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Brian Wolfe

PT Lecturer - Drumset

Raised in a musical family in Clarksburg, West Virginia, Brian Wolfe received his Bachelor’s Degree in Percussion Performance from West Virginia University in 1996. Since relocating to New York City in 1999, Brian has performed and recorded with a number of diverse artists and producers and maintained a busy schedule of extensive international touring with stylistically diverse artists, such as:

The James Hunter Six (2019)

Jon Batiste and the Dap Kings (2018)

Doyle Bramhall II (2017 - 2018)

David Byrne’s Contemporary Color Project (2015)

David Byrne and St. Vincent (2012 - 2013)

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings (2006 - 2016)

Sufjan Stevens’ “Age of Adz” (2010 -2011)

My Brightest Diamond (2005 - 2016)

Kat Edmonson (2009 - 2013)

Maynard Ferguson (2000 - 2002)


In addition to being the drummer on various recording sessions led by Grammy-nominated producers Phil Ramone, Mitchell Froom, Gabe Roth, Mark Ronson, and Mike Viola, Brian has performed on a number of national television shows including:


“The Late Show with David Letterman” with David Byrne and St. Vincent, 

"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert", "Conan", “Michael Buble’s Christmas in Hollywood” and “Later with Jules Holland” with Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, 

“Austin City Limits” with Kat Edmonson, 

“Good Morning America” with Aloe Blacc, 

and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” with Sufjan Stevens, Philip Selway (of Radiohead), and Jim James (of My Morning Jacket).


Brian relocated to Pittsburgh and joined the faculty at West Virginia University as the adjunct drum-set professor in the fall of 2016.