Born in Bethesda, Maryland, Wes Greer began playing drums at the age of ten and studied rudimental snare drum. His passion for music led him to playing drumset, where he focused on different styles including rock, jazz, latin, and funk.
He pursued a degree in jazz studies at West Virginia University, where he had the opportunity to play in small jazz combos, the WVU big band, concert band, and world music ensembles including: Brazilian, Gamelan, Taiko, African drum and dance, and percussion ensembles. He instructed and performed at the 2017 Newport Jazz Camp, and performed at the 2018 Thailand International Jazz Conference under the direction of Jared Sims.
Since moving to Louisville, Kentucky in 2019, Wes worked with the Louisville Leopard Percussionists for two years, arranging music and teaching ensembles.
In 2020, Wes started Manimal Music LLC, which allowed him to open his own private teaching studio where he teaches drum lessons, piano lessons, and percussion lessons. His background in jazz and world music gives him a deep understanding of various styles, and allows him to break down even the hardest of grooves so that the novice musician can understand them.
While he enjoys teaching, you can also find Wes playing in local bands around Louisville. He has recorded and performed with Honeymack, and is currently playing with the Ruen Brothers on their Ten Paces tour.