Dale Wolford has been hailed by critics nationwide for his “great sound and phrasing…the melodic lines soulfully tear at your heartstrings.” (Saxophone Journal), "fresh and expressive, with genuine impulses of feeling." (San Francisco Chronicle)

Working with pianist Ivan Rosenblum for almost 20 years, as the Wolford/Rosenblum Duo, Dale has premiered many new works including the
Sonata for Saxophone & Piano by Gunther Schuller. The Duo has released two compact discs, including Laughter and Tears—A Jewish Saga on the Centaur label. Dale is also currently a member of the Premiere Saxophone Quartet, dedicated to promoting new music for the saxophone quartet via performances and recordings. He has also performed and/or recorded with Philip Glass, Bernadette Peters, Santa Cruz New Music Works, the Morosco Saxophone Quartet, the San Francisco Saxophone Quartet, the Nuclear Whales Saxophone Orchestra and is a frequent guest soloist with area orchestras and bands. He has performed in the San Francisco, San Jose Symphonies and Sun Valley orchestras.

Currently on the faculty of
San Jose State University and University of California, Berkeley, Dale has also taught at University of the Pacific, California State University—East Bay, California State University, Stanislaus and Chabot College. In addition he has been a board member for both the California Music Educators Bay Section and the Music Teachers Association of California. His is currently a Yamaha Performing Artist.

Ivan Rosenblum, pianist-composer-arranger, taught education and music at U.C.S.C. from 1970-80. He has a B.A. from Queens College, N.Y.C., and a Masters and Doctorate from Harvard University. He studied piano and chamber music with Robert Hagopian and Menahem Pressler, and composition with Hugo Weisgall and Vittorio Rieti. Mr. Rosenblum's compositions have been performed at the University of California, Santa Cruz, The Oakland Museum of Art, and the Berkeley Repertory Theater, as well as on radio stations KPFA, KKHI,KQED and KUSP. As pianist for The Wolford/Rosenblum Saxophone-Piano Duo, he has performed extensiveley in Northern California and toured Northern Italy. Mr. Rosenblum has also taught at the University of California, Berkeley in their Young Musicians' Program.

He is pianist and arranger for the CD Kabarett: Songs of Kurt Weill on Laurel Records. He now lives and teaches in Santa Cruz and coordinates the Santa Cruz Chamber Players' Celebrating Youth Program for talented high-school students.

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