Veteran saxophonist Tim Warfield, Jr., a native of York, Pennsylvania, began studying the alto
saxophone at age nine. He switched to tenor saxophone during his first year at William Penn Sr.
High School where he participated in various musical ensembles winning many jazz soloist
awards, including second out of forty competitors at the Montreal Festival of Music in Canada.
After high school, Warfield attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. for two years before
leaving to lead and co-lead groups in the Central Pennsylvania and Baltimore/Washington
In 1990, he was chosen to be a member of trumpeter and CBS/Sony recording artist Marlon
Jordan's Quintet, of which he remained a member for three years.
In 1991, he was selected to record "Tough Young Tenors" on the Island/Antilles label, which
was listed as one of the top ten recordings of the year by the New York Times, ultimately rising
to number five, on the Billboard top 100 Jazz charts