Happy September 26th; the American composer George Gershwin was born on this day in 1898. More info on George Gershwin can be found here.
Mike Wade is currently the Band Director at Withrow High School. He began his journey with the trumpet during his preteen years. While a student at The Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington DC, he received a National Symphony Scholarship to study with Symphony Trumpeters. Following a year at Howard University, he completed his musical education with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education at Central State University, he then went on to the University of Cincinnati, Conservatory of Music to complete graduate studies in classical trumpet performance.
Professionally, 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. 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. Wade has been prolific in performing, recording, composing, producing and arranging. He has recorded three CD’s under his name; “Standard Time”, “The Broach Approach”, and “Reality.” A fourth CD is currently in the works, all of which features new arrangements of straight-ahead standards and original compositions.
Mike is no stranger to the Dayton scene having performed with the Sinclair College Jazz Ensemble at Blair Hall, and numerous times at The Dayton Art Institute and Gilly’s.
On Saturday, October 6 he is bringing a quartet to Jazz Central consisting of Mike Wade (trumpet), Dr. William Menefield (piano), Anthony “T” Lee (drums) and Brandon Meeks (bass), which will afford local Dayton fans to see a great group from Cincinnati.
Here are some (not all) of the upcoming jazz events for the next couple of weeks:
Tonight Wednesday, September 26 – Lizz & Rex Quartet are at The Dayton Event Connection in Dayton and John LaIacona is at Eddie Merlot’s in Cincinnati.
Thursday September 27 – the Mike Teckenbrock Trio is at Spinoza’s in Beavercreek and Marcus Miller is at Nighttown in Cleveland Heights.
Friday September 28 – Terry Murphy and Company Band performs at the De’lish Cafe in Dayton while Kathy Wade & Ed Moss are at Schwartz’s Point in Over-The-Rhine, Cincinnati.
Saturday September 29 – Jazzy 88.9 WCSU, is celebrating 50 years and will present the award winning contemporary jazz group The Jazz Patrol with Randy Villars at Gilly’s in Dayton. This Anniversary Benefit Concert is one night only- two shows beginning at 8:30 PM with all proceeds going to support their public radio station. Check it out at: http://www.wcsufm.org/
Sunday September 30 – Hoo Doo Soul Band performs at the Rumba Café in Columbus and Dayton’s longest jazz jam continues at Jazz Central in Dayton.
Monday October 1 – the John Taylor Trio is at the Brio Tuscan Grille in Beavercreek and a Jazz Jam hosted by Sandy Suskind is at the Blue Wisp Jazz Club in Cincinnati.
Tuesday October 2 – the UD Jazz Ensemble is at University of Dayton Boll Theatre in Dayton and the Tony Monaco Trio is at the Rumba Café in Columbus.
Wednesday October 3 – the Blue Wisp Big Band is at the Blue Wisp in Cincinnati and Dave Greer’s Classic Jazz Stompers performs at Neil’s Heritage House in Dayton.
Thursday October 4 – Math Games does the Dayton Art Institute Vectren Jazz & Beyond and “Jazz on an Autumn Day” concert by Jazz Spoken Here! is at the Union Hall Theater in Chesterhill, OH.
Friday October 5 – Doc Broadnax and the Thompson House in Newport, KY presents the Tessa Souter Quartet and Ricky Nye will be at Anna Ree’s Andouille in New Richmond, OH.
Saturday October 6 – the Mike Wade Quartet plays at Jazz Central in Dayton and Lavieena Campbell presents…MOCHA at The Greenwich in Cincinnati.
Sunday October 7 – Phil DeGreg Trio performs at Dee Felice in Covington, KY and Randy Reinhart & Bill Glemmer’s Small Band is at Gallagher Student Center Theater, Xavier University in Cincinnati.
Monday October 8 – Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra is at Clintonville Woman’s Club and Mark Flugge, Derek Dicenzo & Jimmy Castoe are at Due Amici in Columbus.
Tuesday October 9 – Phil DeGreg’s Samba Jazz Syndicate is at the Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro in Cincinnatil and the great jazz jam at the Park Street Tavern continues in Columbus.
More info and jazz listings can be found at JazzAdvocate.com