Andy Wolfe is both an extraordinary human being and an extraordinary trombonist. While he is a virtuoso on both tenor and bass trombones, Andy is best known for playing the bass trombone as both an ensemble member and soloist for Denver Brass. A Colorado native, Andy received his B.M. and M.M. degrees from the University of Northern Colorado, where he studied with Buddy Baker and Nat Wickham. While Andy is certainly a performer of the highest caliber, this is only part of his many contributions to the ensemble. It’s hard to believe, but he has arranged over 50 pieces and composed over 15 original compositions for Denver Brass - more than any other single composer! His intimate knowledge of the unique instrumentation and individual performers of the Denver Brass have helped shape his compositions and establish a one-of-a-kind sound for which Denver Brass is known.
While there is no doubt of his love for music, his greatest love is for his family. His children are Sam, Mia, Ali and Weston - and don’t forget Clara the dog! Andy is recently engaged to Jennie, and they look forward to a June wedding. Andy is the master of puns, and he loves when he can make others laugh and smile. Andy also likes to relate the story about his participation in high school marching band when he turned one way while the rest of the band marched in a different direction. Andy had to run to catch up. Well, he has not stopped running yet, as he enjoys “ultra-running” in the mountains, swimming and hiking.