Biographies of Steve Wolfe & Paige Powell

Steve Wolfe
plays tenor, alto and soprano saxophones, as well as all the instruments of the clarinet family and C flute. He started playing saxophone in the 5th grade.

Steve's first instructor, Shorty Hall, tutored Dizzy Gillespie and his private tutor was David, Gerwig, first chair alto saxophonist in the Marine Corp Band, Washington, DC.

Steve Wolfe lives in Manassas, Virginia with his wife, son, and mother-in-law.

Paige Powell grew up in a musical family. Her father and both her grandmothers played piano well, and her father’s mother, Evelyn, graduated from the Juilliard School of Music, teaching piano all her life. When Paige is asked how she can compose the melodies she does, she replies, “My dad always had classical music playing in the house from the time I was born. I'm sure my brain was 'imprinted' in some way”. When Paige's mother was in college, she sang on the local radio station Her cousins, Joel Pitts and Deborah Cosimo are accomplished musicians.

Paige Powell plays a Martin D-18 acoustic guitar, a gift from her father at Christmas when she was home from college. After relocating to the Washington, DC area, Paige played her songs at open mics and coffeehouses, and also played at churches and benefit concerts. After becoming successful as a graphic artist, which enabled her to set her own hours, Paige dedicated more time to songwriting and recording. She joined the Songwriters Association of Washington, where she attends monthly songwriting critiques and frequent seminars and workshops. In 2004, she joined TAXI, a songwriting agency.

Paige Powell lives in Alexandria, Virginia, working as a graphic artist and photographer.

Interesting Facts About Paige:

What did you have for breakfast? hot tea with milk, bacon, and a pancake

What is your middle name? Elizabeth

What is your favorite cuisine? French

What foods do you dislike? anything with cilantro

What is your favorite type of music? Instrumental guitar

What kind of car do you drive? Honda Accord

Favorite sandwich? French dip

Favorite item of clothing? my red high-heeled shoes

If you could go anywhere on vacation, where would you go? Italy

Where would you retire to? anywhere near the Chesapeake Bay

Favorite time of day? 6:00 p.m.

Morning person or night owl? night owl

Do you have pets? my cat, Pepper, who's black with yellow-green eyes

What did you want to be when you were little? a poet or artist or clothing designer

Favorite candy bar? Dove dark chocolates

What is your favorite childhood memory? waking up with Brahm's first symphony in my head, when I was 7

What are the different jobs you have had in your life? Traffic Secretary at WHFS, Secretary at International Harvester (trucks), Fast food prep at Taco Boy, singing and playing guitar at clubs, jewelry designer at The Bead Workshop, Chyron Operator at KOTV, a CBS affiliate TV station in Tulsa, Waitress, Graphic Artist, Corporate Photographer.

Nicknames? Pajé, Pagina, Paigee-poo, Paigekins, Paigekinslow, Kinslow

Eye color? green

Favorite day of the week? Saturday

Favorite restaurant? Macaroni Grill

Favorite flower? Iris, and not just the purple ones; also red Gloxinia

Favorite ice cream? Mint chocolate chip

Favorite fast food restaurant? McDonald’s (for their premium salads)

What color is your living room carpet? beige

What do you do most often when you are bored? Pray (because something's wrong if > I'm bored)

What is your bedtime? around midnight

What is your favorite color? teal

Lake, Ocean, or River? River

What is your "hometown" (not necessarily where you live now)? I grew up in Greenbelt, Maryland

Interesting Facts About Steve:

What did you have for breakfast? Breakfast burrito

What is your middle name? Perry

What is your favorite cuisine? Seafood

What foods do you dislike? TV Dinners

What is your favorite type of music? Be-bop and Jazz Fusion

What kind of car do you drive? Corvette

Favorite sandwich? Hamburger

Favorite item of clothing? Faded Jeans

If you could go anywhere on vacation, where would you go? Hawaii

Where would you retire to? Ocean Beach

Favorite time of day? Sunset

Morning person or night owl? Definitely NOT a morning person

Do you have pets? Birds, fish

What did you want to be when you were little? A trash truck driver

Favorite candy bar? 3 Muskateers

What is your favorite childhood memory? Bicycle riding alone

What are the different jobs you have had in your life? McDonald’s, Car Wash Manager, Electronics Technician

Nicknames? Stevie

Eye color? Brown

Favorite day of the week? Any Day but Monday

Favorite restaurant? Anita’s New Mexico Style Mexican Food

Favorite flower? Plastic

Favorite ice cream? Vanilla Soft Serve

Favorite fast food restaurant? McDonald’s

What color is your living room carpet? Hardwood

What do you do most often when you are bored? Never happens

What is your bedtime? 11 PM

What is your favorite color? Green

Lake, Ocean, or River? Ocean

What is your "hometown" (not necessarily where you live now)? Vienna, VA