Mike Wade and the Nasty Nati Band at Wednesdays in the Woods
Tonight’s concert is sponsored by Greendale Avenue.
Come celebrate everything great about summer at our spirited series of 11 free weekly concerts, this week featuring the musical stylings of Mike Wade and the Nasty Nati Band. Good friends, good tunes, good food, good times with a variety of hands-on art making activities for the kids – all at the historic 1911 Burnet Woods bandstand!
- Tonight’s food vendors are Big Dogg BBQ and Meteorite Ice.
- Kindly bring donations of the following items to support our May/June Community Partner: Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Services
- NEW Rain ponchos (adults and kids sizes)
- School supplies and backpacks
- Trash bags
- NEW Kids underwear
- NEW Kids and adult socks
- Shower curtains/liners
- Clothes hangers
About the Band: Mike Wade and the Nasty Nati Brass Band
The Nasty Nati Brass Band (NNBB) came into existence in 2012. Led by Trumpeter Mike Wade the band consist of a 9-member ensemble of brass, saxophones and drums. (2 Trumpets,2 Trombones, 2 Saxophones, Tuba, Drummer, Percussionist)
The band has performed at several venues and events such as the Columbus Jazz Festival, the City of Forest Park Jazz in the Park and the Cincinnati Jazz and BBQ festival, NNBB has performed in venues such as the Greenwich in Cincinnati, the Bop Stop in Cleveland Oh, BluJazz in Akron OH and Blues Alley in Washington DC.
Many of the songs we cover are Jazz, Blues, R&B and Rock where we rearrange the music and orchestrate to give it our own Nasty Nati style. The Nasty Nati Brass Band’s inspiration is from a long tradition of Brass Bands from New Orleans as well as marching bands from historically Black colleges and RB funk Bands such as Earth Wind and Fire, Chuck Brown and others. Expect the music to have flavors of, Latin America, Africa, the Caribbean, the Balkans, and a steady dose of R&B, Rock and Roll and good old soul. And we can play many traditional New Orleans Brass Band music as well as many new modern Brass Band music and of course Spirituals and Hymns for weddings and funerals.