vinniev103
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SEEKING

Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Lead Guitar, Vocalist - Alto, Upright bass.

ABOUT

Brought up in Sacramento, CA., Vinnie V. began learning Saxophone in the 8th grade. Vinnie played alto sax through high school graduating with a scholarship from "The Sacramento Jazz Society" and "The Louis Armstrong Jazz Award" Vinnie V. also received the award for "Most Outstanding Mexican-American" in his graduating class.
In 1983 Vinnie V. studied under, Dr. Jack Wheaton (Professor at Dick Grove School of Music), and Boyd Phelps (Lead Alto Saxophonist for Stan Kenton Band), and has rubbed elbows with musicians or groups such as; Count Basie, Grover Washington Jr. , Bill Withers, Collage, Con Funk Shun, Robert Brookins and The Tubes.
Vinnie V. has performed alongside or with The Whispers, Al Hurt, Richie Cole, , Kenny G., Jessica Williams ,Kool & The Gang, Mahogany Dream, Derick D.O.A. Allen (Bassist for Janet Jackson), DMAN (Keyboardist for Bobby Brown), Dennis Austin(Musical Director for Bobby Brown), Bobby G. (Guitarist for Earth Wind & Fire) , Alex Lopez (Guitarist for Julio Iglesias), Michael Samuels (Drummer for Sly & The Family Stone) Wild Hair, Spectrum, Bob Clements, Tom Peron, Interplay,
Suenos, and many others...
In 2002 Vinnie V. graduated from S.C.C. with an Associate of Arts in Music Performance and a Minor in Computer Information Science. Vinnie V. is a member of BMI, and released his debut Album in 1992 entitled "Not Lately" he has continued to compose, record, arrange, and perform his love "Music" forward to this day!
Vinnie V. is by classification an “Indie Artist”. Vinnie performs locally with his group "Vinnie V. & The Groove"

Screen name:
vinniev103
Member since:
Sep 19 2014
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Grover Washington Jr., Jeff Lober, Stanley Turrentine, John Klemmer,Tom Scott, Bob James, Stan Getz, Steven Ray Vaughn, Parliament Funkadelics, James Brown, The Reddings, John Williams, Boyd Phelps, David Repace, Nick Angiulo, "Bob Moog" for his key role in helping introduce the synthesizer to "Music”, The Swing Era and The birth of Bebop, Rock & Roll and Music from The 1980's !

Instrument experience:

Saxophone:
Expert
Keyboard:
Advanced
Piano:
Moderate
Vocalist:
Intermediate
Vocalist - Tenor:
Intermediate
Background Singer:
Intermediate
Flute:
Intermediate
Bass Guitar:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

*Details provided when necessary*

MUSIC