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Newsletter - The Nook Release 

I am proud to announce that The Nook is officially released! 

The Nook is a full length instrumental straight-ahead jazz album. The music harks back to Miles Davis’ first great quintet. John Swana, veteran Philadelphia trumpeter, guest appears on valve trombone.

"[Vince's] 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). I am 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 my fifth solo release; his first to use exclusively acoustic instruments. The album features five pieces composed by me. “The Nook” (co-written with 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 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.

Celebrate The Nook with me at the release show: Wednesday, October 3, 8:00pm-midnight at Chris's Jazz Cafe. Hear cuts from this album as well as music from my previous albums and select jazz standards. I'll be joined on stage by Hiruy (Henry) Tirfe (tenor saxophone, Julian Hartwell (piano), Ben Basile (upright bass), and Charlie Heim (percussion).

I hope you enjoy The Nook and look forward to seeing you at the release show!

VT

Newsletter - August 31  

Happy final day of August!

 

It feels Philadelphia witnessed three seasons in August: Spring, Summer, Fall, Summer again, then Spring again. It's hardly been a month since my last newsletter, but it feels much longer. 

 

The Philly Tribute to Amy Winehouse traveled to The Fillmore Silver Spring, Maryland. Their house was packed with a 500+ audience reliving Amy's musical legacy; sure affirmation that the band was expertly enthralled. Next week, Thursday, September 6 we return to Philly at Union Transfer. Celebrate the brilliance of Amy Winehouse’s seminal album, Back to Black as well as songs from Frank and elsewhere. Our 5-piece rhythm section, 3-piece horn section, and 6 singers range from jazz, soul, folk, theatre, neo-soul, folk, rock, and motown players from bands including York Street Hustle, Red 40 & The Last Groovement, and You Do You. Tickets available here.

 

My next album, The Nook, will be will be released on Tuesday, September 18, 2018! The Nook is a full length straight-ahead jazz album that harks back to Miles Davis' first great quintet. John Swana, veteran Philadelphia trumpeter, guest appears on valve trombone. Preview a couple tracks at my website. If you like what you hear, the full album is available for pre-sale at bandcamp. Want to hear it live? The release show is confirmed for Wednesday, October 3 at Chris' Jazz Cafe. Mark your calendars; more info coming soon. 

 

Nearly two years ago I gathered the Philly Phatness horn section to record horns for Mitski. Her recent album, Be The Cowboy, was finally released August 17. It's received widespread critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, and The New York Times among others. I play trumpet and mellophone on "Why Didn't You Stop Me?" "A Pearl," Remember My Name," and "Me & My Husband." The horns are masterly folded into the songs' arrangements; blink and you might miss them. 

 

September's schedule features a smattering of public performances with the John Byrne Band and You Do You. Both of which are producing new material for eventual album releases. I'm staying busy; you stay tuned!

 

VT

 

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Newsletter - July 27  

Happy Apogee Moon!

 

An apogee moon is the point at which the moon is farthest from the Earth on its elliptical orbit. Although the astronomical calendar is still on schedule, my show tomorrow is not. Due to a number of factors, I regret to inform that Saturday's house concert is cancelled. However, the venue and I are in the process of rescheduling the event. 

 

In other news, I am proud to announce that my next album will be released on Tuesday, September 18, 2018! The Nook is 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 rest of the band consists of Brian Blaker (tenor saxophone), John B Hedges (piano), Ben Basile (upright bass), and Charlie Heim (percussion). 

 

The Nook is my fifth solo release; the first to use exclusively acoustic instruments. I wrote five of the album's features original compositions. "The Nook" (co-written with 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 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. 

 

You can preview a couple tracks on my website. If you like what you hear, The Nook is available for pre-sale at bandcamp. I'm in the process of booking a release show for September, so stay tuned!

 

VT

 

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Newsletter - House Concert July 28 

Please join me for Sunset Cocktails and Moonlit Jazz with The Vince Tampio Ensemble; Saturday, July 28, 2018!



The evening’s music will serve as the soundtrack to the emerging night sky which should clearly feature a handful of planets including Mars, Jupiter and Saturn as well as a 98% waning moon in apogee. Moonrise is 9:00pm at which time we will premier my new psychedelic jazz composition, “Apogee Moon”, written specifically for this event. The piece is primarily improvised ambient jazz representing the Zodiac constellations. Following “Apogee Moon” will be a short break and another set of Psychedelic Jazz (with maybe a little danceable Sinatra at the tail end). 

 

My ensemble is:
Vince Tampio - trumpet, synthesizer
Drew Parker - guitar
Dan Finn- keyboard
Ben Basile - bass
Ben Diamond - percussion



This is an evening of music not to be missed: cocktails, sunset, music, moonrise, wine, decadent desserts…and psychedelic jazz. Bring your friends.


“Apogee Moon” premiere and more with The Vince Tampio Ensemble
Saturday, July 28, 2018
7:30 pm Cocktails with appetizer/small plate-style potluck dinner with the sunset
9:00 pm Music with the moonrise
Address: 514 Ballytore Road, Wynnewood, PA

 

Important info:

Donation for the Artist: $15 per adult or what you can. Your entire donation goes to the musicians who deeply appreciate your generosity. Please bring food and/or drink to share, ready to be served, being sure to label your serving dish and utensils. Identify the ingredients. NO peanuts. If it’s gluten free, let us know so our gluten sensitive friends can enjoy with abandon.Feel free to bring bathing suits and towels. The pool and hot tub will be open all evening. Bijou events are rain or shine.

 

Please contact me or Janet Schreiner to RSVP or for further details; hope you can attend this performance!

Newsletter - June 12 

Hello Summer, 

 

I just returned from the John Byrne Band's Summer 2018 Mid-West Tour. We drove through 10 states making it as far west as the Rocky Mountains. It's the farthest west I've even been. Every night we played a different venue. It was fun and at the same time I'm glad to be back in Philly. The John Byrne Band plays a few Philly area gigs later in June including:

June 23 - Havertown Irish Festival at Manoa Shopping Center, Philadelphia, PA
June 24 - Philadelphia Irish Festival at Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, PA
June 29 - World Cafe Live (downstairs), Philadelphia, PA

 

While I was away, I received news of some current and upcoming albums on which I was involved. Last year's Kitten Kaboodle album with the Cat's Pajamas won a 2018 Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award and the NAPPA and Hot Diggity awards.  Shawn Kilroy released Barron Von Coffin on which I played trumpet for "Dreadlock Housepainter." Incidentally, Shawn released another E.P. in November 2017 on which I played trumpet for "Don't Let Anybody Talk You Into Being Somebody" from Cheap Sneakers

I appeared on the Blair Brothers' remix of "Heartless" on The Sharpest Blade Remixed originally by Viro the Virus. My old college pal Adir L.C. is preparing to drop a new album in July on which I recorded a stable of horns. Mitski announced her next album Be the Cowboy for release August 17 on which I played trumpet and mellophone. 

 

July features two live performances by York Street Hustle. Join Philly's Premier 1960's Motown/Soul Band for a late night summer party Saturday, July 7 @9:00PM at La Peg at Fringe Arts (140 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA)! EVENT The following evening, Sunday, July 8 @6:00PM, we're playing the Concerts Under the Stars concert series in King of Prussia, PA. The concert will be held rain or shine at the Township Building Park. In the instance of inclement weather, the concert will be moved indoors. 

 

I'll be performing with my own band Saturday, July 28 at a house concert (514 Ballytore Road, Wynnewood, PA). The evening's music serves as the soundtrack to the emerging night sky. The night sky should clearly feature a handful of planets including Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, as well as a 98% luminous waning moon in apogee. Sunset is 8:18pm; moonrise is 9:00pm, during which we premier the new composition "Apogee Moon" written specifically for this event. The piece is primarily improvised ambient jazz representing the Zodiac constellations. Following "Apogee Moon" will be a set of Psychedelic Jazz. The band features me (trumpet, synthesizer), Drew Parker (guitar), Dan Finn (keyboard), Ben Basile (bass), and Ben Diamond (percussion). Contact me or Janet Schreiner for further details. 

 

Looking forward to seeing you at the upcoming shows!