wen mew was first exposed to Bird, Desmond while in high school in Alameda, California. He subsequently studied with Dr. Bill Bell at the College of Alameda. Bell was the former musical director for Carmen and Nancy Wilson. He also played with CANNONBALL and toured with BENNY CARTER.
Wen later moved to Chicago and jammed with the likes of ELDEE YOUNG AND VON FREEMAN.
Wen's returned to sunny Santa Monica where he's formed a duo with Actress-Vocalist JODY MORTARA, and co leads the wen-bud quintet with flugelhornist BUDDY BAILEY.