The Atlanta Jazz Festival presents Charenée Wade
Charenée Wade is not one to hold back or let fear stand in her way. She is a notable singer, composer, arranger and educator who received her degree from the Manhattan School of Music
The first artist ever to enter two Thelonious Monk vocal competitions, she walked away from the second one in 2010 with an instant buzz and second place to her new friend Cecile McLorin Salvant. Now is the time for Wade’s star to rise. Known for expert vocal improvisational ability and her seriously swinging groove, Wade evokes a classic jazz sound akin to Betty Carter and Sarah Vaughan, two of her musical touchstones.
Charenée is currently a professor at the Aaron Copland School of Music, City College, and with the Jazzmobile Workshop program. She teaches various workshops and clinics and was an esteemed judge for the 2010 Jazzmobile Vocal Competition, alongside Dr. Billy Taylor and Grady Tate. Charenée performs internationally and graces the stages of the Jazz Gallery, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy Coca Cola’s, the legendary Smalls and the Zinc Bar in NYC. Her debut CD, Love Walked In was released in July 2010.
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