Vinnie Cutro - Trumpet***Educator***Composer

During the past 40 years Vinnie Cutro 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 Colombus Symphony Orchestra,Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the Omaha Symphony. As a freelance musician,he has had the opportunity to work with artists such as : Aretha Franklin The Nelson Riddle Orchestra Mike Stern Billy Hart Jerry Bergonzi Bob Mintzer Ray Charles Blood Sweat And Tears Jim McNeely Mike Richmond Jay Anderson Arturo O'Farrel Orchestra The Mel Lewis Orchestra Jimmy McGriff Machito Orchestra Xavier Cugot Orchestra Mel Torme Bernard Perde Barry Manilow The Four Tops The Temptations Al Kooper Donald Fagen Diane Moser's - Jazz Composers Orchestra The Spirit Of Life Ensemble Mike Treni - Jazz Composers' Workshop Orchestra Mark Egan Mike Longo Orchestra

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Vinnie Cutro ,born in New Jersey in 1953,received his formal musical training throughout the years and continued his education at New Jersey University where he received his B.A in Music Education.Then his working education began as a freelance musician in the New York Area.He later continued his education at New York University where he received his Masters in Jazz Performance.There he furthered his studies in jazz composition,classical studies,jazz arranging and counterpoint with Dr. Tom Boras and Jim McNeely. The festival appearances include locations : Pori Jazz Festival (Finland) North Sea Festival (Holland) Capital Jazz Festival (England) Weisen Jazz Festival (Austria) La Grande Parade du Jazz (France) Perugia Jazz Festival (Italy) Lugano Jazz Festival (Italy) Skepsholmen Festival (Sweden) Lugano Jazz Festival (Switzerland) Cascais (Portugal) Tabarka Jazz Festival (Tuniesia) Playboy Jazz Festival (U.S.A.) Kool Jazz Festival (U.S.A.) Newport Jazz Festival (U.S.A.) Chicago Jazz Festival (U.S.A.) The White House (U.S.A) The United States Embassy (Brazil) As a member of the Lionel Hampton Quartet,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. Vinnie Cutro's current CD release featuring Mitch Schechter is entitled "The Music Of Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn........available at www.cdbaby.com His first CD release as a leader(Blues for the Optimist;West Side Records 1995) featured jazz artists such as Bob Mintzer,Jim McNeely,Victor Jones,and Mike Richmond.This CD contains 7 original compositions by the leader plus two new arrangements of John Coltrane's Giant Steps and Naima. (available at www.cdbaby.com) His second CD release featuring Mike Stern(guitar), Bob Farrel (trombone), Martin Wind (bass),Sarah Jane Cion (piano),Victor Jones (drums)and Mitch Schechter (piano) Is called "ABBERATION" ......available at www.cdbaby.com Vinnie Cutro is currently performing in the New York area with his new ensemble which is called VINNIE CUTRO & NEW YORK CITY SOUNDSCAPE.A cd (featuring Jerry Bergonzi (tenor saxophone),Billy Hart (drums), Bob Farrel (trombone), Charles Blenzig (piano),Jay Anderson (bass), and Mitch Schechter (piano) ) is called "SAKURA" and is also available at www.cdbaby.com 

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EDUCATOR

BA Music Education

New Jersey City University

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MA Arts

New York University

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Adjunct Trumpet Teacher

New York University

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Stevens Institute of Technology

Jazz Ensemble Clinician

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General Music Teacher

JerseyCity Public School System

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Instrumental Music Teacher

Hackensack Public School System

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Jazz Trumpet Guest Artist

Seton Hall University

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New Jersey Youth Jazz Orchestra

Staff Member/ Guest Soloist

2015-2018

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GUEST SOLOIST /STAFF CLINICIAN

JazzVermont Camp/Jazz Festival

Killington,Vermont

2007 - 2017

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JazzCamp/Jazz Festival  

Rhode Island

2014-2017

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Guest Soloist/Staff Clinician

Bergen Catholic Highschool Jazzband ---Trumpets Jazz Club Montclair.NJ 2009 2017

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Hanover Park High School

Jazz Ensemble

Hanover Park,NJ Mr. Dave Martin,Director 2008

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Bergen Catholic High School Soloist

2017-2017

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Rockland Youth Jazz Ensemble

Guest Soloist

2007- 2017

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Bergen Catholic Highschool Jazz Ensemble

Trumpets Jazz Club Montclair,NJ 3/1/07

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Rockland Youth Jazz Ensemble

Riverspace Arts Center

Nyack,NY

2/25/07

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Rockland Youth Jazz Ensemble Congers,NY 1/30/07

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Wall Township High School

Jazz Ensemble

Wall Township,NJ

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Scotchplains / Fanwood Highschool

Jazz Ensemble Scotchplains,NJ

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Morristown Highschool / Middleschool

Jazz Ensemble Morristown,NJ

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Randolph Highschool ,NJ

Jazz Band  

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Bergen Catholic Highschool

Jazz Ensemble Oradell.NJ

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Hanover Park High School

Jazz Ensemble

Hanover Park,NJ

Mr. Dave Martin,Director 1998

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Rockland Youth Ensemble Congers,NY

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Whippany High school Jazz Ensemble Whippany,NJ

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Randolph Highschool Jazz Ensemble Randolph,NJ

 

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LESSONS / PRIVATE INSTRUCTIONS/SKYPE

Classical Sudies Techniques in the development of :

* Tone

* Lip Flexibility

* Tongue Techniques

* Upper Register Development

* Finger flexibility

* Interpretation

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Jazz Improvisation --Study the Systematic approach to Jazz Improvisation

* Chord Studies

* Scale Application

* Patterns

* Transcribed Solos

* Jazz Standards

* Blues Study

* Rhythm/Space

* Jazz Improvisation Concepts

* Jazz Styles

* Practice techniques/concepts

* Intervalic Study

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DISCOGRAPHY

 

DISCOGRAPHY (as a leader)

The Music Of Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn

Vinnie Cutro

Royal Music Ensembles Records

CD RME82007

2010

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Sakura

Vinnie Cutro & New York City Soundscape

Royal Music Ensembles Records

CD RME72307

2008

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Aberration

Vinnie Cutro & New York City Soundscape

Twinz Records CD394

1999

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Blues For The Optimist

Vinnie Cutro Quintet

Royal Music Ensembles

RME82593

1994

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Paradise

Vinnie Cutro & New Horizon

Green Pepper Junction

CDA 4444 01 2004

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DISCOGRAPHY (as a sideman) 

 

Jazztopian Dream

Bob Ferrel

Bob Ferrel Music BFM 004

2017

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You Better Watch Out

The Mike Treni Big Band

2017

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Soul To Soul

Mike Di Lorenzo

Keep The Groove 04161

2016

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O Holy Night

Marty Rotella

Stewardship Records

2016

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Down With The Flippy Floppies

Chris Nicolosi 

Nicolosi Music

2016

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Bring It Back

Mike Di Lorenzo

Keep The Groove Records

2011 

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A Place I've Never Been 

The Richard Sorce Project

Sorce Tones Music

2014

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Duets

Terry Silverlight

Silverlight Music

2014

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Swinging By The Sea

The Orchestra of St. Peter By the Sea

The Cecelia Foundation, Inc

2014

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Funk Meets Jazz

Mike Longo

Consolidated Artist Productions

2013

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The Real Deal Big Band

Willy Dalton

Secondstep Music  SS 2021

2012

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My Favorites

Steve Salerno

stevesalernojazz

2012

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Fresh Heat

The Jens Wendelboe Big Band

Rosa CD#7

2011

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More For More

Aivar Vassiljev Trio Featuring the New York Horns

AV Records   AVR-005

2011    

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Boys Night Out

Mike Treni Big Band

The Bell production Company

2011

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I Have Dreamed

Carol Vasquez

CVM 1001

2011

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Inspirations Big Crazy Energy New York Band - Vol.1

Rosa Records CD-6

2009

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Turnaround Jazz Composers Workshop Orchestra

The Bell Production Company

2009

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Unity

Jazz Composers Workshop Orchestra

The Bell Production Company

2009

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Planet Jazz

The Spirit Of Life Ensemble

RUP 100-15

2009

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America - Land Of Opportunity

Mike Treni

The Bell Production Company

2009

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Steppin' Out

Eugene Pitts

IP11 Hourihan Productions II

2009

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Soulcentric

E. Bland Reel Music

2008

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Dangerous Mood

Suede

Easily Suede Music ES1005

2008

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Resonance Karl Latham Quartet

Dropzone Records

DZJ200701

2007

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Waiting For Love

Gerard Chiusano & Mary Hochman

CD#20558

2007

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The Age of Imagination Quartet

Scenario / JPN /

CD No.070314HH005

2007

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Last Years Waltz

The Dalton Gang

Second Step Music

ssm#1126

2006

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Beginning To see The Light

Jane Stuart

Jane Stuart Music JSM001

2006

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That Healin' Feelin'

Spirit of Life Ensemble

RUP100-14

2006

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Guy's Song

Guy Ventura

La Vie En Rose #2906

2006

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Urbanized

Mike Di Lorenzo

www.KEEP theGROOVE #50105

2005

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Gradie Stone Live

Gradie Stone

Niki Records

2005

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Sueno En Ti

Soul Creations-Deepagrooves

Empire Musicwerks Catalog No.: 450748 2005

Deepagrooves Records Dep G005

2005

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Cutro's Lounge

Deepagrooves Records

2005

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A Little Oasis

Spirit of Life Ensemble

Cristal Records CD04-23

2004

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Soul Searching

Joe Kurasz

Ren Music Inc 

2004

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One Rose,One Heart

Marty Rotella Rotella Productions

2004

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The Sky's The Limit

The Dynamic Superiors

P-Vine/Josrac

2003

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Singin' With The Big Bands

Barry Manilow

Record Label:Arista Records (USA) Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra/Rosemary Clooney

10/11/1994

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Maranatha

Gerard Chiusano

OCP Productions 11924

2003

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Just For Tonight

The Dalton Gang

Second Step Music

SSM110

2002

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Live au Duc

Spirit of Life Ensemble

Rise Up Productions

RUP100-12

2002

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Voices from My Heart

Julian Hernendez

Groove Scape Records

GRS1001

2002

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Visions

Michael Cochrane

St. Pauls Jazz Initiative

2002

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Face to Face

Bob Ferrel-Ted Curson

Twinz Records Twinz-003

2001

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Liquid Blue

Rosine Katan

Liquid Blue Music

LBM1

1998

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In The Spirit Of The Moment

Hanover Park Jazz Ensemble

TD22401

1998

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Thanks For The Memories

"Mr. Soul"

Dennis Alston Ray

DAR Records DAR818

1995

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Bon Voyage

Bob Ferrel Quintet

BFM Productions

BFM002

1998

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Time Tunnel

Bob Ferrel Quintet

BFM-001

1996

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All Saints Hotel

Joe Camilleri

Head Records

1996

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Miami Shadows

The Dalton Gang

Second Step Music

ssm 1118

1995

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Rhythms

The Dalton Gang

Second Step Music

#07181

1993

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Live At San Quintin

B.B. King

MCA Records

1991

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Made in Japan

Lionel Hampton Band

Glad Hamp Records

#1023

1983

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Three Houses

Tom Boras

MMC 2011 J

1994

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Lionel Hampton

Band Timeless Records

TR3 1982

Buddy Rich Band

MCA Records

#5186

1980

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Spyglass Hill

Pete Furlan

PFM001

1999

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Works for Jazz Orchestra

N.Y.U

NYU 52899

1999

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Sentimental Journey

Lionel Hampton

Band Atlantic Records #81644

1985

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Generations

Frank Foster and Pepper Adams

Muse Records #MR5313

1985

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Smoke Signals

Rich Austin

Alliance Records #AL3701

1992

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Chitlins Parmigiana

The Vivino Brothers

 DMP Records

#CD492

1992

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The New Xavier Cugat Orchestra

Xavier Cugat Orchestra

RKCDD002

1993

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 Antigua

Rio Clemente and Friends

Reality Records

#8001

1980

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Die Happy

Pam Tate

Left Field Records

1427-2

1991

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25 Years

The Spirit of Life Ensemble

Rise Up Productions RUP100-11

2000________________________

The All Star Jazz Orchestra

2001

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Holy Love

Marlinda Ireland & The Christ Rise

Impact Publishing

10000R 2000

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