and the San Dimas Brass Ensembles. This February, I was elected to the California Alliance for Jazz Hall of Fame, an honor that I am most proud of. I was nominated and chosen to enter the Hall of Fame of the California Alliance for Jazz by Dr. Jeff Tower and the governing board. I am honored and humbled to join the company of some very talented performers, composers, arrangers and educators including Sammy Nestico, Bob Curnow, Dave Eshelman, Don Gunderson, Ike Jenkins, David Caffey, Shelly Berg, Sid Lasaine, Ashley Alexander, Jeff Tower, Robin Snyder, Johnny Rinaldo and many more. I'll was inducted at the CASMEC State Convention In Fresno on February 21 with Tom Kubis, Rory Snyder and Bob McDonald. I am proud to have been selected as the San Dimas Citizen of the Year for 2015. As chairman of the San Dimas Senior Commission, I have begun a new event to raise funds for our Senior Center. "Swinging for Seniors" will feature the San Dimas Jazz Workshop Big Band under my direction on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018.

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Sending best wishes to all my classmates of the class of '64. We were a terrific class with many wonderful honors and good times. Blessings to you all as we travel through our 70's and beyond. Prayers for those who have passed on.

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If today is thank a teacher day, I would like to pay my respects to two Highland HS teachers (Albuquerque) and one University of New Mexico professor. My creative writing teacher, Richard Ness, in my senior year at HHS was a no nonsense educator who pushed and encouraged those who listened. An early assignment was for us to explicate Evangeline (YIKES!). Also at HHS, Wally Cleaveland, my band director provided three years of challenging and enjoyable band literature and four years later accepted me as his student teacher on my way to my future career. Bill Seymour, chairman of the music department at UNM, during my last semester of graduate work, accepted me as his student which enabled me to finish my thesis when another brand new prof. wanted me to start over! These three gentlemen were standouts in a group of wonderful and masterful educators that inspired me in my formative years of music education. Thank you!

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Happy birthday, Jim.

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Happy birthday, Betsy.

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I just posted photos from the recent San Dimas Jazz Workshop performance with soloists Lyn Stanley and Tony Lujan.

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12. Blackbird

12. Blackbird San Dimas Parks and Recreation; Music in the Parks Concert Series presents:

San Dimas Jazz Workshop

led by, Ed Wolfe

Video Copyright (c) 2012, by the San Dimas Jazz Workshop
Composed by, Tom Kubis
Posted: Jun 09, 2014 at 12:21 PM

17. Orilla Del Mar

San Dimas Parks and Recreation; Music in the Parks Concert Series presents:

San Dimas Jazz Workshop

led by, Ed Wolfe

Video Copyright (c) 2012, by the San Dimas Jazz Workshop
Composed by, Jim Martin
Posted: Jun 09, 2014 at 12:19 PM

18. High Maintenance

San Dimas Parks and Recreation; Music in the Parks Concert Series presents:

San Dimas Jazz Workshop

led by, Ed Wolfe

Video Copyright (c) 2012, by the San Dimas Jazz Workshop
Composed by, Gordon Goodwin
Version: The Magnificent Big Phat Band
Posted: Jun 09, 2014 at 12:11 PM

9. When You're Smiling

San Dimas Parks and Recreation; Music in the Parks Concert Series presents:

San Dimas Jazz Workshop

led by, Ed Wolfe

Video Copyright (c) 2012, by the San Dimas Jazz Workshop
Composed by, Tom Kubis
Arranged by, Mark Fisher