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“Basically he’s the go-to cross-genre horn-blowing utility man of the Philly scene” (John Vettese, WXPN’s The Key). Vince Tampio is a professional musician, arranger, composer, producer, engineer, and teacher 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 Aquilin, All About Jazz). His latest album, Adult Children (2020), is a full length instrumental jazz album informed by Hard Bop and inspired by Highlife. “[Vince has] an approach that is more soulful, yet laid back in a way. The influence of Latin music adds more fuel to the fire.” (Homer Jackson, Philadelphia Jazz Project). Adult Children is preceded by Tides (2019), The Nook (2018), and Sound Plan (2017).

Vince has contributed to 75+ music and film productions; view his partial discography and filmography. He arranges for and frequently performs with York Street Hustle (trumpet), You Do You (trumpet), and the John Byrne Band (trumpet, banjo). Vince founded the Philly Phatness horn section, which has recorded with regional, national, and international artists. He also serves as Musical Director and bassist with Phloyd – A Pink Floyd Tribute. “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).

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“However much he may genre-hop, use exotic instruments or play with sound processing, those aren’t just gimmicks and his playing can stand on its own in a fine style. So too does his composing.” (Geno Thackara, All About Jazz)

“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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Primary Instrument

Trumpet

Location

Philadelphia

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Credentials/Background

Vince privately teaches trumpet, guitar, electric bass guitar, arranging, composition, music theory, ear training, and improvisation to students of all ages and levels. 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 through undergraduate and graduate school with Rebecca Coupe Franks, Dennis Wasko, and John Swana

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Album Adult Children by Vince Tampio

Adult Children

Self Produced
2020

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Album Tides by Vince Tampio

Tides

Self Produced
2019

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Album The Nook by Vince Tampio

The Nook

Self Produced
2018

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Album Season's Greetings by Vince Tampio

Season's Greetings

Self Produced
2018

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Album Live at PafA by Vince Tampio

Live at PafA

Self Produced
2017

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Album Sound Plan by Vince Tampio

Sound Plan

Self Produced
2017

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