Biography

“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.

Vince has appeared as a side man on 30+ albums. He is the trumpeter and arranger with the York Street Hustle, the John Byrne Band, the Cat’s Pajamas, and You Do You. Vince founded the Philly Phatness horn section, which has recorded with regional, national, and international artists, and on film soundtracks. Vince also writes and arranges for the Uptown String Band, a member of the Philadelphia Mummers String Band Association.

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 under John Swana, Rebecca Coupe Franks, and John Maguda, and studied composition under Don Glanden, Evan Solot, John B Hedges, and Vinnie Martucci.

Fast becoming a sought after trumpeter and arranger, Vince continually pursues work performing, arranging, composing, teaching and recording original music.

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Press Release - Sound Plan

Vince Tampio Fuses Jazz with Psychedelic Rock & EDM for SOUND PLAN

Vince Tampio self releases Sound Plan, a full length instrumental Jazz album. The music combines Jazz with Psychedelic Rock and Electronic Dance Music (EDM). Sound Plan is set to release Tuesday, November 7, 2017. The album release show will be on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at World Café Live (upstairs).

Vince Tampio (M.Mus.) is a professional trumpeter, arranger, composer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Philadelphia, PA. He performs and arranges with the Philadelphia Jazz Project, the York Street Hustle, the John Byrne Band, and Red 40 & the Last Groovement. “Basically he’s the go-to cross-genre horn-blowing utility man of the Philly scene” (John Vettese).

Sound Plan features performances by Vince Tampio on trumpet, synthesizer, acoustic guitar, electric bass, and percussion, Ben Diamond (Red 40 & the Last Groovement) on percussion, and <radioaddict> on programmed drums. In addition to performing, Vince composed, engineered, and produced all six tracks featured on Sound Plan.

‘Slimery,’ ‘Afternoon,’ and ‘The Phantom Sweet Potato’ follow more traditional Jazz forms while ‘Sonic Ember’ and ‘L.T.’ are long form sonic explorations. Sound Plan juxtaposes acoustic tones with synthesized breadth to achieve an atmosphere inside which the listener can imagine themselves. ­­­

Discography (Solo Albums)

Sound Plan (11/7/2017) - An instrumental jazz album that incorporates Psychedelic Rock and Electronic Dance Music (EDM) while juxtaposing acoustic tones with synthesized breadth.

Sound Plan (11/7/2017) - An instrumental jazz album that incorporates Psychedelic Rock and Electronic Dance Music (EDM) while juxtaposing acoustic tones with synthesized breadth.

Live at PafA (1/24/2017) - A live, improvised conversation between traditional jazz instruments and non-western instruments including Eastern European percussion and the Indian drone instrument held in place by funk bass.

Live at PafA (1/24/2017) - A live, improvised conversation between traditional jazz instruments and non-western instruments including Eastern European percussion and the Indian drone instrument held in place by funk bass.

A Duo Tribute To Frank Sinatra (11/24/2015) - Jazz arrangements for trumpet and electric bass duo based on classic standards as performed by Frank Sinatra.

A Duo Tribute To Frank Sinatra (11/24/2015) - Jazz arrangements for trumpet and electric bass duo based on classic standards as performed by Frank Sinatra.

Syzygy: Remix (11/11/2014) - A collection of music based on the album, SYZYGY, featuring a range of instrumental musical styles including dub reggae, ambient, trance, avant garde, and funk.

Syzygy: Remix (11/11/2014) - A collection of music based on the album, SYZYGY, featuring a range of instrumental musical styles including dub reggae, ambient, trance, avant garde, and funk.

Syzygy (1/14/2014) - An instrumental concept album that draws from rock, jazz, and world music styles.

Syzygy (1/14/2014) - An instrumental concept album that draws from rock, jazz, and world music styles.

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Quotes

"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. His music explores many styles and directions, and is always well crafted. He has an original and distinctive voice as a player, an arranger, and a writer. Such dedicated talent deserves to be heard, and I'm sure we'll be hearing a lot from Vince in the future." (Vinnie Martucci Pianist/Composer)

Press

30 July 2017 - Philadelphia Jazz Project "HotHouse At PAFA Mixtape"
01 May 2017 - The Key "Download The Key Studio Sessions Volume 19..."
19 April 2017 - The Key "The Key Studio Sessions: Vince Tampio Quintet"
3 March 2017 - Philadelphia Jazz Project "Vince Tampio's New CD Project - Live at PafA"
21 February 2017 - All About Jazz "Vince Tampio: Live at PafA"
24 January 2017 - Jazz News "Vince Tampio Fuses Jazz With World Music for Live at PafA"
17 November 2014 - Music CD Records "SYZYGY REMIX - Tides (Tucci Remix)"
10 November 2014 - Guitar Master Videos "SYZYGY REMIX - Basuke' (Vince Tampio Remix)"
28 October 2014 - Kingston Music Reviews "Vince Tampio’s Sophomore Solo Album: SYZYGY REMIX Set to Release November 11"
10 July 2011 - Dunkirk Observer  "Just Between Us"
26 December 2010 - Dunkirk Observer "Silver Creek Graduate Making A Name for Himself in Music"
01 May 2009 - New Paltz Oracle "Tampio Brings Up the Tempo"