Newsletter - Winter 2020

Season's Greetings!


I hope all of you have been staying healthy, safe, and warm (as Philly's first snow storm of the season ensues)...


...and just in time! Tomorrow night World Cafe Live presents their WCL House Concert Series featuring York Street Hustle! The band will premiere songs recorded in isolation as a virtual performance. We'll be joined by solo sets by YSH's current singer Ryan Williams, and former singer Aaron Parnell Brown. Tune in Friday as WCL features the John Byrne Band; for which I handled all the audio post production (in addition to my usual musician duties). 


These intimate livestream concerts will premiere on WCL's YouTube channel. WCL House Concerts are FREE to watch, but we hope you'll consider making a donation to support independent live music. Click, "Buy Tickets" to RSVP for a reminder email with the stream link, where you can also make an optional donation of any amount.  All donations will be split between the artist and World Cafe Live's Year-End Homecoming Drive


My latest album, Adult Children, has been getting around! Check out what some have said about it: 

"Vince Tampio has a way of constructing lyrical, hummable lead lines. The South American-style percussion boogies nicely right alongside it." (Alt77 Alternative Music Blog)

"Suitable for any corner of the planet, it's an ever-funky block party that intends to keep grooving until sunrise and beyond." (All About Jazz)

"It’s a restless beast of an album that prowls the borderlands between jazz and rock – in a good way." (London Jazz News)

Adult Children is available to download wherever you get your music, and it's available for purchase as CD at my Store page. 


I've been keeping busy this year. With live performances temporarily on hiatus, I've pivoted to other creative outlets including arranging, audio production, and teaching. If you or anybody you know would be interested in taking online lessons with me, please reach out. I primarily teach various levels of trumpet and music theory. Check out my Teaching page for more subjects and info. 


Lastly, I would like to share with you a Yule Log video I made for Season's Greetings. Think of it as a simple video of a roaring file set to the holiday album Ben Basile and I released in 2018. 



Stay safe, healthy, and warm.


- VT

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