Vinnie Cutro

CD RELEASE
“THE MUSIC OF DUKE ELLINGTON & BILLY STRAYHORN”
Vinnie Cutro Trio
Vinnie Cutro -Trumpet
Mitch Schechter-Piano
Rick Crane-Bass
CDs available : www.cdbaby.com/cd/vinniecutro5
During the past 30 years Vinnie Cutro has performed with noted jazz greats such as HORACE SILVER, BUDDY RICH and LIONEL HAMPTON.He has traveled extensively throughout the world appearing at jazz festivals and concerts in Europe,Japan, Africa,Canada,South America and the U.S.A..
As a member of the Lionel Hampton Quintet,he performed guest appearances with various symphonic orchestras in the U.S.A such as the Colombus Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the Omaha Symphony.
Vinnie Cutro ,born in New Jersey in 1953,received his formal musical training throughout the years and continued his education at New Jersey University where he received his B.A in Music Education.Then his working education began as a freelance musician in the New York Area.He later continued his education at New York University where he received his Masters in Jazz Performance.There he furthered his studies in jazz composition,classical studies,jazz arranging and counterpoint with Dr. Tom Boras and Jim McNeely.
As a member of the Lionel Hampton Quartet,he performed guest appearances with various symphonic orchestras in the U.S.A. such as the Columbus Symphony Orchestra,Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the Omaha Symphony.
His first CD release as a leader(Blues for the Optimist;West Side Records 1995) featured jazz artists such as Bob Mintzer,Jim McNeely,Victor Jones,and Mike Richmond.This CD contains 7 original compositions by the leader plus two new arrangements of John Coltrane’s Giant Steps and Naima.
His second CD release featuring Mike Stern(guitar), Bob Farrel (trombone), Martin Wind (bass),Sarah Jane Cion (piano),Victor Jones (drums)and Mitch Schechter (piano) Is called “ABBERATION”
Vinnie Cutro -Trumpet
Billy Hart-Drums
Bob Ferrel-Trombone
Mark Minchello- Organ