Chris Lee and Shao Way Wu perform at Vino Veritas
Shao Way Wu is a freelance jazz bassist and Portland resident who grew up in Hong Kong. He moved to and the Bay Area in 1971 at the age of fifteen. Shao Way has business degree with an art minor University of San Francisco.
As a composer, vibraphonist and drummer Chris Lee brings a distinct perspective to his music. He attended Marylhurst College and Portland State University, where he was a member of the percussion ensemble under the direction of Tomas Svoboda. He also attended the Ornette Coleman's Creative Music Studios, where he studied with Karl Berger and Jack DeJohnette on vibes and drums, respectively and the Cornish Institute with Sam Rivers and Dave Holland. In addition to having performed and recorded his own music he has worked as a drummer with such diverse artists as Joe Henderson, Lew Tabackin, Fred Hersch, Kenny Werner, Ron Miles, Sheila Jordan, Gary Peacock, Julian Priester, Mose Allison, John Handy, Ernie Watts, Dave Stryker, Ernestine Anderson, David "Fathead" Newman, George Cables, David Friesen, Leni Stern, Nguyen Lee, Sonny Simmons, Plas Johnson and others. As a teacher, Chris has taught privately for over 30 years and was on the faculty of the University of Oregon, Lewis & Clark College, and Naropa University as well as numerous master classes at many colleges and universities.
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