Thomas Wendt

Thomas Wendt has been playing the drums professionally since the age of 14. A graduate of The Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, he has studied with master drummers Roger Humphries, Joe Harris, and Kenny Washington. Thomas maintains a busy freelancing schedule with Pittsburgh’s top jazz artists such as Dwayne Dolphin, Joe Negri, Sean Jones, David Budway, Kenia, the Latin jazz group, Salsamba, and the newly re-formed Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra. He has also played with many visiting international artists like David “Fathead” Newman, Donald Byrd, James Moody, Jimmy Heath, Clark Terry, Benny Golson, Phil Woods, Freddy Cole, Monty Alexander, Bill Watrous, Paquito D’Rivera, Curtis Lundy, Wycliffe Gordon, Ann Hampton Calloway and Javon Jackson. In 2008, Thomas played on the Emmy Award winning soundtrack for the PBS documentary, “Fly Boys” and in 2010 he recorded an album featuring trombonists Jay Ashby and Steve Davis, entitled Mistaken Identity. Thomas has also recorded albums with Gene Ludwig, Sandy Staley, Salsamba, David and Maureen Budway, and Joe Negri. Recently, he has been working with Jazz legend Hubert Laws and has appeared with him at the Litchfield Jazz Festival and the Miami Jazz Festival. In 2013, Thomas performed with pianist Alan Broadbent for the Nyack NY Library Concert Series. Thomas has been on the faculty at the Afro- American Music Institute in Homewood since 1998 and Duquesne University since 2016.
Primary Instrument

Drums

Location

Pittsburgh

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

I am on the faculty of: The Afro-American Music Institute (1998 - present) Duquesne University (2016 - present) West Virginia University (2018) I also teach privately out of my home

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Upcoming Shows

Date Detail Price
May26Sun
Thomas Wendt Trio
Scratch Food And Beverage
Pittsburgh , PA
Jun1Sat
Boilermaker Jazz Band
Swing City Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh , PA
$15
Jun7Fri
Kenia
Pittsburgh International Airport
Pittsburgh, PA
Jun11Tue
Boilermaker Jazz Band
Playhouse Square
Cleveland, OH
Jun20Thu
Boilermaker Jazz Band
Upper St. Clair Library
Upper St., Clair, PA
Jun21Fri
Boilermaker Jazz Band
Enix Brewery
Homestead, PA
$10
Jun28Fri
Thomas Wendt Trio
Wolfie's Pub
Pittsburgh , PA