Over the past 25 years, Wes Inaba has been more than a vocal coach to the hundreds of young people he takes under his wing.  Along with nurturing their talent in all styles, ranging from pop to rock to everything in between, Wes also helps these young people develop character.


In 2007, Wes Inaba formed an artistic pursuit entitled Premiere Entertainment.  The intent of this collaboration was to create a new Academy where Edmonton's rising young song and dance artists would not only continue to develop their art form, but equally as important, would focus on giving their art back to the community.  Premiere students supported non-profit agencies and charities by providing entertainment and raising funds and awareness for a variety of causes.  In doing so, these young artists gained a deeper understanding of the responsibility we all have to give back to our community.



It's about giving back to the community

With a desire to continue to set a new high standard, in 2009 Wes forged a new entity called “Pure Artists”.  The new “Pure” agenda had a clear mandate and set very high standards, which every artist was to commit to.  Along with having a “musical dream”, all “Pure” students must continuously demonstrate self respect through a healthy and clean lifestyle, respect for family, for friends, for school and for their community.   The ultimate goal of Pure Artists is to establish a new benchmark for the stars of tomorrow, one that extends beyond talent... one that creates exceptional role models for those who follow!


Wes has been a vocal coach and show producer/director across Alberta for over 20 years.  As the Owner and Director of Pure Artists, he has worked with hundreds of rising stars including Disney's Sabrina Carpenter and YouTube superstars Madilyn Bailey and Allison Brustofski.  He has also worked with Canadian country sensations Brett Kissel and Tenille.  He has produced numerous productions including the Soaring with Song Benefit Concert at the Winspear Centre in Edmonton on behalf of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation that featured many of David Foster's artists.


Wes has been featured numerous times on CTV Edmonton, CityTV Edmonton, and Global Television.  He has also been highlighted in the Edmonton Journal, Edmonton Sun and Alternative Trends Magazine.


Wes is the recipient of the YMCA Peace Medal Award and in 2013, received the Rotary Capital Region Integrity Award.


With his many years of experience in the music industry, he is pleased to continue to lend his support in supporting future generations of young talented artists.