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  • 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.


July 2017

07/15:  Mike Wade w/ B.J. Jansen - Chef B's Jazz n' Wings, feat: Glenn Childress- Comic, Brandy R. Terrell-Davis: food, B.J. Jansen- saxophones, "Grammy-Nominated" Greg Bandy- drums, Wade Honey- piano & Lee on bass. Place: The GREENWICH 2442 Gilbert Ave., Cinti., OH 45206. SHOWTIME: 9pm. Phone: (513)221-1151; www.thegreenwich.com

07/21: The Mike Wade Band feat. "Incredible Vocalist" Mrs. Kelli Key, "The Chameleon Himself, Dynamic Vocalist" and bass work of Mr. Larry Humphrey, George Simon on Guitar, "Mr. Lock It In the Sock It" Francis Wyatt on drums & last, but not least "The INCOMPARABLE" Eli Gonzalles on saxophones. Venue: THE BEAUTIFUL Blue Note Bistro, 23 East Central Ave., Miamisburg, OH 45342. Showtime: 8pm

07/22: Mike Wade w/ The Wayne Yeager Quartet feat. Wayne Yeager- Piano, Rick Visachero on bass & Marc Wolfley on drums. Venue: THE ELEGANT Cincinnati Hilton Netherland Plaza, 35 West 5th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. Showtime: 9pm-1am. NO COVER

07/23: The Mike Wade Quintet will be guest artist jazz combo at St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church located at 320 Resor Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220. Service: 11am

07/29: The Mike Wade Band feat. Kelli Keys on vocals, Larry Humphrey on vocals and bass, George Simon on guitar, Isaiah Cook on drums & Eli Gonzales on saxophones will be performing in Kinston, NC at a private "Birthday Celebration"

August 2017

08/03: Mike Wade w/ The Bruce Menefield Combo at "It's Commonly Jazz" held at Eden Park, 1198 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202. SHOWTIME: 6pm-8pm

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