Musical Artist, Producer, Consultant, Educator, Clinician, Music Director, Arranger, Composer, Recording Studio
Tell us a little about your background...
After more than 35 years as an entertainer, Wayne Cobham still derives the utmost of pleasure out of performing. Wayne has been playing trumpet since his early childhood and started his career in the drum and bugle corps of New York and he was hooked on the trumpet for life. In his teenage years, it seemed a natural progression for Wayne Cobham to move on to his own bands and he gathered around him some of the finest young musicians in town. All the while, Wayne was building a strong following and solid reputation as a highly respected trumpet player throughout the flourishing New York music scene. Wayne Cobham found himself in high demand and has toured the world playing trumpet with entertainers such as Ben E. King, Cameo, The Temptations, Little Anthony and the Imperials, The Four Tops, Ray Charles, Billy Cobham, Taylor Dane, Loredana Berté, Lou Reed, and Kool and the Gang just to name a few. But it does not stop there, his studio credits include Michael Jackson, Pieces of a Dream, Nancy Wilson, Denise Williams, Najee, Patti Austin, and Billy Cobham His production credits include Gwen McRae, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Dane, Billy Cobham, and Guy with Teddy Reilly. For the past five years Wayne Cobham has been on the road touring with Wilson Pickett and is Music Director for Wilson's band The Midnight Movers.
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What Instrument do you play?
Vocalist, Piano, Trumpet, Trombone
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I haven't been on much but intend to change that...I will see Frank soon and tell him again that you said hello...Honestly I can't remember if I told him or not since your first comment LOL... anyway I hope all is well and I look forward to meeting you one day.
Haven't been on TJNW in a while. I've been busy, working with a couple of different bands. The most interesting is a band from Coram NY called Studio G they use sequencing technology. It has it's pros and cons of course but it keeps the amount of personnel down and pay up LOL so I am kinda of digging it. Will Be in touch. By the way did you know Leon is moving to Atlanta ? I will miss him tremendously he has been a wonderful friend and brother to me...stay in touch PEACE Kevin G
hi wayne! check out my few new songs on: http://www.myspace.com/petracaramela
cd is ready but longer songs versions still to come. lots of work but fun!!
and i have a great bassman playing..
take care, P
What's up Wayne, have been trying to get in touch via Leon.I hope all is well. I would like you to call me when you get a chance. I am looking for work as a vocalist with Dr. K's organization or anyone else for that matter. I spoke to Marvin Floyd he informed me he is not with Dr. K anymore. My cell is 917 693-1250 call so we can catch-up and talk music .
Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."