Wade Baker represents the best possible confluence of Jazz potential in a single player. He possesses the energetic passion expected of his youthful years and he plays with the intuition, skill and maturity of someone who has lived three times as long and seen 10 times as much. In just over a year, Baker and his Jazz Collective have become exciting and innovative fixtures of Cincinnati’s music scene with their singular vision of traditional Jazz fused with Funk, Hip Hop and Rock, defying convention and creating a groove that measures up to the legendary standards associated with the best that this city has ever offered. Wade Baker just might be the future of Cincinnati Jazz.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Jazz with an attitude and and the skills to pay the bills. (Brian Baker)