Southwest Tennessee Community College

November 19, 2003

Stacey Wade, a Southwest Tennessee Community College music student, will be featured on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" Thursday, November 20, as the keyboard player for Al Green, who has just released a new CD. Wade has studied music theory at Southwest from Lisa Fuller and piano for two years from Dr. Charles Pender.

“He’s very talented and I’m proud of him,” says Dr. Pender. “He’s staying with his classical, traditional training. When he started with me he played by ear. I encouraged him to learn to read music. He’s played with several groups but he’s staying with his classical talent. He’s very dedicated and maturing.”

Southwest, Tennessee’s largest two-year college, serves more than 12,000 students in Memphis, Shelby and Fayette counties, and the Tri-State area.

Southwest, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.