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Percussion Performance

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Vincent Ector hails from the musical city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he attended the University of Pennsylvania. Trained in Music beginning at age nine through GAMP, a music magnet school in Philadelphia that also enabled him to study at Temple University while still a junior high school student. He then began studying privately with drummers such as, Mickey Roker, Ralph Peterson Jr., and Armand Santarelli, as well as performing for six years as a percussionist with the United States Army Band.

Education

William Paterson University BM Music Management/Jazz Performance

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1990 - 1992

United States Army Bandsman 1985 - 1991

United States Army School of Music O.J.T. Program, Fort Bliss, Texas. 1985

Recordings

As a Leader:

Vince Ector “Organatomy” American Showplace Records (Sept. 2013 JazzTimes Magazine “Indie Must-Have”) 2013

Vince Ector “Renewal of the Spirit”, Mambo Maniacs Records, 2005

Vince Ector “Rhythm Master”, Blues Leaf Records, 2003

(All 3 releases produced by Grammy winning producer Jack Kreisberg)

As a Sideman:

Giacomo Gates “What Time Is It” Savant Records, 2017

Stafford Hunter “Continuum” Independent, 2017

Bruce Williams “Private Thoughts” Passin’ Thru Records 2016

Amos Hoffman “Back to the City” Amos Hoffman Records, 2015

Giacomo Gates “Milestones”, Savant Records, 2013 (4 weeks as #1 on JazzWeek airplay chart)

Lou Pallo/Les Paul’s Trio “Thank You Les” Showplace Music Productions, (“Thank You Les” is also a PBS documentary) 2012

Reuben Wilson Trio “Revisited” Ash Records, 2011

Performance Highlights

Jazz Middleheim International Jazz Festival 2017 (As a member of NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston’s African Rhythms Sextet)

Daegu International Jazz Festival 2016 (As a member of The Antonio Hart Quintet)

Caramoor /Jazz at Lincoln Center Festival 2015 (As a member of The Orrin Evans Quartet)

The Detroit Jazz Festival 2014 (As a member of NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston’s African Rhythms Sextet)

Exit O Jazz Festival Cape May, NJ (As a Member of The Captain Black Big Band, 2013 Downbeat Magazine Rising Star Big Band)

Lincoln Center Out Of Doors

First Annual United Nations Jazz Festival

Hennesey Cognac-National Public Radio New Years Eve Jazz Coast to Coast Radio Broadcast

Panasonic Village Jazz Festival                                                                

Pori Jazz Festival Pori, Finland

Jazz Set with Branford Marsailis/Dee Dee Bridgewater on NPR Radio   

WBGO-FM 88.3 Children’s Concert Series

The Vince Ector Ensemble “What is Jazz? A Multicultural Experience” 2008,2012,2015

The Kennedy CenterThe Gloria Lynne Quartet, Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival, Washington, DC.