Billy Wolfe Octet
The Billy Wolfe Octet is an ensemble that exclusively performs original works. The group combines a modern, improvisatory style with inspiration from a variety of genres. The instrumentation—two woodwinds, trumpet, trombone, vibraphone, guitar, bass and drums—gives writers the flexibility and freedom to explore different timbral possibilities that are otherwise unavailable in many mid-sized groups.
The Octet was recently featured on a live video recording of NPR's "Jazz Night in America" series alongside Linda May Han Oh's eight piece ensemble, "Aventurine" and has previously performed in Illinois, Ohio, Virginia and Washington, DC.
Left: The Octet at The Arrogant Frog (Chicago,IL)
Above: The Octet at The Listing Loon (Cincinnati,OH)