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May 13 from 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Please join us as David Kay brings his University School Jazz Ensemble to perform alongside Cincinnati-based trumpeter, Mike Wade! Tickets to attend this concert in person are $15 each.
This event will also be livestreamed on BOP STOP's Facebook page at showtime. Accessing the stream is free but donations are encouraged and directly support the band. To donate, select "Donation: Livestream Attendee" (which is a $10 blanket ticket price) as your Ticket Option above and follow the steps below:
University School in Hunting Valley, Ohio, on the east side of the Cleveland Metro area, offers a Jazz Ensemble that explores the full range of jazz styles found throughout the over century-long history of jazz, from its origins to avant-garde and funk. Students regularly contribute compositions to the US Jazz repertoire. U.S. jazz groups have played at many NEO-area venues including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Nighttown, The Bop Stop, Brothers Lounge, Tower City, Renaissance Hotel, The Hermit Club, Landerhaven and the Cleveland Grand Prix parade. U.S. jazz ensembles have also performed in conjunction with the Tri-C Jazz Festival, being favorably critiqued by such jazz royalty as Gary Burton and Louis Hayes. In the 1990s the Ensemble won Third Place at the Down Beat Jazz Festival in Orlando, receiving recognition in an issue of that magazine. Additionally, as guest soloists with the Ensemble, they have featured the likes of Jamey Aebersold and former Miles Davis saxophonist Sam Morrison, performed in New Orleans’ famous Preservation Hall, and performed at the 2017 Ohio Music Education Association Professional Development Conference.
Having taught at University School since 1988, director David Kay is a former instructor in the world-renowned Jazz Studies Department at Indiana University, as well as a former faculty member (31 years) in the jazz program at the Interlochen Arts Camp, and a professional musician besides (having played with Aretha Franklin, Benny Golson and The Temptations among many others). US graduates of Kay’s have continued their music making in college and afterward. Some have attended Interlochen and the Jamey Aebersold jazz camps in the summers; others have majored in music at schools such as the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Carleton College, University of Southern California, and the Ohio State University.
Trumpeter Michael Wade is a native of Washington, D.C., but has called Cincinnati his home since 1992.
A graduate of Central State University as well as the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), He has been named one of the top ten unsigned jazz brass players as rated by Jazziz Magazine. His composition, “Blues for Shorty Bop”, was chosen for inclusion in the Jazziz on Disc collection. He has performed and/or recorded with such artists as David “Fathead” Newman, Clark Terry, Javon Jackson, Bobby Watson, Gary Bartz, Mulgrew Miller, Rene Marie, Don Braden, Steve Wilson, Othello Molineaux, Vincent Herring, Jon Hendricks & Annie Ross, Winard & Phillip Harper, Antoine Roney, Herb Jeffries, Craig Bailey, Billy Hart, Marc Cary, Bill Lee, Ricky Wellman, Bootsy Collins, Reggie Calloway, Teddy Pendergrass, The O’Jays, Maurice, Freddie, and Verdine White (Earth, Wind and Fire), Tom Tom 84, and Experience Unlimited (E.U.). He has performed on Black Entertainment Television’s (BET) Jazz Discovery show and WOSU (Columbus) Jazz Voices television series.
Over the past 5 years, Mike has been a member of the R&B/funk super group, Cameo. Among the places his groups have performed include the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards show (2000), the Cincinnati Cammy Awards show (1997) where his quintet, Standard Time, was awarded Best Small Jazz Group, the Columbus Jazz and Rib Fest, the Charleston Jazz Festival, and the Frog Island Festival. With the Mike Wade Reality Band, he has opened (2003) for the smooth jazz group BWB (Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum, Norman Brown). Wade performed as a member of the Famous American Trumpet Section (F.A.T.S.) at the 2004 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Denver, CO where the group performed alongside the legendary trumpeter, Eddie Henderson. With the Mike Wade Sextet, he opened in 2005 for the renowned SFJAZZ Collective. And with all that, for over 25 years, Mike has been on the music faculty at Cincinnati’s Withrow University High School.Back to Calendar