May, 2002: released first major album—“Memories of the Future.”
July, 2003: second major album—the critically acclaimed “Shanghai Red.”
2003: played Japanese national anthem for season baseball opener at Seibu Stadium; performed for first time on NHK (many performances since).
2004: performed with Ryuichi Sakamoto; recorded hit album based on music of Burt Bacharach.
2005: recorded music for Suntory oolong tea commercial (“Changing Partners” by Patti Page).
2006: released “Nomad”—a concept album featuring a variety of music from around the world.
2007: recorded theme music for NHK TV show, “Darwin”; recorded with Kenny G and performed as guest with Kenny G at Kenny G’s Tokyo concert; released “China Blue” album, winner of Adlib Award.
2008: released “Tears” album, focusing on classical pieces.
2009: performed with other world-renowned erhu players at an erhu “summit” in Tokyo; recorded theme music for “Jin,” a TBS drama series; recorded music for “Doraemon” movie and “Sengoku BASARA” video game.
2010: released “Back to the…” album; performed at Shanghai World Expo.
2011: continues, as a modern erhu pioneer, to explore the potential of the erhu far beyond its traditional scope, collaborating with Japanese and international artists.
Ms. Wuu continues her a busy performance schedule in Japan, including dates at some of Japan’s foremost jazzhouse venues, such as Tokyo’s Sweet Basil and the Osaka and Nagoya Blue Notes. In addition to her own performances, she has had live and television appearances with some of Japan’s and the world’s leading and best-known jazz musicians, including Ryuichi Sakamoto and Kenny G.
Performance in USA
On March 29th,2007 Wei Wei Wuu made her first live appearance in Los Angeles – at The Baked Potato – with a performance including original cuts and interpretations from “Nomad,” her 4th solo album (released in January) on the Warner Japan label.
Joining her were LA musicians :
- Ryo Okumoto –keyboard (played with Phil Collins, Eric Clapton;member,Spock’s Beard)
- Mike Miller –guitar (played with Frank Zappa, Chick Corea)
- Nick D’Virgilio –drums(played with Genesis, Tears for Fear;member,Spock’s Beard)
- Mark London –bass