Live Music with H. Wade Johnson & Pride Ensamble
Join us here at the BCBCC for a live music event with the fabulous H. Wade Johnson on August 6th at 7pm.
H. Wade Johnson is an educator, performer, music arranger and clinician and a native of McClellanville, South Carolina
Professor H. Wade Johnson is currently the Director of Bands at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina and traveled Internationally performing with Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker and Pee Wee Ellis, better known as the original “JB’s” (James Brown Band) and with his own bands “USSENSE” and “PRIDE” Ensemble.
H. Wade Johnson has also performed with the late “DIZZY” Gillespie (his musical idol) Wynton and Ellis Marsalis, Joe Sample, Max Roach, Kenny Burrell, Martha Reeves, Maxine Nightingale, The Spinners, The Temptations, The Hawkins Family, Dorinda Clark Cole and Marvin Sapp.
Mr. Johnson has performed professionally with Lou Rawls, The Temptations, Frank Foster (Conductor and Lead Saxophonist of the Count Basie Orchestra), Joe Sample (keyboardist and founder of “The Jazz Crusaders”), Fred Wesley (former leader of the James Brown Band), Marvin Sapp, and Dorinda Clark Cole.
Mr. Johnson has received numerous awards including the Thomas A. Dorsey Competition Award, The Conductors Ward, and he was the First Inductee into The South Carolina State University Jazz Hall of Fame.