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Jazz in March Series: Mike Wade Jazz Mafia

March 12 • 7 - 7PM

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Troy-Hayner Cultural Center
301 West Main Street | Troy, OH 45373

Hayner’s fifth annual Jazz In March concert series will take place in the Ballroom featuring Mike Wade Jazz Mafia. Mike’s trumpet is celebrated as one of Ohio’s finest. He is the founder of at least four bands that speak to as many distinct jazz genres. Mike Wade Quartet is “Straight Ahead Jazz”; Mike Wade and the Mighty Groovers is his “Smooth Jazz” band; Mike Wade & the Nasty NATI Brass Band offers a genre he calls, “New Orleans meets Midwest Funk.” The band that you will find at the Hayner on March 12 is Mike Wade Jazz Mafia. which is his signature “Bop” sound. Bop jazz is dependent upon instrumental virtuosity, lively tempo, complex chord progression and has an improvisational base.