Wayne Wallace

Thomas A. Laskin Virtual Master Class

Wayne Wallace

November 11 at 7:30 PM | Free & open to the public

We are excited to welcome five-time Grammy nominee, trombonist Wayne Wallace, on Wednesday, November 11 for our first fall master class! Mr. Wallace will work with WCM students before leading the virtual master class on Zoom at 7:30pm!

Mr. Wallace is widely respected as a teacher and historian, and is currently the Professor of Jazz Trombone at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He has conducted lectures, workshops and clinics in the Americas and Europe since 1983. Currently he is a member of the Advisory Committees of the San Jose Jazz Society and the Stanford Jazz Workshop.

As the head of his own record label, Patois Records, Wayne has created a unique company with a passionate mission of developing and chronicling the multi-lingual styles of the San Francisco Bay Area music scene. Patois Records is gaining attention in the industry and internationally. Under his direction the label has released 10 different recordings to critical acclaim.





Wayne Wallace Bio

Meet Wayne Wallace

Mr. Wallace is an accomplished arranger, educator, and composer with compositions for film and television. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, May 29th 1952, at an early age Wayne was exposed to Blues, Country and Western, R&B Jazz and Afro-Caribbean music. The fertile musical environment of the San Francisco Bay Area shaped his career in a unique way. His studies of Afro-Latin music and Jazz have included several trips to Cuba, New York, and Puerto Rico.

Mr. Wallace has performed, recorded and studied with acknowledged masters of the Afro-Latin and Jazz idioms such as Aretha Franklin, Bobby Hutcherson, Earth Wind and Fire, Pete Escovedo, Santana, Julian Priester, Conjunto Libre, Whitney Houston,Tito Puente, Steve Turre, John Lee Hooker, Con-funk-shun, Francisco Aguabella, Manny Oquendo and Libre, Max Roach, the Count Basie Orchestra and Orestes Vilat√≥. This experience has provided a solid foundation for Mr. Wallace’s current explorations of the intersections of diverse cultural styles, and rhythmic concepts.


Go inside of Wayne Wallace’s teaching studio at IU Jacobs School of Music.¬†



The Thomas J. Laskin Memorial

Jazz Master Class Series

The Thomas A. Laskin Memorial Master Class Series provides insights on this uniquely American form with some of the best musicians in the country. Past guests include Grammy-winners Eddie Gomez and Brian Lynch, plus dozens of industry pros.