Jerome Dawson has been known to bring the crowd to its feet. Jerome Dawson’s love for David Sanborn, Marcus Miller, Gearald Albright, Eugh Groove, Paul Hardcastle, the late Wayman Tisdale, Art Porter and Grover Washington, Jr. fuels his desire to play an upbeat, contemporary, smooth style with an R & B funk attitude. This has driven the creation of Wazabe Blue, an eclectic mix of smooth jazz that has something to offer music lovers of every kind.
Wazabe Blue has in its band, bassist Gordon Costa, a native New Jersean who studied trombone before getting hooked on funk bass driven jazz. He often went home and played bass for hours, until his knuckles bled. He simply duct taped his knuckles and played on.
Mix in Keyboardist Wayne Thames, a San Diegan, moved by many kinds of music who has played with The Blues Brothers and Road Runners to name a few. Studying the likes of Herbie Hancock, Ramsey Lewis and Joe Sample, has inspired him in jazz.
Add Jazz drummer, Mike McGhee, who is truly recognized as not just a drummer, but a jazz drummer with undeniable musical talent that keeps Wazabe Blue groov’n. Look for hot Wazabe Blue smooth jazz shows in your area!