In recent years, Wertico has continued to tour and perform around the world, as well as around the Chicago metropolitan area, where he is based.
He has also been a prolific recording artist, being featured on numerous CDs and DVDs.
The 2013 Wertico Cain & Gray recording, entitled Sound Portraits, won "Best Live Performance Album" in the 13th Annual Independent Music Awards (2014).
Drummer and Professor of Jazz
at Roosevelt University