Born in 1953 in Boston, Mike Wolk has been performing music in South Carolina since 1995. He moved to New Orleans in 1975 and has been a resident of South Carolina since 1978. He studied jazz for many years with Earl Greene following the Manhattan School of Music jazz curriculum where Greene studied with Thelonious Monk, Tony Aless and others. He currently leads his own group, the Mike Wolk Jazz Group.
Along with his band and solo, he has recording extensively and performed at numerous venues and festivals in the Southeast. His band also performed at Mistral Restaurant on Market Street in Charleston nearly every week for over 10 years. Besides jazz, he has been studying classical and other forms of music.
Collaborating with three other musicians, Wolk wrote original music to accompany six paintings by artist Peter Scala. They performed these compositions at the South of Broadway Theatre during the 2009 North Charleston Arts Festival.