Isaiah J. Thompson is the 2023 Cole Porter Fellow with the American Pianists Association. Thompson has performed with many acclaimed jazz artists, including Ron Carter, John Pizzarelli, Christian McBride, Cécile McLorin Salvant and Buster Williams. As a performer, he focuses on emitting love, spirit and respect, and conveying his own experiences and his everlasting love of jazz.
Bandleader and vibraphonist Warren Wolf has gained recognition for his remarkable technical abilities and versatile style. He has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Christian McBride, Aaron Diehl, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Etienne Charles and Bobby Watson, among others. Fresh off a tour as a member of the SFJAZZ Collective, Warren Wolf brings his band Wolfpack back to Savannah Music Festival for the first time since 2015.