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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feel the music

October 2020

*The Mike Wade Quartet 

Venue: Caffe Vivace, 975 East McMillan, Cinti., OH 45206

Date: 10/03/20

Set One starts @ 7:30pm & Set Two starts @ 9:30pm

*Mike Wade & The Nasty Nati Brass Band’s Video shooting session! 

Location: Paul Brown Stadium & Stadium Bar District in Downtown Cincy

Date: 10/04/20

Time: Noon to 4pm
*Wear your Bengal gear, meet us at the stadium a little before Noon, hang out and be in the VIDEO!

*Mike Wade & The Nasty Nati Brass Band

Venue: The Williams Francis Theatre

Date: 10/10/20

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Food & FULL BAR will be available

*CAMEO @ The Motor City Casino in Detroit