Biography

Wendy’s Influences

Her primary musical influence was her father, who played trumpet and sang. His influences became hers: Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Bix Beiderbecke, Cannonball Adderley, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. Wendy was also influenced by the popular…

Ensembles

Wendy Waller and Her Fine Band (original compositions) Wendy Waller and the Natural Wonders Wendy Waller Jazz Quintet, Quartet, Trio and Duo (standard jazz repertoire and esoteric gems) Lead Vocalist, The Duo (guitar/vocal duo) Lead Vocalist, Kambuwa (jazz quintet) Vocalist…

Academic Ensemble Experience

San Jose State University: “Jazz Singers” directed by Michael West New England Conservatory of Music: “Jazz Improvisation Combo” directed by Mick Goodrick and “Concert Choir” directed by Lorna Cooke-DeVaron Tanglewood Institute of Music: “Young Vocalist Choir”