Trumpets Jazz Club
6 Depot Square
Montclair, NJ 07042
$20 pp advanced tickets $25 pp at door $12 pp minimum
2 Sets: 8 p.m & 10 p.m. $20 pp music charge online advance purchase $25 pp at door $12 pp minimum
“Alternately described as jazz, world music and soul, Vinx’s music is a uniquely compelling blend of rich vocal melodies and harmonies supported and propelled by sophisticatedly primal hand percussion that connects with audiences the world over.” ~ Drumhead Magazine
VINX is undoubtedly one of the most gifted improvisational vocalists performing today. With style that ranges from jazz to funk, bossa nova to blues and back again, audiences are hooked from the start. The combination of soaring vocals, intricate layered melodies and grooves, and that primal hand drum holding it all together makes VINX a stand out among worldclass vocalists.
Although he is often joined by a range of stunning musicians, he is unique in that his fined tuned composition skills and razor sharp instincts make his solo performance feel like a full concert orchestra. But don’t be fooled by the force of his talent, his aim is to make it feel good and groove! VINX has recorded and toured with some of the music industry’s greatest icons: Stevie Wonder, Sting, Herbie Hancock, Sheryl Crow, Branford Marsalis, Ernie Watts, Taj Mahal, Ricki Lee Jones, Darius Rucker, Vance Gilbert, Cassandra Wilson, Brenda Russell, Cher and numerous others. His songwriting credits are a long list ranging from Tom Jones and Will Dowining to The Lion King and Sprite™. He currently teaches at the Berklee College of Music and Dreamsicle Arts & Entertainment Group is home to his production company and acclaimed workshop series. “The future of vocal jazz is safe in the hands of VINX” – Al Jarreau “A powerful effortless tunesmith and a vocalist of uncommon subtlety and understanding.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer “His baritone voice swooping and soaring through melodies had me open mouthed, gaping in that telling combination of wonder and envy that great artists sometimes provoke” – STING “VINX is the gift you give to someone you really care about” – Stevie Wonder