• 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 2019

02/22: Wade/Owens/Curry/Gonzales & Cook (5 piece Brass Band), will be performing "live" @ The Washington Platform 1000 Elm St., Cinti., OH 45202; SHOWTIME: 9pm-MIDNIGHT; NO COVER

March 2019

03/01: Mike Wade & THE NASTY NATI BRASS BAND will be performing "live" @ One of TOP 10 Jazz Venues in the WORLD (VOTED by DOWNBEAT), "BluJazz Club" 47 E. Market St., Akron, OH 44308; SHOWTIME: 8PM

03/02: Mike Wade & THE NASTY NATI BRASS BAND will be performing "live" for The Jamey Aeborsold Jazz Series @ The Cincinnati DOWNTOWN Public Library 800 Vine St., Cinti., OH 45202; SHOWTIME: 3PM-4:30PM; NO COVER

03/02: Mike Wade & THE NASTY NATI BRASS BAND will be performing "live" THE OFFICIAL 2019 CITY OF CINCINNATI MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION at ARTSVILLE 5021 Whetsel Ave., Cinti., OH 45227; SHOWTIME: 8pm; *PRIZES for best costumes and masks; FOOD and DRINKS will be served. COME EARLY for the UPSTAIRS "VIP" @  7pm!

03/23: "Walk with me Gala" w/ National Recording Artist, Contemporary Electric Bassist, NATE WHITE @ The Sharonville Convention Center 11355 Chester Rd., Cinti., OH 45246; Reception @ 6pm, Dinner @ 7pm, Recognition Ceremony & PERFORMANCE until 10pm; Cover: $60 a person.

03/30: The MDW Quartet (MDW on trumpet, Keigo Hirakawa on piano, Peter Gemus on bass & Reggie Jackson on drums), will be performing "live" @ Caffe Vivace' 975 E. McMillan St., Cinti., OH 45206; SHOWTIME: 8:30PM; COVER: $10 minimum.