VINCENT CUTRO

VINCENT C.

West Milford, NJ
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Trumpet

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Professional Musician /Educator with the following experience;
Educator:
* Instrumental Music Teacher – (New Jersey Public School System (25 years)
* Private Music lessons (classical -jazz improvisation) :
for : Beginners -Intermediate- Advanced Students
* Seton Hall University ,Nj- Jazz Faculty Guest Artist
* New Jersey Youth Symphony,NJ -- Jazz Ensemble - Staff Clinician
* Stevens Institute of Technology ,NJ Clinician/Trumpet
* Jazz Vermont /Jazz camp for Adults - Staff Clinician /Guest Artist
* New York University, NY - Adjunct Trumpet Teacher
* AdjudIcator- West Milford ,NJ - Middle School Jazz Festival 2018
* Guest Artist /Appearances with NY/NJ High Schools
Performance
* International Jazz Artist:
* Cds available on the internet
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VINCENT delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
1980

Professional Musician /Educator with the following experience;
Educator:
* Instrumental Music Teacher (Grades K-8)
(New Jersey Public School System )------ (25 years)
* Private Music lessons (classical -jazz improvisation)
for : Beginners -Intermediate- Advanced Students
* Seton Hall University ,Nj- Jazz Faculty Guest Artist
* New Jersey Youth Symphony,NJ -- Jazz Ensemble - Staff Clinician
* Stevens Institute of Technology ,NJ Clinician/Trumpet
* Jazz Vermont /Jazz camp for Adults - Staff Clinician /Guest Artist
* New York University, NY - Adjunct Trumpet Teacher
* AdjudIcator- West Milford ,NJ - Middle School Jazz Festival 2018
* Guest Artist /Appearances with NY/NJ High Schools
Performance
* International Jazz Artist (info on website)
* Cds available on internet
* Music Videos on internet

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Experience

International Jazz Artist
Jan 1980 - Present
Royal Music Ensembles

Performance Bio

During the past 40 years Vinnie 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 Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the Omaha Symphony and performed at The White House .
As a freelance musician, he has performed with artists such as : Blood Sweat And Tears, Ron Carter Big Band, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Barry Manilow, The Nelson Riddle Orchestra, The Mel Lewis Orchestra, Mel Torme, Jimmy McGriff, The Machito Orchestra, Renaissance , Xavier Cugot Orchestra,The Temptations ,The Four Tops,The Rascals and Studio Recording sessions for Music Artist and Corporate Advertisement/ Commercials.

American Federation of Musicians Member of (Local 802 NYC)

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Jazz Artist / Composer

His most recent CD release as a leader (The Music Of Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn) contains 10 classic compositions by Ellington & Strayhorn.
Cd’s available @ www.vinniecutro.com or www.cdbaby.com

Vinnie is currently performing original compositions with his ensemble
VINNIE CUTRO & NEW YORK CITY SOUNDSCAPE in the tri-state area.

Cd’s available @ Website: www.vinniecutro.com

Music Videos: available on You Tube (Vinnie Cutro)

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Education

Master of Arts (Jazz performance)
Jan 2000 - Jun 2005
New York University

Languages

English
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

New Jersey Teaching Certificate (Music Education Grades **K-12)
Jun 1977
New Jersey State Board of of Education

New Jersey Teaching Certificate (Music Education Grades **K-12)
Instrumental Music / Vocal Music / General Music

Affiliations

American Federation of Musicians
Feb 1982

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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6 Reviews

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wayne Aug 15, 2019
Trumpet · Online

I have been taking online trumpet lessons with Vinnie for years now. I have also studied in person with Vinnie, and played in Vinnie's band. I feel so lucky to be able to take lessons from one of the best trumpet players in the world. Vinnie has helped me progress in many areas including jazz improvisation. Vinnie has a warm personality and is very patient. In my 50 years of playing trumpet, Vinnie is by far the best teacher I have ever had. Vinnie plays so well, and performs in so many places all over the world, I can't even begin to describe his personal talent. However, on a personal level, he is easy to relate to and study with. Wayne Lee, Judge Los Angeles

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Peter Aug 13, 2019
Trumpet · Online

I have known Vinnie for 35 years in the world of music. He is a colleague that I hold in the highest regard. I have had the great pleasure of performing alongside him in a number of different situations. As a sideman we have performed music on an extremely high level, everything from Jazz Standards, originals, to Weather Report etc. Vinnie's abilities as trumpeter and educator are tremendous, world class all across the board. He is great reader and his improvisation is of the highest order, creative, inventive, with thematic development and harmonic depth in the single line.

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Erick Aug 9, 2019
Trumpet · In studio

I have known, performed with, and taught with Vincent for over thirty years. I am a professional trombonist and the Performing Arts Chair at Saddle River Day School. I ran an Arts-In-Education band that performed big band jazz at schools in the NYC area for over twelve years, and Vincent was a band member. Vincent is one of the world's greatest trumpet players and jazz improvisers, and he is an excellent communicator. I have watched Vincent teach countless times, and he loves working with young people and passing along his craft and experience. He has a very warm personality and a great sense of humor. I perform regularly with Vincent in a variety of world-class ensembles, and just standing next to him on the band-stand is like taking a lesson!

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Dee Aug 8, 2019
Trumpet · In studio

My name is Dee. I have been a middle school band teacher in the Clarkstown School District for over 20 years. I play trumpet in a local concert band and jazz big band each week. I have taken trumpet lessons with Vincent for a year and a half. Through his instruction and encouragement I have made great strides in my technical abilities, range and endurance. I appreciate the well prepared insights and materials he has for me at each lesson, whether it is written material, or "youtube" video insights he has researched and thought helpful. I am very impressed with his musicianship when he models, plays duets, and performs for me. His trumpet performing is wide ranging and always of the highest caliber, whether live, or in recording. As a teacher Vinnie always shows sincerity and humility which puts his students at ease and in a great place to learn.

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Bob Aug 8, 2019
Trumpet ·

With over 25 years of experience as an elementary school band director, Vincent works well with students of all ages from beginners to professional levels. I studied Jazz improv with Vincent for many years. He has a vast knowledge of music theory (melodic and harmonic concepts).

Vincent is one of the top Jazz Trumpeter’s in the world. He is a virtuoso Jazz soloist and a very strong lead Trumpeter as well. He is also well versed in the world of classical music. Vincent toured worldwide with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra, Buddy Rich Big Band, and Horace Silver. Vincent is currently touring with Renaissance (a progressive rock band), and frequently plays in horn sections for a multitude of rock bands. He is one of the most consistent and reliable musicians I’ve ever known.

Vincent is a very reputable musician with a great sense of humor. He plays with so many different bands and always bringing his incredible playing level to every gig. Vincent has recorded and produced several of his own CDs as a leader, and has performed on many recordings for several decades. With this vast background Vincent, he is able to teach various genres (jazz improvisation, rock, classical, and Brazilian concepts).

I strongly recommend Vincent as an instructor for “Take Lessons”. Don’t miss this opportunity to study with this incredible musician!
Review by Trombonist, Bob Ferrel, a professional musician for 40+ years.

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Mitch Aug 6, 2019
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I have known Vinnie Cutro for 40 years professionally and as a friend.
Vinnie is one of the finest trumpet players internationally.
I have participated in the capacity as both pianist and arranger on 3 of Vinnie’s CD recording projects. Each of those experiences brought me into some of the highest level musical fields over the course of my time as a professional musician. Both playing wise and Musically. speaking. I say that having had the opportunity to play with so many truly great musicians over my lifetime.
As person , Vinnie gets 5 stars!
Mitch Schechter, pianist, composer, arranger and educator.

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