Born in California, and raised in Texas, Wes Case picked up the guitar at 12 and has since been captivating audiences of all generations. Upon graduating from UNT’s jazz program in 2015, he began performing and traveling throughout Latin America, studying Uruguay’s folk music Candombe in Montevideo, Quechua (an Andean language) while in Peru, as well the rich world of rhythm and guitar with Filó Machado(of Djavan) in Brazil. He recorded and released his debut album during a trip back home in 2018. | Now re-established in Texas, he has become an active educator, bandleader, and among the most in-demand guitarists. With a profound respect for musical traditions of a wide variety, he is very encouraging to students’ exploration of the styles and repertoires of their interests as well as coaxing their creative side to assimilate those influences in their own way via a path of either improvising or composing, per the students' preference. | Musical expression can be a small, concrete way of being kind to yourself, and Wes believes that beyond being a source of endless wonder, music provides us invaluable training for creative problem-solving and emotional development.