Timothy Warfield, Jr.
Tim Warfield, Jr. is a tenor saxophonist who has performed all over the world, has appeared in numerous television shows and made numerous stage appearances with such names as Donald Byrd, Michelle Rosewoman, Marcus Miller, James Williams, Christian McBride, The Harper Brothers, Dizzy Gillespie, Isaac Hayes, Shirley Scott, Jimmy Smith, Eric Reed, Carl Allen, Stefon Harris, Orrin Evans, The Newport Millennium All Stars, "Papa" John Defrancesco, Joey Defrancesco, Claudio Raggazzi, and others. Warfield’s first recording, A Cool Blue, was selected as one of the top ten recordings of the year in a 1995 New York Times critic’s poll, as was his 1998 recording Gentle Warrior. In 1999, he was awarded "Talent Deserving Wider Recognition" in DownBeat Magazine’s 49th Annual Jazz Critic’s poll. In the fall of 1999 Warfield exclusively joined forces with New Orleans trumpeter and Warner Bros. recording artist Nicholas Payton with whom he toured and recorded until 2005. In 2006, Warfield joined trumpeter and Maxjazz recording artist Terell Stafford's Quintet. Tim Warfield, Jr. is an Adjunct Faculty Member of the Boyer College of Music of Temple University and an Artist-in-Residence at Messiah College.
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