Press Release - The Nook

Vince Tampio Taps Straight-Ahead Jazz on The Nook

Vince Tampio (pronounced: TAM-pe-oh) self releases The Nook, a full length straight-ahead jazz album. The music harks back to Miles Davis’ first great quintet. John Swana, veteran Philadelphia trumpeter, guest appears on valve trombone. The Nook will be released Tuesday, September 18, 2018.

Vince Tampio (M.Mus.) is a professional trumpeter, arranger, and composer based in Philadelphia, PA. He performs, arranges, and records with the Philadelphia Jazz Project, the York Street Hustle, the John Byrne Band, the Cat’s Pajamas, and You Do You. "His horn croons and wahs with touches of funk or blues, bridging the futuristic digital age with a snazzy sense of classic cool" (Geno Thackara All About Jazz). Tampio is joined on The Nook by John Swana (valve trombone), Brian Blaker (tenor saxophone), John B Hedges (piano), Ben Basile (upright bass), and Charlie Heim (percussion).

The Nook is Vince Tampio’s fifth solo release; his first to use exclusively acoustic instruments. The album features five pieces composed by Tampio. “The Nook” (co-written by Ben Basile) is a raucous blues named for the spandrel at Tattooed Mom Bar, Philadelphia, PA. John Swana guests on “Two Dollar Breakfast Special,” named for a bygone menu item at the Main Street Bistro, New Paltz, NY. Jazz standard “Dear Old Stockholm” is re-arranged to interpolate a number of other jazz standards. All tracks were recorded live at Elm Street Studios, Conshohocken, PA.

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Biography

“Basically he’s the go-to cross-genre horn-blowing utility man of the Philly scene” (John Vettese). Vince Tampio is a professional trumpeter, arranger, composer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Philadelphia, PA. Although firmly rooted in jazz, he is comfortable with a wide variety of genres including rock, soul, funk, folk, classical, and electronic.

Vince’s original music has been described as “a contemporary instance of fusion done right,” and whose “nontraditional instrumentation maintains a spacious environment that proves ideal for a set brimming with imaginative, drawn-out improvisation” (Matthew Aquiline All About Jazz). His next album, The Nook, is a full length straight-ahead jazz album featuring John Swana. The music harks back to Miles Davis' first great quintet. The Nook was preceded by Sound Plan (2017), Live at PafA (2017), Syzygy (2014), and Syzygy: Remix (2014). Vince is currently self producing three more solo albums. One unreleased composition was recently featured in The Philadelphia Real Book Volume 1.

Vince has appeared as a side man on 30+ albums. He is the trumpeter and arranger with the York Street Hustle, the John Byrne Band, the Cat’s Pajamas, and You Do You. Vince founded the Philly Phatness horn section, which has recorded with regional, national, and international artists, and on film soundtracks. "His horn croons and wahs with touches of funk or blues, bridging the futuristic digital age with a snazzy sense of classic cool" (Geno Thackara All About Jazz). Vince also writes and arranges for the Uptown String Band, a member of the Philadelphia Mummers String Band Association.

Vince earned the Masters of Music degree in Jazz Performance from the University of the Arts; and earned the Bachelor of Science in Music degree concentrating in Jazz Studies and Theory & Composition from the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz. He studied trumpet under John Swana, Rebecca Coupe Franks, and John Maguda, and studied composition under Don Glanden, Evan Solot, John B Hedges, and Vinnie Martucci.

Fast becoming a sought after trumpeter and arranger, Vince continually pursues work performing, arranging, composing, teaching and recording original music.

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Discography (Solo Albums)

The Nook (9/18/2018) - A full length straight-ahead jazz album featuring John Swana.

The Nook (9/18/2018) - A full length straight-ahead jazz album featuring John Swana.

Sound Plan (11/7/2017) - An instrumental jazz album that incorporates Psychedelic Rock and Electronic Dance Music (EDM) while juxtaposing acoustic tones with synthesized breadth.

Sound Plan (11/7/2017) - An instrumental jazz album that incorporates Psychedelic Rock and Electronic Dance Music (EDM) while juxtaposing acoustic tones with synthesized breadth.

Live at PafA (1/24/2017) - A live, improvised conversation between traditional jazz instruments and non-western instruments including Eastern European percussion and the Indian drone instrument held in place by funk bass.

Live at PafA (1/24/2017) - A live, improvised conversation between traditional jazz instruments and non-western instruments including Eastern European percussion and the Indian drone instrument held in place by funk bass.

A Duo Tribute To Frank Sinatra (11/24/2015) - Jazz arrangements for trumpet and electric bass duo based on classic standards as performed by Frank Sinatra.

A Duo Tribute To Frank Sinatra (11/24/2015) - Jazz arrangements for trumpet and electric bass duo based on classic standards as performed by Frank Sinatra.

Syzygy: Remix (11/11/2014) - A collection of music based on the album, SYZYGY, featuring a range of instrumental musical styles including dub reggae, ambient, trance, avant garde, and funk.

Syzygy: Remix (11/11/2014) - A collection of music based on the album, SYZYGY, featuring a range of instrumental musical styles including dub reggae, ambient, trance, avant garde, and funk.

Syzygy (1/14/2014) - An instrumental concept album that draws from rock, jazz, and world music styles.

Syzygy (1/14/2014) - An instrumental concept album that draws from rock, jazz, and world music styles.

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Quotes

"Tampio’s trumpet playing bounce[s] between classic jazz and a looser free jazz." (John Vettese WXPN's The Key)

"Vince Tampio proves himself a very creative composer. I look forward to hearing more from this upcoming composer & instrumentalist." (Fred "Rock Steady Freddie" Reiter New York Ska Jazz Ensemble)

"Live at PafA skillfully straddles the border dividing orthodoxy and unconventionality and, more importantly, validates that old, time-honored axiom declaring jazz as a universal language." (Matthew Aquiline All About Jazz)

"Vince plays his horn with creative passion and soul, his tone is very open and full these two combined make him one of the leading up and coming young jazz trumpet players of today." (Rebecca Coupe Franks Trumpeter)

"I've had the great pleasure of working with Vince as an arranger and writer. His music explores many styles and directions, and is always well crafted. He has an original and distinctive voice as a player, an arranger, and a writer. Such dedicated talent deserves to be heard, and I'm sure we'll be hearing a lot from Vince in the future." (Vinnie Martucci Pianist/Composer)

Press

6 May 2018 - All About Jazz "Vince Tampio: Sound Plan"
28 April 2018 - Sound Chaser "Sound Chaser #113"
25 April 2018 - Soul and Jazz and Funk "It's A Sound Plan"
17 April 2018 - Psychedelic Jukebox "Freshly Squeezed New Music 2018"
11 April 2018 - Fuzzy Sun "Uivo Zebra/Radio Déserte/Vince Tampio"
11 April 2018 - Neon Jazz "536th Show"
2 April 2018 - Michael's Jazz Blog "Vince Tampio: Sound Plan"
26 March 2018 - Music Springs "Sound Plan"
15 November 2017 - The BobCast "BOBCAST 147 - Vince Tampio"
30 July 2017 - Philadelphia Jazz Project "HotHouse At PAFA Mixtape"
01 May 2017 - The Key "Download The Key Studio Sessions Volume 19..."
19 April 2017 - The Key "The Key Studio Sessions: Vince Tampio Quintet"
3 March 2017 - Philadelphia Jazz Project "Vince Tampio's New CD Project - Live at PafA"
21 February 2017 - All About Jazz "Vince Tampio: Live at PafA"
24 January 2017 - Jazz News "Vince Tampio Fuses Jazz With World Music for Live at PafA"
17 November 2014 - Music CD Records "SYZYGY REMIX - Tides (Tucci Remix)"
10 November 2014 - Guitar Master Videos "SYZYGY REMIX - Basuke' (Vince Tampio Remix)"
28 October 2014 - Kingston Music Reviews "Vince Tampio’s Sophomore Solo Album: SYZYGY REMIX Set to Release November 11"
10 July 2011 - Dunkirk Observer  "Just Between Us"
26 December 2010 - Dunkirk Observer "Silver Creek Graduate Making A Name for Himself in Music"
01 May 2009 - New Paltz Oracle "Tampio Brings Up the Tempo"