feel the music

  • Fragile/The Blues Interlude6:41
  • Broach Approach15:29
  • Be Truthful10:17


What do you call reality?

Webster’s dictionary defines reality as “the fact or state of being

real or genuine.” Mike Wade’s definition of reality is “to put God first for then my music is blessed, no matter what style, be it classical, gospel, jazz, hip-hop, or go go.” Mike Wade can blow his trumpet in hard bop style, hence his nickname “Shorty Bop”, and he can also play funky grooves that make you want to swing.

Mike Wade began playing trumpet in his pre teen years. While attending the Duke Ellington School of Arts in Washington, D.C., he received a National Symphony Fellowship to study with symphony trumpeters. He attended Howard University for one year before transferring to

Central State University on full scholarship, where he received his bachelor’s in music education. He is no stranger to the titles of producer, composer, arranger, and educator. He is also the founder and leader of the Standard Time Quintet, Mike Wade & The Jazz Mafia, and the Mike Wade Reality Band.

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February 2017

​02/18: Hopefully your schedule allows you to catch this great Big Joe Duskin "FREE" Big Band performance at the DOWNTOWN Cincinnati Library, 800 Vine Street, Cinti. OH 45202. Time: 1:30pm

​02/18: "A VERY SPECIAL/MUST SEE & HEAR BLACK HISTORY MONTH MUSIC CONCERT IN CINCINNATI" Mike Wade & BOSEDE will perform at The St. Johns Unitarian Church, 320 Resor Ave., Cinti. OH 45220 at 7pm, Doors open at 6pm. Admission: $10 *This performance is part of their "Jazz and Justice" Music Series and we will be performing some of the music of these GREAT COMPOSERS: Charles Mingus, Terrence Blanchard, Kenny Garrett and Stephen Scott, etc.

​03/11: ​Mike Wade will be performing with the "GREAT" Melvin Broach and the incomparable Peter Gemus at The Washington Platform, 100 Elm St., Cinti., OH 45202. No Admission: FREE. Time: 9pm. Phone (513) 421-0110 

​04/29: The Nasty Nati. Brass Band will be performing their debut concert at BLU Jazz+, 47 E. Market St., Akron, OH 44308, Phone: (330) 252-1190. Showtime: 7pm. Admission: $15

​06/12: ​Mike Wade & BOSEDE will be having it's CD release party at Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Wash., D.C. 20007. Shows: 8pm & 10pm. Admission $22. Phone: (202) 337-4141