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Charenée Wade
June 27, 2017CHARENEE WADE RECEIVES JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER MILLENNIAL SWING AWARD 2017Ms. Wade is honored to receive this acknowledgement from Jazz at Lincoln Center alongside her fellow awardees Aaron Diehl and Etienne Charles at their Swing Summer Cocktail Party,
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.

ABOUT CHARENEE WADE...

Charenee Wade is not one to hold back or let fear stand in her way. The first artist ever to enter two Thelonious Monk Vocal competitions, she walked away from the second one in 2010 with instant buzz and second place to her new friend Cecilé McLorin Salvant. Now is the time for Wade’s star to rise. Known for expert vocal improvisational ability and her seriously swinging groove, Wade evokes a classic jazz sound akin to Betty Carter and Sarah Vaughan, two of her musical touchstones. With her Motéma debut, Offering: The Music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson (June 23), she pays tribute to another inspiration, the socially conscious poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron, and confirms that she too plans to use her artist platform thoughtfully.

The first full-length album tribute to Scott-Heron and his musical collaborator Brian Jackson by a woman artist, Offering is arresting in just how timely Scott-Heron’s messages are today and how perfectly Wade delivers them through her savvy arrangements and intimate jazz interpretations. While she has earned many accolades – first runner-up in New York’s Jazzmobile Vocal competition; a participant in Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead program; a feature on NPR’s Song Travels; a starring role in the off-Broadway show Café Society and in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Salute to Betty Carter – she may surprise people with this authentic tour de force.

Wade embodies Scott-Heron’s poems deeply and with a pathos that belies her age. Her singing is effortless and inventive on the opening title track, and with her lithe voice floating around the poet’s timeless words, we are invited into her invocation. Indeed “Song of the Wind” feels like a sacred exchange between the past and present and a testament to the peace we’re still seeking today. “A Toast to The People” showcases her excellent storytelling ability and subtle vocal prowess. On “Home Is Where the Hatred Is,” she and the band throw down the gauntlet both in terms of the powerful message and jazz chops on display.

Like Scott-Heron, Wade believes that we are the ones right now who must commit to social consciousness and to just action, as she makes plain in “Ain’t No Such Thing As A Superman,” which she mines for its jazz, blues and soul elements. The call to action continues in the next selection, “Essex/Martin, Grant, Byrd and Till,” as the story and names recited by actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner could be exchanged today with those of Martin, Brown, Garner and sadly, many more. Wade goes into a slow burn on “Western Sunrise” and the poignant track, “The Vulture (Your Soul and Mine).” Her finesse with language, intervals, dynamics and emotive ability is on brilliant display in “Peace Go With You Brother.” The closing song “I Think I’ll Call It Morning” signals that hope is always what drives positive change.

Produced by Grammy-nominated music industry veteran and Sirius XM personality Mark Ruffin, the recording features notable guest stars and a stellar band comprised of Brandon McCune on piano; Dave Stryker on guitar; Lonnie Plaxico on bass; and Alvester Garnett on drums. Wade’s labelmate, saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin, sits in on “Essex/Martin,” as does Marcus Miller on bass clarinet and actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner on spoken word. Another spoken word guest is bassist Christian McBride, who opens “Peace Go With You Brother.” The great vibes player Stefon Harris is featured on six selections. Wade’s first international release follows on the recent publication of a biography on Scott-Heron by Marcus Baram called “Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of A Man.”

Wade gives ample evidence on this remarkable debut as to why she is one of the most exciting, distinctive and bold young musical talents on the rise today. A native of Brooklyn, she began singing at age 12 and fell under the spell of Sarah Vaughan. Wade attended LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts and earned her music degree from Manhattan School of Music. One of four artists selected for the Dianne Reeves Young Artist workshop at Carnegie Hall, she was first runner-up at the 2006 New York City Jazzmobile Vocal Competition, which also featured Gregory Porter, whom Motéma launched into global stardom. The entire jazz industry has passionately embraced Wade including Wynton Marsalis, who features her regularly at Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC); Christian McBride, who mentored her at his Jazz Aspen Academy; and labelmate Rufus Reid, who selected her for his Grammy-nominated album, Quiet Pride: The Elizabeth Catlett Project. Wade has performed with Bobby Sanabria, Aaron Diehl, Oran Etkin, Robert Glasper and MacArthur Fellow and choreographer Kyle Abraham among others and at venues and festivals worldwide including Montreux and Spoleto. This year she is touring in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s national presentation, Ladies Sing the Blues.

A singer, composer, arranger and educator, Wade is a professor at the Aaron Copland School at Queens College and was just recently appointed to Peabody Institute. Following the Monk competition in 2010, she self-released Love Walked In, which earned her the NPR Song Travels feature. With Offering, Wade continues walking in love and using her art to raise our consciousness.
Offering: The Music of Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson2015
Audio Premiere: Charenee Wade Covers Gil Scott-Heron’s ‘Ain’t No Such Thing As Superman’ Had Revive been a magazine during the ’70s, then Gil Scott-Heron would have made the front page regularly. The “bluesologist” (as he liked to call himself) was melding music that had elements of soul, jazz, blues, and hip-hop before hip-hop had even existed. Famously known for “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” Gil Scott-Heron revolutionized the way audiences perceived what it meant to be a vocalist by merging spoken word with soul/funk-jazz grooves. “Gil makes you think about what you can do as an artist,” comments Motéma recording artist Charenee Wade. “Most artists today don’t use their platform to shift consciousness like Gil and artists of his day used to do. He inspires me to do my own thing, to not be afraid to say what I want to say.” In tribute to the late artist, Wade dropped her version of GSH’s classic “Ain’t No Such Thing As Superman” from her upcoming Offering: The Music of Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson LP. Wade’s forthcoming Motéma release will be dropping on June 23rd and will feature a host of luminaries including Christian McBride, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Lakecia Benjamin, Stefon Harris, Marcus Miller, and many more. Scroll down to listen to “Ain’t No Such Thing as Superman.” Stay tuned for more on Charenee Wade and Offering. -DanMichael, Revive-Music.com Pre-order Charenee Wade’s ‘Offering: The Music of Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson’ via iTunes http://revive-music.com/2015/04/01/audio-premiere-charenee-wade-covers-gil-scott-herons-aint-no-such-thing-as-superman/
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Past Performances

Friday, November 30, 2018
Modlin Center
Richmond, VA
Friday, August 17, 2018
Minton's Playhouse
Saturday, August 04, 2018
Newport Jazz Festival
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Cambridge Jazz Festival
Danehy Park Cambridge
Cambridge, MA
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Ginny's Supperclub
The Red Rooster
Harlem
Saturday, July 07, 2018
Slap Festival 2018!
Zaragoza, Spain
Friday, July 06, 2018
4 Caños Jazz Festival Teatro
Torrelavega (Cantabria), Spain
Wednesday, July 04, 2018
Getxo Jazz Festival
Gexto, Spain
Sunday, July 01, 2018
Imaxinasons Jazz Festival
Auditorio Municipal De Vigo
Thursday, June 14, 2018
TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON
DC JAZZ FESTIVAL
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Virginia Arts Festival
Attucks Theater Jazz Club
Norfolk, VA
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Atlanta Jazz Festival
The Woodruff Arts Center
Atlanta, GA
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
A Salute to Sarah Vaughn with Camille Thurman and Charenee Wade
DIZZY'S CLUB COCA COLA
COLUMBUS CIRCLE, NY
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Summer Jazz Workshop: The Art of Vocal Improvisation
TBA
NY
Saturday, August 26, 2017
CHARLIE PARKER JAZZ FESTIVAL : HARLEM ONE STOP
MARCUS GARVEY PARK, NY
HARLEM, NY
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
JAZZ ALL-STARS
INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL "JAZZ IS BACK - BP "
GROZJNAN, CROATIA
Saturday, July 15, 2017
JAZZ ALL-STARS
INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL "JAZZ IS BACK - BP "
GROZJNAN, CROATIA
Thursday, July 13, 2017
SUMMER JAZZ ACADEMY
Grozjnan, Croatia
Sunday, July 9, 2017
JAZZ FERMIN FESTIVAL
PAMPLONA, SPAIN
Saturday, July 8, 2017
CANARIAS JAZZ & MAS
FUERTEVENTURA, SPAIN
Friday, July 7, 2017
CANARIAS JAZZ & MAS
TENERIFE, SPAIN
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
CLAMORES JAZZ CLUB
MADRID, SPAIN
Monday, July 3, 2017
RONNIE SCOTT'S
LONDON, UK
Sunday, July 2, 2017
A LOVE SUPREME FESTIVAL
GLYNDE, UK
Saturday, July 1, 2017
SAN JAVIER JAZZ FESTIVAL
SAN JAVIER, SPAIN
Friday, June 30, 2017
VALENCIA JAZZ FESTIVAL
VALENCIA ,SPAIN
Friday, May 5, 2017
Festival Jazz Lava-Valladolid
Sala Concha Velasco (Lava)
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Ciclo de Jazz 2017
Teatro Breton de los Herreros
Logrono, Spain
Sunday, April 23, 2017
BALLET ACROSS AMERICA
THE KENNEDY CENTER
WASHINGTON, DC
Saturday, April 22, 2017
BALLET ACROSS AMERICA
THE KENNEDY CENTER
WASHINGTON, DC
Saturday, April 8, 2017
LADIES SING THE BLUES
THE STRATHMORE
Friday, April 7, 2017
ELLA FITZGERALD TRIBUTE
APOLLO SOUNDSTAGE
NY
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
ELLA FITZGERALD TRIBUTE
TOUR
RUSSIA
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
ELLA FITZGERALD TRIBUTE
TOUR
RUSSIA
Monday, April 3, 2017
ELLA FITZGERALD TRIBUTE
TOUR
RUSSIA
Sunday, April 2, 2017
ELLA FITZGERALD TRIBUTE
TOUR
RUSSIA
Saturday, April 1, 2017
ELLA FITZGERALD TRIBUTE
TOUR
RUSSIA
Friday, March 31, 2017
ELLA FITZGERALD TRIBUTE
TOUR
RUSSIA
Thursday, March 30, 2017
ELLA FITZGERALD TRIBUTE
TOUR
RUSSIA
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
ELLA FITZGERALD TRIBUTE
TOUR
RUSSIA
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
ELLA FITZGERALD TRIBUTE
TOUR
RUSSIA
Monday, March 27, 2017
ELLA FITZGERALD TRIBUTE
TOUR
RUSSIA
Sunday, March 26, 2017
ELLA FITZGERALD TRIBUTE
TOUR
RUSSIA
Monday, March 20, 2017
Charenee Wade
KUUMBA
CA
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Charenee Wade
The Hacienda
CA
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Charenee Wade w/ Terri Lyne Carrington's Mosaic Project
Tour
Hong Kong, China
Friday, February 24, 2017
Charenee Wade w/ Terri Lyne Carrington's Mosaic Project
Tour
Hong Kong, China
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Charenee Wade w/ Terri Lyne Carrington's Mosaic Project
Tour
Hong Kong, China
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Charenee Wade w/ Terri Lyne Carrington's Mosaic Project
Tour
Hong Kong, China
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Charenee Wade w/ Terri Lyne Carrington's Mosaic Project
Tour
Hong Kong, China
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Charenee Wade Quartet
Tribeca Performance Arts Center
NY
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Charenée Wade
The Loft
San Diego, CA
Friday, November 18, 2016
Charenee Wade Quintet w/Lakecia Benjamin, Brandon McCune, Lon
Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Charenée Wade Quartet
Bern, Switzerland
Friday, October 28, 2016
Charenée Wade Quartet
Bern, Switzerland
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Charenée Wade Quartet
Bern, Switzerland
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Charenée Wade Quartet
Bern, Switzerland
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Charenée Wade Quartet
Minden Jazz Club
Minden, Germany
Friday, October 21, 2016
Charenée Wade Quartet
Jazz in the City
Salzburg, Austria
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Charenee Wade Quartet
Band on the Wall
Manchester, UK
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Charenee Wade Quartet
Jazz Cafe
London, UK
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Charenée Wade Quartet
Club Jamboree
Barcelona, Spain
Monday, October 17, 2016
Charenée Wade Quartet
Clamores
Madrid, Spain
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Charenée Wade Quartet
Angra Jazz
Terceira, Portugal
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Charenée Wade Quartet
Akbank Jazz Festival
Istanbul, Turkey
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Charenée Wade Quartet
Akbank Jazz Festival
Istanbul, Turkey
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Chareneé Wade
Chilpo Jazz Festival
Seoul, Korea
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Chareneé Wade Quintet
Lake George Jazz Weekend
Lake George/NY
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Chareneé Wade & The Gil Scot-Heron Project w/Bruce Williams
Jazz Standard
New York, NY
Monday, September 5, 2016
Chareneé Wade w/Terri Lyne Carrington's Mosiac Project
Detroit Jazz Festival
Detroit/MI
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Chareneé Wade Quintet
The Detroit Jazz Festival
Detroit, MI
Monday, August 29, 2016
Chareneé Wade w/ The Eyal Vilner Big Band
Red Sea Jazz Festival
Eilat/Israel
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Chareneé Wade
Red Sea Jazz Festival Jazz Camp
Eilat Israel
Friday, August 26, 2016
Chareneé Wade
Red Sea Jazz Festival Jazz Camp
Eilat Israel
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Chareneé Wade
Red Sea Jazz Festival Jazz Camp
Eilat Israel
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Chareneé Wade
Red Sea Jazz Festival Jazz Camp
Eilat Israel
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Chareneé Wade
Red Sea Jazz Festival Jazz Camp
Eilat Israel
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Chareneé Quartet
Jazz in the Valley Festival
Poughkeepsie/NY
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Ladies Sing the Blues: Chareneé Wade/Catherine Russell/Brianna
R& B Festival @ MetroTech Commons
Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Ladies Sing the Blues: Chareneé Wade/Catherine Russell/Brianna
Caramoor Jazz Festival
Katonah/NY
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Chareneé Wade Quartet
Newark Museum Jazz in the Garden Series
Newark/New Jersey
Monday, June 27, 2016
Swing: A Summer Cocktail Party
The Appel Room: Jazz at Lincoln Center
NY, NY
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Charenee Wade and TRanscendance
Ginny's Supperclub
Harlem, NY
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Abrahm.in.Motion w/Chareneé Wade
Festival of Arts and Ideas
New Haven/CT
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Abrahm.in.Motion w/Chareneé Wade
Festival of Arts and Ideas
New Haven/CT
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Abrahm.in.Motion w/Chareneé Wade
Festival of Arts and Ideas
New Haven/CT
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Chareneé Wade Quintet
Discover Jazz Festival
Burlington, VT
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Lynne Arriale/Grace Kelly/Chareneé Wade
Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
Half Moon Bay/CA
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Lynne Arriale/Grace Kelly/Chareneé Wade
Jazz on the Hill
San Jose/CA
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Charenée Wade Quintet
Jacksonville Jazz Festival
Jacksonville/Florida
Friday, May 6, 2016
NCCU Jazz Big Band featuring Charenée Wade
Art of Cool Music Festival
Durham, North Carolina
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Aaron Diehl Quartet w/Charenée Wade
Izzy Asper Jazz
Winnipeg/Manitoba
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Aaron Diehl Quartet w/Charenée Wade
Izzy Asper Jazz
Winnipeg/Manitoba
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Charenée Wade Quartet
Rigas Ritmi Festival
Rigas/Latvia
Friday, April 8, 2016
Charenée Wade Quartet
Rigas Ritmi Festival
Rigas/Latvia
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Charenée Wade Quartet
Rigas Ritmi Jazz Festival
Riga/Latvia
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Chareneé Wade Quartet
Club Unterfahrt
Munich/Germany
Monday, April 4, 2016
Chareneé Wade Quartet
Duc des Lombards
Paris, France
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Chareneé Wade Quartet
Northsea Jazz Club
Amsterdam/The Netherlands
Friday, April 1, 2016
Chareneé Wade Quartet
Jazz Club Hannover
Hannover/Germany
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Chareneé Wade Quartet
A-Trane Jazz Club
Berlin, Germany
Wednesday, March 30 2016
Charenee Wade Quartet
Jazz Club Tonne
Dresden, Germany
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Chareneé Wade Quartet
Jazz Dock
Prague, Czech Republic
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Charenée Wade
DeMiero Jazz Fest
Edmonds, WA
Friday, February 19, 2016
Charenee Wade Quintet
(le) poisson rouge
New York

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Charenee Wade Presents the Gil Scott-Heron Project at the 2015 MDuring 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...VIEW
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,...VIEW
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,...VIEW
Charenee Wade sings "Them There Eyes" with Aaron Diehl Quintet -Charenee Wade sings "Them There Eyes" featuring Dominick Farinacci. Charenee Wade (vocals), Wess Anderson (alto saxophone), Dominick Farinacci (trumpet), Aar...VIEW
VOL. 2; E7 - "If You Could See Me Now" - Johnny O'Neal + ChareneTHAT'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...VIEW
Charenee Wade and Michael Mwenso Discuss Influential Vocalists -Vocalists Michael Mwenso and Charenee Wade talk about the many great singers that inspire them. Learn more at http://academy.jalc.org Charenee Wade - Vocals ...VIEW
EZ Jazz 2015 Promo - YouTubeMusicians performing at the Exit Zero International Jazz Festival Spring Edition 2015. Headliners include Dr. John & the Rebirth Brass Band.VIEW
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Summer Jazz Workshop: The Art of Vocal Improvisation
August 27th, 2pm-4pm
$45 in advanced, $55 at the door
Location: NYC

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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 to info.chareneemusic@gmail.com.