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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​​July 2018

07/27- Come join The Nasty Nati Brass Band at The Blue Note Bistro, 23 East Central Ave., Miamisburg, OH 45342; Showtime: 9pm to Midnight; www.bluenotebistro.com

07/28- Come out and join me and my Quartet (Josh Jessen on piano, Peter Gemus on bass & "the great" Melvin Broach on drums) and SPECIAL GUEST TENOR SAXMAN from NYC "JD Allen" will be joining us at Caffe' Vivace, 975 E. McMillan St., Cinti., OH 45206 for our Tribute to the "GREAT" Miles Davis; www.caffevivace.com

​August 2018

08/03- Join me and my Quartet (Theron Brown on piano, George Simon on guitar, Peter Gemus on bass & Reggie "the toy canon" Jackson on drums) as we perform our Tribute to Miles Davis at The Bop Stop located at 2920 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH; Showtime: 8pm-11pm; Admission: $15; www.themusicsettlement.org

08/04- Mike Wade & The Nasty Nati Brass Band will be performing at Multifest in Charleston, WV. If you're in the neighborhood the great R&B group "Dru Hill" is the headliner on Saturday. www.multifestwv.org

08/09- Mike Wade & The Mighty Groovers

will be performing at The Lexington Library Music Series in Lexington, KY. Showtime: 7pm

08/11- Mike Wade & The Nasty Nati Brass Band will be performing at The Fraze Pavillion for "Festival of the Vine" Fine Wine & Cool Jazz, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering, OH 45429; Showtime: 8pm; www.fraze.com

08/18- Mike Wade & The "5" piece Brass Band will be performing at "Creaux", 310 W. Short St., Lexington, KY40507; Showtime: 8:30pm; www.creauxlex.com

08/30- Mike Wade & The Nasty Nati Brass Band will be closing out this year's 2018 "It's Commonly Jazz Series" in Mardi Gras FASHION! Come in costume, mask with beads as we wrap up another great year of this jazz series at Eden Park Seasongood Pavilion, 950 Eden Park Drive, Cinti., OH 45202; SHOWTIME: 6pm till 8pm; www.itscommonlyjazz.com

September 2018

09/01- Mike Wade & The Mighty Groovers perform at The Blue Note Bistro, 23 E. Central Ave., Miamisburg, OH 45342; SHOWTIME: 9pm; www.bluenotebistro.com