Wade Baker has always had a love for music and his high energy performances use no set formula at all. Instead he offers an eclectic and intelligent blend of abilities, styles and enthusiasm uniquely crafted to entertain a multitude of people. “I feel like I’ve tried to mix several styles together to produce a new sound.” What the 26-year old Baker takes from all of this is a sense of craft and above all, great depth & love for the music.
Wade Baker received his Undergraduate Degree (B.S. with a concentration in Jazz Studies) from the University of Indianapolis in 2006 and was immediately accepted on scholarship to the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music the following fall and is one course from attaining his Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies (M.M. Jazz Studies) from C.C.M. Wade has studied Jazz Improvisation with Harry Miedema, Mark Buselli, Brent Wallarab, Phil DeGreg & Kim Pensyl. His classical trumpet training has been from: Bill Adam, Ed Cord, John Rommel, Karl Sievers, Allen Miller, Lenny Foy, Greg Wing & Brad Weil. Baker’s versatility makes him fit comfortably playing with many different types of artists. He has played Bass Guitar at several of the country’s leading blues festivals in addition to the many Jazz Festivals he has been a part of playing his trumpet. Baker has also collaborated with R&B/Hip-Hop artist Moe Z M.D. (John Mellancamp) as well as countless singer/songwriter/hip-hop artists that have used him a studio “gun for hire.” Wade is also involved with the Big Joe Duskin Foundation doing presentations and concerts at local schools to share his love of jazz with todays youth.
He already has a professional’s discipline and commitment and places no limit on his ambition. Wade explains it best by saying, “The kind of artist I’d like to evolve into is a person who can do anything on the band stand, someone who is irreplaceable,” he says.
Showtimes: 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Admission: $22.