Lorie Wolf is a Toronto-based Drummer, Composer, and Educator. She has collaborated as bandleader and sidelined with many wonderful artists such as Don Thompson, George Koller, Fern Lindzon, Lenka Lichtenberg, David Buchbinder, Tania Gill, Lina Allemano, Aviva Chernik, Dave Wall, Rebecca Hennessey, Frank London, and others.
Lorie studied Jazz drumming world-renowned teacher, Jim Blackley, and more recently, New York's Dan Weiss. As a student at Toronto's Humber College Lorie was chosen to fill the drum chair with the Sisters in Jazz project, mentored by New York drummer, Allison Miller. Lorie has also studied South Indian Percussion extensively with Tricky Sankaran, and was award two scholarships at York University, where she earned her BFA. As a member of Sisters of Sheynville, Lorie was awarded a Canadian Folk Music Award
Lorie is currently working on her new project, Queen Kong, which she put together to document her long-standing musical vision of putting together Toronto's top improvisers to play original compositions inspired by Klezmer, Jazz, and everything John Zorn.
In addition to her performing career, Lorie is also an experienced educator and clinician. She holds a B.Ed from the University of Toronto, and has been teaching at Clinton St. Public School in Toronto for 14 years. Lorie has also been a guest lecturer at OMEA's annual conference, discussing music for children with disabilities. Lorie also runs childrens' programming at KlezKanada, a yearly retreat for Klezmer enthusiasts in Quebec.
Below are three links to Lorie's current projects. There are lots of videos and photos for your viewing pleasure. You can see Lorie's Discography here and her CV here.
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