Eddie Henderson feat. FAATs…(Famous African American Trumpet Stylists) Quartet…
Eddie Henderson…The Doctor is In Tonight!
An American jazz trumpet, fluegelhorn player, and medical doctor influenced by Booker Little, Clifford Brown, Woody Shaw and Miles Davis. His first lesson on the horn and mouthpiece of Louis Armstrong. In the 70’s he was part of Mwandish group of Herbie Hancock. In February 2015 he released “Collective Portrait.” A faculty member of Julliard since 2007 and Associate Professor of Trumpet at Oberlin Conservatory in 2014.
Mike Wade….Trumpet Player & Band Director
Mike Wade, currently the Band Director at Withrow High School, began his journey with the trumpet during his preteen years. While a student at The Duke Ellington School of Arts in Washington DC, he received a National Symphony Scholarship to study with Symphony Trumpeters. Following a year at Howard University, he completed his musical education with a bachelor’s degree in Music Educationat Central State University. Professionally, Wade has been prolific in performing, recording, composing, producing and arranging. He has recorded three CD’s: “Standard Time”, “The Broach Approach”. “Reality”. He has performed and/or recorded with an all-star list of musicians, including David ‘Fathead’ Newman, Clark Terry, Mulgrew Miller, Steve Wilson, Othello Molineaux, Don Braden, Bootsy Collins, Earth Wind and Fire, The O’Jays, Teddy Pendergrass, and the Go Go group Experience Unlimited (EU).
Dennis Reynolds….Trumpet Player & Music Educator
Artistic director of Jazz Heritage Orchestra, former lead trumpet player with the Count Basie band and the Clark Terry Big Band, and former member of the Lionel Hampton Orchestra. He has performed with such stars as Dizz Gillespie, Patti Austin, Rosemary Clooney and Ella Fitzgerald. He resides in Warren, OH and is the former director of Oberlin Jazz Ensemble.
Jazz trumpeter, Derrick Gardner, inspired by the finest hard-blowing funky bop bands of the 1960’s, is working to extend that great tradition as a composer, arranger, performer, leader and educator.
Upon arriving on the New York jazz scene in 1991 he began a top-flight career that has taken him around the world performing internationally with the Count Basie Orchestra, (1991-present), Frank Fosters Loud Minority Band, Harry Connick Jr.s Big Band, The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and Swiss tenor player Roman Schwallers European Sextet, the late Dizzy Gillespie, Nancy Wilson, Tony Bennett, Joe Williams, and Clark Terry just to name a few. He formed his own sextet, The Jazz Prophets, in 1991 and they received the „Best Jazz Album of the Year award by the Independent Music Awards.