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Red Velvet Media talk's to Wayne Cobham. After more than 35 years as an entertainer Wayne Cobham still derives the pleasure from performing. Wayne has been playing trumpet since his early childhood. His career began in the drum and bugle corps of New York. He was hooked on the trumpet for life. All the while Wayne was building a strong following as a highly respected trumpet player. 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. He provided consultation to many musicians who wished to incorporate the cutting edge tools of the trade. His computer skills were utilized over many different genres of music hip hop, R&B, rock and roll, jazz, pop and gospel garnering him 2 Grammys along the way. These acknowledgements led to his membership and voting status with NARAS. Additionally, he was in high demand as a performer and has toured the world playing trumpet with such 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. His studio credits are Michael Jackson, Pieces of a Dream, Nancy Wilson, Denise Williams, Patti Austin, and Billy Cobham. His production credits include Gwen McRae, 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 , Wayne was on the road touring with and served as the Musical Director for Wilson Pickett and his band, The Midnight Movers. Now he has partnered with brotha.deep to collaborate on some new music. Wayne is working on his own CD,The Best is Yet 2 Come, scheduled for release in 2010

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