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Wayne Cobham has toured the world playing trumpet with such notable entertainers as Ben E. King, Cameo, The Temptations, Little Anthony and the Imperials, The Four Tops, Ray Charles, Billy Cobham, Taylor Dane, Loredana Berté, Lou Reed, Kool and the Gang, Nancy Wilson, and Denise Williams to name a few.  However, it does not stop there!  His studio credits include Michael Jackson, Pieces of a Dream, Nancy Wilson, Deniece Williams, Patti Austin, and Billy Cobham.  His production credits include Gwen McRae, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Dane, Billy Cobham, and Guy with Teddy Reilly among others.

Over the past five years and until the death of Wilson Pickett in 2006, Wayne was on the road touring with and served as the Musical Director for Wilson Pickett and his band, The Midnight Movers.

Currently, Wayne is working on his own CD, The Best is Yet 2 Come, scheduled for release in 2014

In the late 70’s Wayne found a new love that would bring him parallel acclaim to his prowess with his horn.  Computer programming was in its infancy and Wayne became one of its pioneers. Wayne was a major part of the MIDI revolution, and fostered a productive business as, consultant, clinician, producer, and educator. Using his new-found computer skills, he provided consultation to many well known musicians who wished to incorporate the cutting edge tools of the trade.  His computer skills were utilized over many different genres of music including but not limited to hip hop, R&B, rock and roll, jazz, pop and gospel garnering him 3 Grammys along the way, two for Michael Jackson’s "Dangerous" and "History" albums and as a trumpet player for Deniece Williams.  These acknowledgements led to his membership and voting status with National Association of Recording Arts Sciences.