Wes began playing on the Chicago entertainment scene at the age of 15 with a variety of jazz and rock acts. Shortly thereafter, he received a full scholarship to the University of Illinois at Chicago where he won the prestigious Bar Association Music Award.
During this time, he also had the opportunity to play in the orchestra for the lost Duke Ellington musical, Jump For Joy. Wes played a tenor sax solo for Phil Collins on a tribute record and has also played with the likes of Ziggy Marley, Smashing Pumpkins, and many more. A competent multi-instrumentalist, Wes performs in various capacities including solo vocal/acoustic, blues trio, and jazz quartet.