Technical Sgt. Jim Woolf is an audio engineer with the United States Air Force Band, Washington, D.C. A native of the woods and lakes of Northern Wisconsin (Phillips, WI), Sgt. Woolf holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in Recording Technology, and a Master of Music in Percussion Performance from New York University. He joined the Air Force in 2016.
Sgt. Woolf studied recording technology under Mr. Wally Messner, and percussion under Dr. Alison Shaw, Jonathan Haas, Simon Boyar, James Saporito, and Josh Quillen. Sergeant Woolf also undertook an independent study of the music of Brazil, traveling to Brazil to study with Percussionist Vina Lacerda.
His first assignment was as an audio engineer with the USAF Band of Mid-America. At the Band of Mid-America Sgt Woolf toured extensively throughout the Midwest, from Northern Minnesota down Arkansas, and Kentucky. Prior to enlisting, Sergeant Woolf worked and lived in Brooklyn, New York. In New York City, Sergeant Woolf wore many hats working as a Director of Production and Technology for Gallant Entertainment Inc., freelance audio/recording engineer, percussionist, and an art handler/carpenter.