NY-based drummer, composer, and educator Wen-Ting Wu is a diverse artist from Taiwan with a background ranging from jazz to contemporary music. She moved to New York in 2016 and earned her Master of Jazz Performance Degree in Queens College in 2018. Most recently, she has appeared at venues and concert halls including Smalls Jazz Club, Smoke Jazz Club, Minton’s Playhouse, National Sawdust, Rockwood Music Hall, Terraza 7, Shrine, Silvana, Williamsburg Music Center, LeFrak Concert Hall, and Goldstein Theater.
Wen-Ting has performed at festivals both nationally and internationally including the Washington Square Music Festival, CUNY Jazz Festival, the NTCH Summer Jazz Festival (National Theater Concert Hall), Taichung Jazz Festival, Golden Melody Festival, GonGliao Rock Festival, the Wake-Up Music Festival, and the NTU Art Festival in Taiwan.
She has shared the stage with artists such as Frank Lacy, Joel Frahm, Richie Goods, Antoine Drye, Teymur Phell, Stacei Wei, Erena Terakubo, Alex Conde, Jinjoo Yoo and Brandon Douthitt. She was also a member of Golden Melody Award-winning band Chang & Lee and Hello Nico in Taiwan before she moved to New York.
As an advocate for music education, Wen-Ting currently teaches drums at the Joseph Pulitzer Middle School after school program and is an assistant teacher at the National Theater and Concert Hall Jazz camp in Taiwan under the direction of Michael Philip Mossman and Antonio Hart. She also teaches private lessons through out New York City. She has received awards including Discimus ut Serviamus Award and Scholarship and Third Prize in the Taichung Jazz Contest.
Wen-Ting received her B.A at National Chengchi University in Business Administration and M.A. at Queens College, The Aaron Copland School of Music in Jazz performance under Dennis Mackrel.