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Charenée Wade
May 22, 2015Welcome to my new website!You can find links to music for my next upcoming CD to be released June 23rd on Motema Music!
Offering: The Music of Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson

April 1, 2015Ain't No Such Thing As SupermanIn honor of Gil Scott-Heron's birthday today, Revive Music premieres the new single "Ain't No Such Thing As Superman" from my upcoming album "Offering: The Music of Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson", out on Motema Music 6.23.15.

First Runner-Up in the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Vocal Competition, Charenee Wade is a notable singer, composer, arranger and educator who received her degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Her accolades include Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead Program where she performed her original music at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC; being one of the talented four chosen for the Dianne Reeves Young Artist Workshop at Carnegie Hall; 1st Runner-Up in the Jazzmobile Vocal Competition; and being selected for the JAS Academy Summer Sessions, 2007-09, directed by Christian McBride.

Charenee is currently a professor at the Aaron Copland School of Music, City College, and with the Jazzmobile Workshop program. She teaches various workshops and clinics and was an esteemed judge for the 2010 Jazzmobile Vocal Competition, alongside Dr. Billy Taylor and Grady Tate. Charenee performs internationally and graces the stages of the Jazz Gallery, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy Coca Cola's, the legendary Smalls and the Zinc Bar in NYC. Her debut CD, Love Walked In was released in July 2010.


Charenée WadeOffering: The Music of Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson2015MORE INFO...amazonitunesSHARE
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Eyal Vilner Big BandAlmost Sunrise2015itunes
Aaron DiehlSpace, Time, Continuum2015
Rufus ReidQuiet Pride: The Elizabeth Catlett Project2014amazonitunesbuy cd
Eric ReedDear Ruby - The Adventurous Monk2014itunes
Matt WilsonWeBop: A Family Jazz Party!2012itunes
Oscar PerezAfropean Affair2011itunes
Oran EtkinTimbalooloo: Wake-Up Clarinet2010itunes
Suresh SingaratnamLost In New York2009itunes
Bobby SanabriaBig Band urban Folktales2007itunes
Tia FullerHealing Space2007itunes

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Upcoming Performances

Saturday, May 30, 2015
Exit Zero Jazz Festival
Jazz at The Estate/ VintageSouthJersey.com Stage
Cape May, NJ


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Friday, June 12, 2015
Jazz Discovery Series
The Ritz Theatre and Museum
Jacksonville, FL

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Saturday, June 13, 2015
Back Country Jazz Benefit Concert
Round Hill "Jazz Club"

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Featured w/ Danny Bacher and Swing That Music All Stars
Metropolitan Room
New York, NY

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Friday, June 19, 2015
Michela Marino Lerman Salute to Betty Carter w/Charenee Wade
Ginny's Supperclub
New York, NY

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Monday, June 22, 2015
Featured vocalist with Wayne Escoffrey

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Featured w/ Danny Bacher and Swing That Music All Stars
Metropolitan Room
New York, NY

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015
The Jazz Standard
New York, NY

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Friday, July 17, 2015
Summer Jazz Cafe
Jazz Arts Project
Red bank, NJ

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Saturday, July 18, 2015
Summer Jazz Cafe
Jazz Arts Project
Red bank, NJ

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Sunday, August 9, 2015
San Jose Jazz Summer Fest
Cafe Stritch
San Jose, CA
The Music of Gil-Scott Heron and Brian Jackson

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Monday, August 31, 2015
Eyal Vilner Big Band CD Release
Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
New York, NY

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Past Performances

Saturday, May 16, 2015
Ladies Sing The Blues: Blues Singers of the 1920's at Kennedy Center
Washington, DC
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Thursday, May 7, 2015
Charenee Wade and The Gil Scott Forum
Minton's Playhouse
The Music of Gil Scot Heron and Brian Jackson
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Jazzmobile Showcase - Geroge Gee Big Band
Alahambra Ballroom
April 17-19, 2015
Ladies Sing The Blues: Blues Singers of the 1920's
Tuscon, AZ
Monday, March 30, 2015
w/ Eyal Vilner Big Band
New York, NY



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Charenee Wade Presents the Gil Scott-Heron Project at the 2015 Musiq Haus APAP Showcase - YouTubeDuring APAP 2015 in New York City, Musiq Haus Management held its 3rd annual showcase and we had the honor of presenting a number of outstanding performances...viewshare
A NIGHT IN THE LIFE: Charenee Wade (Episode One) - YouTubeA NIGHT IN THE LIFE is a documentary-style series that explores the multiple facets of a jazz musician's life during the span of a day. In the first episode,...viewshare
Centerpiece- The Eyal Vilner Big Band plus 3! - YouTubeThe Eyal Vilner Big Band+3! Live at the Gillespie Auditorium, NYC Charenee Wade, Charles Turner, Nadia Washington- vocals Eyal Vilner- alto, clarinet, flute,...viewshare
Charenee Wade sings "Them There Eyes" with Aaron Diehl Quintet - YouTubeCharenee Wade sings "Them There Eyes" featuring Dominick Farinacci. Charenee Wade (vocals), Wess Anderson (alto saxophone), Dominick Farinacci (trumpet), Aar...viewshare
VOL. 2; E7 - "If You Could See Me Now" - Johnny O'Neal + Charenee Wade (Vocals/Piano) - YouTubeTHAT'S KILLIN', EPISODE SEVEN : The Legendary Johnny O'Neal and Charenee Wade have discussed duetting for quite some time. Mr. O'Neal recently invited Capsul...viewshare
Charenee Wade and Michael Mwenso Discuss Influential Vocalists - YouTubeVocalists Michael Mwenso and Charenee Wade talk about the many great singers that inspire them. Learn more at http://academy.jalc.org Charenee Wade - Vocals ...viewshare
EZ Jazz 2015 Promo - YouTubeMusicians performing at the Exit Zero International Jazz Festival Spring Edition 2015. Headliners include Dr. John & the Rebirth Brass Band.viewshare
Currently Charenee Wade is a professor at the Aaron Copland School of Music, City College, Jazzmobile, NJPAC Jazz for Teens, as well as an active performer, arranger, composer, band leader and clinician. With deep knowledge and experience in Jazz and Classical as well as many other genres such as pop, r&b, and gospel, she has developed an effective approach to vocal technique that can be easily accessible to all ages. "I have worked diligently and steadfastly to facilitate the individual growth of each of my students. The goal is to help each invidual to acquire the essential skills needed to become well-rounded musician, while nuturing their passion for music. I strongly believe that music has the power to change lives and through self expression, can bring positivity to communities for the betterment of society and culture."

Charenee Wade has also taught at in New Orleans Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong Jazz Camp at Loyola College, Brooklyn Charter School, Centrum Jazz Port-Townsend Workshop, and The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival.

To sign-up for private lessons and/ group classes, please submit request by sending an email to........ info.chareneemusic@gmail.com.