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Will Vinson

Originally from London, Alto Saxophonist/Composer Will Vinson moved to New York City in 1999, and has remained there ever since. Since his arrival, he has appeared and/or recorded with Mike Stern, Ingrid Jensen, Chris Potter, Geoff Keezer, Lage Lund, Ari Hoenig, John Benitez, Seamus Blake, Vincent Herring, Alan Ferber, Victor Lewis, Ron Affif, Aaron Parks, Daphnis Prieto, and many others.

Will is a member of a number of leading New York ensembles, including drummer Ari Hoenig’s Quartet (Will features on Inversations, Ari’s CD on the Dreyfuss label), trombonist Alan Ferber’s nonet (2 CD’s out, Scenes from an Exit Row and The Compass on the Fresh Sound New Talent label), Thelonius Monk Competition winner Lage Lund’s Quintet and Pedro Giraudo’s Mr. Vivo, an Argentine Jazz ensemble with 3 CD’s under it’s belt.

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Spectacular... The thinking man's alto saxophonist” —The Guardian

“Impressive... cooly restrained” —The New York Times

“Secure control and storming energy” —The Guardian

“Combines a thoughtful originality of conception with energy and fluidity of execution in very satisfying proportions” —Jazzwise

“Plays with a relentless force” —All About Jazz

“As mature in conception as in execution” —All About Jazz

“An exciting young altoist” —Time Out

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