Tom Wolfe is a professor of jazz studies at The University of Alabama and a former Leadership Board Faculty Fellow. Wolfe has had the opportunity to perform with some of the most respected jazz musicians of the day. Most recently, he teamed up with guitar-legend Gene Bertoncini to release Floating on the Silence, which received wide critical acclaim. Wolfe has served as a faculty member and performing artist at the Romanian Jazz Education Summit in Timisoara, Romania. He was also the first jazz musician to receive the distinguished Artist Fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. In 1998 he became a Kennedy Center/USIA Jazz Ambassador and toured several countries in North and West Africa, including a performance at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Wolfe serves as a clinician and adjudicator at college and high school festivals and jazz camps throughout the region.