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Jazz Musician: New York Drummer and Composer

A creative jazz drummer and composer, Vinson Valega has four recordings released over the past 15 years a leader. He is also in high demand as a sideman in the New York City metropolitan area.

JAZZ MUSICIAN

Drummer & composer with decades of professional experience performing across the United States and abroad. 

 

 

Vinson Valega

Freelance drummer in New York City since the 1990s.

Founder & Executive Director of the non-profit music label, Consilience Productions.

Four recordings as a band leader:

Biophilia
Awake
Consilience
Live@147

Music streamed online at Amazon, Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Pandora,
YouTube, SoundCloud, etc.


PERFORMANCE CALENDAR

Vinson Valega Quartet at The 55 Bar, NYC. With Gary Wang (bass), Anton Denner (alto), and Chris Bacas (tenor).

With the Matthew Fries Trio, featuring Matthew (piano) & Phil Palombi (bass)


Music Samples

Biophilia:

Awake:

Consilience:


Videos

"Think of One," by Thelonious Monk (December 2011)
Twins Jazz Club, Washington, DC

Anton Denner (alto), Chris Bacas (soprano) Harry Appelman (piano), James King (bass) & Vinson Valega (drums)

“Ed Blackwell,” by Vinson Valega (June 2007)
Chris’ Jazz Cafe, Philadelphia, PA

Chris Bacas (tenor) Phil Grenadier (trumpet) Anton Denner (alto) Jon Cowherd (piano) Gary Wang (bass) Vinson Valega (drums)

"Day by Day with Kathelin Gray," by Sammy Cahn & Ornette Coleman (May 2010)
Smalls Jazz Club, New York, NY

Chris Bacas (soprano) Anton Denner (alto) Mike Fahn (trombone) Matthew Fries (piano) Gary Wang (bass) Vinson Valega (drums)

“Doesn’t It Feel Great to Be Alive?", by Vinson Valega (May 2010)
Smalls Jazz Club, New York, NY

Chris Bacas (soprano) Anton Denner (flute) Mike Fahn (trombone) Matthew Fries (piano) Gary Wang (bass) Vinson Valega (drums)