Musical Artist, Producer, Consultant, Educator, Clinician, Music Director, Arranger, Composer, Recording Studio
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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?
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
The Jazz Network is exactly what the title suggests, a place where you get to mix and mingle with those who have not only an appreciation for Jazz but a forum to hear new up and coming artists as well. I've hooked up with so many of my old friends that I've lost contact with over the years here and it's been a great place to meet folk, appreciate good music and Musicianship. What an incredible idea!!
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Divine: The Jazz Albums, 1954-1958 packs four CDs with Vaughan's music, recorded live or in the studio with bands big and small. Two live albums from Chicago nightclubs are standouts, partly when a performance threatens to slide off the rails.