“The future of vocal jazz innovation is safe in the voice of VINX” – Al Jarreau
“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
VINX is undoubtedly one of the most gifted improvisational vocalists performing today. With songs that range from jazz to funk, bossa nova to blues and back again, each audience takes a world tour with VINX as their private guide. Soaring vocals, intricate layered melodies and grooves, and his primal hand drum holding it all together mark the signature style that makes VINX a stand out. Infused with tastes from around the world, his songwriting is a tour de force combining the best in storytelling with the heart and soul of a true balladeer. Although he is often joined by a range of stunning musicians, he is unique in that his fined tuned composition skills, mastery of in-the-moment vocal looping and razor sharp instincts infuse his solo performance with the lushness of a full symphony orchestra.
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 Downing to The Lion King and Sprite™. He currently teaches at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and Dreamsicle Arts & Entertainment Group is home to his production company, studios and acclaimed workshop series.
Whether solo, in duet/trio/quartet, or leading a full 20 piece big band, VINX is the consummate performer. His career began in what many would consider to be the most challenging of assignments – a multi-year stadium tour as the SOLO opening act for STING! But this proved to be the perfect set-up for VINX and secured his place in the hearts and minds of fans around the world.
Today, VINX regularly performs his ever evolving solo concerts in venues that range from the most intimate clubs to the largest stadiums. When he is able to bring additional guest artists on tour with him, he assembles lineups that speak to the mood of the moment – an innovative jazz trio, romantic voice & piano duets, or an exciting and sophisticated voice and percussion troupe that may even feature a tap dancer.
When he is not performing solo, VINX has been fortunate to be able to collaborate and tour with some of the best musicians in the business: Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Will Calhoun, Reggie Washington, Armand Sabaal Lecco, Alain Mallet, Swiss Chris, Munyungo Jackson, Bill Summers, Angel Figueroa, Mitchell Long, Doug Wimbish, Patrick Dorcean, Cyro Batista, JoJo Mayer, Dave Fiuczynski, Chris Loftlin, Leo Quintero, Joey Heredia, Greg Poree, Keith Jones and many others.