There are fine lines between confidence and arrogance and humility and self-doubt. Wade Baker is nowhere near either line. His confidence is as boundless as his musical talent, and yet he takes neither his abilities nor his place in the Cincinnati scene for granted.
Although Baker nabbed his first CEA nomination in the Jazz category, he's a pervasive presence throughout Cincinnati’s music scene. In addition to playing trumpet with a rotating cast of Jazz luminaries in the Wade Baker Jazz Collaboration, he's toured with Hip Hop/Jazz/Jam locals Eclipse, provided bass for Blues cat Jon Justice for the past three years and has a regular gig with the veteran Blue Birds Big Band. And that’s just a partial list.
Baker plays the Blue Wisp Jazz Club Thursday and Stanley's Pub every Monday. Read Brian Baker's full interview with Baker and get show details here.