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Vince Tampio

“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). His latest album, Sound Plan, is an instrumental jazz album that incorporates Psychedelic Rock and Electronic Dance Music (EDM) while juxtaposing acoustic tones with synthesized breadth. Sound Plan was preceded by 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.

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“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

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Vince Tampio has been an educator in the field of music for nearly a decade. During high school, Vince gave master classes as the trumpet instructor at Silver Creek Central School. While pursuing his Masters of Music at the University of the Arts, He served as the trumpet department intern responsible for teaching private trumpet lessons, preparing transcriptions, and proctoring music theory exams. Additionally, Vince was a teaching assistant for the Freshman Jazz Improvisation class

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