Vince T. is a young Jazz improviser, arranger, and composer. Over the past 14+ years he studied Jazz trumpet with Rebecca Coupe Franks and John Swana; arranging with Vincent Martucci and Evan Solot; and composition with John B Hedges and Don Glanden. Vince holds a duel Bachelors of Music degree in Jazz Studies and Theory & Composition from the State University of New York at New Paltz, and holds a Masters in Music degree in Jazz Studies from the University of the Arts.
Vince teaches improvisation privately and he actively improvises through multiple genres including: Jazz, Latin, Fusion, R&B, Free Jazz, and Indie Rock. He is a founding member of the Jazz/Rock Fusion ensemble Quatrane; in which he is the featured soloist and serves as chief arranger/composer. Vince also arranges brass for Indie Rock bands: Conversations With Enemies and Fairweather Friends.
As a composer, Vince writes music in assorted styles. Within the Jazz idiom, he has composed hundreds of unique charts. Resulting orchestrations call for various instrumentations ranging from duo to Big Band. Vince most often writes for Jazz quartet settings, mainly performed live by Quatrane. He also writes Contemporary Classical music for a number of instrumentations. Strati atmosferici – Five Movements for Contemporary Orchestra, was debuted in December, 2010. Vince currently pursues freelance work in the music industry; he continually performs, arranges, and composes original music.
Vince's teaching experience begins his Junior year High School, where he taught trumpet lessons and master classes. Throughout undergrad, Vince conducted various private lessons on trumpet, guitar, composition, and improvisation to elementary and college level students. Currently, he interns with the director of the trumpet department, Dennis Wasko, at the University of the Arts. Vince teaches one-on-one undergraduate trumpet students in improvisation and sight reading. He also observes freshman theory courses.
While finishing his Masters of Music in Philadelphia, he continually composes and performs original music. Regardless the genre, Vince is a performer and composer/arranger worth your attention.
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