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Wayne Cobham
Wednesday, June 21 2017
8PM
$10 Cover at the Door / 21+
 
Artist Bio

After more than 35 years as an entertainer, Wayne Cobham still derives the utmost of pleasure from performing. Wayne has been playing trumpet since his early childhood. His career began in the Drum and Bugle corps of New York. He was hooked on the trumpet for life. In the late 70’s Wayne found a new love that would bring him parallel acclaim to his prowess with his horn. Music computer programming was in its infancy and Wayne became one of its pioneers. Wayne was a major part of the MIDI revolution, and fostered a productive business as, consultant, clinician, producer, and educator. Wayne provided consultation to many well known musicians who wished to incorporate this new technology. His computer skills were utilized over many different genres of music including but not limited to Hip hop, R&B, Rock & Roll, Jazz, Pop and Gospel garnering him 3 Grammy Awards along the way for his work on Michael Jacksons “Dangerous & History” Cd’s, and Denise Williams “This Is My Song”. These acknowledgements led to his Grammy membership and voting status with the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences

Additionally, he was also in high demand as a performer and has toured the world playing trumpet with such notable entertainers as Ben E. King, Cameo, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Ray Charles, Billy Cobham, Taylor Dane, Loredana Berté, Lou Reed, Kool and the Gang, Nancy Wilson, and Denise Williams to name a few. However, it does not stop there! His studio/ live credits include Michael Jackson, Pieces of a Dream, Nancy Wilson, Denise Williams, Patti Austin, Paul Simon, and Michael J Fox, His production credits include Gwen McRae, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Dane, Billy Cobham, and Guy with Teddy Reilly among others.
 
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