Julie Wolf is a music producer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, music director and teacher. She has appeared on stages around the world and on numerous critically acclaimed recordings. She has collaborated with Carly Simon, Indigo Girls, Ani DiFranco, Maceo Parker, Bruce Cockburn, Amy Ray, Dar Williams, Rumer, and Wayne Horvitz, among many others. Recent highlights include television performances with Carly Simon (Late Night with Stephen Colbert, The View, and Live with Kelly and Michael), recording a duet with Carly Simon for the release of Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan, producing Bruce Cockburn, working with Joan Baez and producing records for multiple artists of varying genres.
She has music directed with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, California Shakespeare Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and La Jolla Playhouse, and most recently she was honored with a 2015 L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical Direction for her work in the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre production of Girlfriend (book by Todd Almond, music by Matthew Sweet, directed by Les Waters). Her original music for the 2009 documentary Sweet Crude was nominated for Best Original Score at the Maverick Movie Awards and received special mention in Variety.
Based in Oakland, California, Julie is a part of a vibrant creative community that includes musicians, dancers, choreographers, poets, filmmakers, actors, directors, writers, teachers, healers and activists. She runs Julie Wolf Music, specializing in music production, composing for film and dance, sound design, and music/audio editing. Recent producing credits include Katie Cash’s Gift Horse, Cris Williamson’s Motherland, Gina Breedlove’s Language of Light, Rachel Friedman’s My Marching Band, The Lost American JazzBook (winner of Jazz Vocal Album of the Year at the 14th Independent Music Awards), A Fragile Tomorrow’s One Way Ticket (winner of Best Cover of the Year/15th Independent Music Awards), and Lucia Lilikoi’s Vessel. Julie also teaches music and production clinics, workshops, and private students.