Vincent Ector hails from the musical city of Philadelphia 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.
As a performer, he has worked with Jazz luminaries that include: NEA Jazz Masters, Freddie Hubbard, Randy Weston, James Moody, Slide Hampton Ron Carter and Jimmy Heath as well as Houston Person, Gloria Lynne, Charles Earland, Bobby Watson, Lou Donaldson, Grover Washington Jr., Dr Lonnie Smith, Claudio Roditi, John Lee, Ralph Peterson Jr., Melvin Sparks and Shirley Scott. Currently, Vince is in demand as a recording musician and as a performer at Jazz festivals throughout the world with numerous international artists such as, The Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All Stars & Big Band, Stanley Cowell, Houston Person, Antonio Hart, Bruce Williams, Bobby Watson & Horizon, Steve Miller, Jose Feliciano, Nat Adderley Jr., Lou Donaldson and The Vince Ector “Organatomy” Band.
Jazz & Blues in the Loft
Get your groove on at the Jazz & Blues in the Loft concert series. Hear world-class artists from the region in the cabaret-style setting of the SOPAC Loft. Cash bar available.
Jazz in the Loft is curated and hosted by Lee Boswell-May.
Blues in the Loft is curated and hosted by Mike Griot.
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