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

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feel the music

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 2019

07/19: The Mike Wade Quartet will be performing at this year's 2019 Jazz-n-Rib Fest in Columbus, OH. We perform at 2:30pm-4pm on The Bicentennial Stage. Log on or Google: Jazz-n-Rib Fest in Columbus, OH for FULL info! 

07/27: Performing with the R & B Supergroup CAMEO in Malibu, CA. *HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my youngest Demaris, LOVE YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!!!!!!

August 2019

08/09: The Mike Wade Quartet will be performing at The Wholly Grounds 825 Wayne Ave., Dayton, OH 45410 from 6pm to 9pm. For more info: www.whollygrounds.com

08/10: ​Performing with CAMEO at The CASINO in Tunica, MS.

08/11: Performing with CAMEO at The Richmond Jazz FEST in Richmond, VA.

08/17: ​The Nasty Nati Brass Band will be performing at The GREENWICH 2442 Gilbert Ave., Cinti., OH 45206. Showtime: 8:30pm-11:30pm. Door Admission: $10

08/24: Performing with CAMEO at The Alamo Dome in San Antonio, TX

September 2019

09/14: The Nasty Nati Brass Band (5 piece version) will be performing at The Washington Platform 1000 Elm St., Cinti., OH 45202. Showtime: 9pm to Midnight

09/27: Performing w/ CAMEO in Pontiac, MI

09/28: ​Performing w/ CAMEO @ The State Fair in Dallas, TX

09/29: The Mike Wade Quartet will be performing at the Taft Museum of Art Fall Jazz series from 2:30pm to 4pm. Address- 316 Pike St., Cinti., OH 45202