With an impressive command of his instrument, Wade takes his tightly-knit acoustic trio beyond stereotyped formulas or just simplistic reinterpretations of known songs. Moving Day is a dazzling testament to his evolving artistry, where inventiveness is on full display."
-Jazz Trail 2018
"I was hooked from the start and had to fight the impulse to just hit repeat over and over."
-The Jazz Owl 2018
'Mark Wade’s Moving Day is the perfect blend of exploration, exposition and pure joy of playing."
-The Jazz Page 2018
Voted one of the top bassists of 2018 and 2016 in the prestigious Downbeat Magazine Reader's Poll, Mark Wade has been an active bassist in the New York City area for two decades. (We are awaiting results of Downbeat’s 2019 poll!) His 2015 debut album Event Horizon and 2018 follow up Moving Day were released to international acclaim. He received great critical reviews from domestic and international publications such as Downbeat Magazine, Jazz In Europe, Cadence Magazine, Something Else Reviews, The New York City Jazz Record, All About Jazz and Jazz Life (Japan). Wade has received several features and interviews about his recordings and was commissioned by Downbeat Magazine to write master class articles for its July 2015 and August 2018 issues. Noted UK jazz journalist and author Sammy Stein featured Wade in her 2017 book All That's Jazz. He has been signed by Edition 46 Records in Berlin.
From May 2013 to May 2014, Wade served as an Artist In Residence at Flushing Town Hall and the Mark Wade Trio presented many concerts there. In 2012, he performed with jazz great Jimmy Heath as part of the “Four Black Immortals” East Coast tour. He has worked with notable jazz artists such as James Spaulding, Harry Whitaker, Pete McGuinness, Peter Eldridge, Don Byron, and he appeared on The Today Show with Stacey Kent. He performs regularly with the New York Jazz Repertory Orchestra led by trumpeter Bill Warfield. In 2006 and 2007, he was a featured jazz artist at the Natchez Music Festival. Wade has performed in New York City venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Blue Note, The Iridium, and weekly at Birdland from 1997-1999.
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