Vocalist Charenee Wade is a 2010 Thelonious Monk Competition finalist. Charenee is from Brooklyn, NY and a graduate of Manhattan School of Music and was selected for the Dianne Reeves Young Artist workshop at Carnegie Hall. She was the 2006 first runner-up in the Jazzmobile vocal competition, and has performed/recorded with Rufus Reid, Bobby Sanabria, Oran Etkin, Robert Glasper, and choreographer Kyle Abraham, among others. She is currently a Professor at Aaron Copland School at Queens College and an Instructor at Jazzmobile. Her 2016 release Offering: The Music of Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson (Motema) is her second record release. More at www.chareneewade.com.