Wells is an active participant in the New York jazz scene, having played with his trio at the legendary Birdland. He has worked with the likes of Idris Muhamed, Jamil Nasser, Adam Nussbaum, Kiyoshi Kitagawa, John Riley, Jay Anderson, and Akira Tana.
As a music director, he has collaborated with Bette Midler. He appeared with her at the now mythic Continental Baths. Additionally he has earned two Gold Records for his songs made famous by Stevie Wonder - "A Place in the Sun" & "Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday".