Since the 1999 release of his widely acclaimed debut album “Trust the Vibe,” Canadian crooner VINCENT WOLFE has built a reputation as one of the most original interpreters of song on the North American jazz and cabaret scene. His captivating warmth and vocal expressiveness have been described by Manhattan Transfer founding member Laurel Massé as “somewhere between Chet Baker and Mel Tormé… a wonderful place to be!” And according to legendary jazz singer Marlena Shaw, the Toronto native “has been blessed with a golden sound.”
“Trust the Vibe” received much praise from both fans and critics for its eclectic song selection and inventive acoustic sound. It was followed up in 2001 with “Until Tomorrow” — another seamless blend of jazz standards and original material. The project was singled out by the National Jazz Awards as one of the top releases of the year.
In 2007, Vincent Wolfe made his New York City cabaret debut, making his mark with a prestigious MAC-award nomination. Since that time, the Big Apple has become one of Vincent's favorite places to perform (at the Triad Theatre, the Metropolitan Room and Birdland) along with Washington DC (at Blues Alley), where he opened for "Philly Soul" songstress Jean Carne.
2009 was a remarkable year for Vincent who was approached to sign up for a 2 year engagement with the highly prestigious Cunard cruise ship line. Performing nightly with an 8 to 16-piece big band orchestra, Wolfe entertained thousands of thrilled passengers on the Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria while traveling the world and making new fans. Due to audience (passenger) response, he was increasingly featured in the variety shows and graduated to headline entertainer during his last contract.
Vincent's third jazz/cabaret CD, "Weaver of Dreams" was released in early 2011 and the project features an enchanting mix of jazz standards, pop tunes and lesser-known gems mainly from the 40s and 50s. On this remarkable disc, Wolfe brings a contemporary jazz-blues feel to James Taylor’s ‘Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight,’ he reinvents the Sondheim classic ‘Send In The Clowns,’ he puts a dark and sexy spin on ‘Cry Me A River,’ and showcases his songwriting talent with an original ballad entitled ‘Divided.’
In December of 2011, Vincent returned to the big band scene when he was "tapped" by famed bandleader Bob Cary to be the featured male vocalist for the 19 piece Bob Cary Orchestra. They are gaining widespread popularity and a tour is presently in the works with their show "Music Is Alive and Well!" Wolfe also continues to perform regularly with the Mark Kieswetter Trio on the jazz and cabaret circuit and also guests with other big bands and orchestras.
Along with his scheduled performances in Canada and in the U.S., Vincent is actively reaching out to new fans through social media on Facebook, YouTube, Reverb Nation and Twitter (@wolfejazz).