Vinnie V. Music

Vinnie V.

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Joined May 5 2011
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Sacramento, CA
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                                       Vinnie V. born in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico

Moved to Sacramento, California with his parents and sister, months

Before his 2nd birthday. 

He began learning Saxophone in the 8th-grade and continued his

musical education while performing  in S.Y.B. (Sacramento Youth 

Band),Stage Band, Jazz Band , John F. Kennedy Marching Band , 

Concert Band ,Theater/Orchestra , California State Ensemble Directed 

by Carmen Dragon (Acclaimed Conductor, Composer, and Arranger ), 

eventually Instructing music theory Classes , teaching private 

music lessons, and conducting jazz band as a teacher's aid

Until, graduating High School at 17 years old. 

At that time, Vinnie received a Scholarship from The Sacramento 

Jazz Society, The Louis Armstrong Jazz Award and

Was awarded "Most Outstanding Mexican American" In his graduating class.


         In 1983 Vinnie attended S.C.C and studied under, Dr. Jack Weaton 

(Professor at Dick Grove School of Music), Boyd Phelps (Lead Alto 

Saxophonist for Stan Kenton Orchestra ),and has since rubbed elbows 

or performed with musicians and/or groups such as:


Count Basie / Band Leader / Music Legend

Grover Washington Jr. / Saxophonist / Composer

Kenny G. / Saxophonist / Composer

Jessica Williams / Pianist / Composer

Bill Withers / Singer / Songwriter

Vince Welnick / Keyboardist Extraordinaire

Al Hirt / Iconic Trumpeter

Derrick D.O.A. Allen / Producer /Bassist / Songwriter

Bobby G. / Guitarist / Entertainer

David "DMAN" Repace /Producer /Composer / Keyboardist

Richie Cole  / Jazz Saxophonist

O'Dell Ross / Studio Guitarist

Bob Clements / Singer / Composer / Arranger

Jimmy Pailor / Blues Guitarist

Alex Lopez / Composer / Band Leader 



Kool and The Gang

The Whispers 


Vinnie V. and The Groove

Little Dominic & The Deuces

Alex Lopez and The Musicians

Hip Service

Mahogany Dream

Los Elegantes



G.F.O. Tribute Band


Soul Purpose

Joe Mama Band

TV40 Band

Wild Hare Band


Bob Anderson Jazz Quartet

And much more.................................

In 2002 Vinnie V. graduated from S.C.C. with an Associate Of Arts in Music

Performance and a Minor in Computer Information Science.

Vinnie V. is a member of BMI. and Released his debut Album in

1992 entitled "Not Lately" he has continued to Compose,

Record, Arrange, and Perform his love "Music" forward to this day !

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