Vincent Ector

Vincent Ector is a Philadelphia native who attended the University of Pennsylvania. GAMP, a Philadelphia music magnet school that teaches music to children aged 9 and over, gave Vincent Ector his first musical training. This allowed him to continue his studies at Temple University as a junior high student. After graduating from GAMP, he began private study with Ralph Peterson Jr. and Mickey Roker. He also performed six years with the United States Army Band as a drummer. He has performed with many jazz legends including Freddie Hubbard and Freddie Hubbard, Randy Weston and Slide Hampton, Jimmy Heath, Dr Lonnie Smith, Grover Washington Jr. and Dr Lonnie Smith, as well as Gloria Lynne and Charles Earland. Vincent’s third CD, “Organatomy”, was released in late 2012. It features Claudio Roditi (a Grammy nominee for Brazilian jazz), on one of his original compositions. “Renewal of the Spirit”, his second CD as a leader, features Bobby Watson on Saxophones along with four of Vincent’s original compositions. He can be seen performing on the drum set, djembe, and sangba African drums. “Rhythm Master”, his first CD features Eddie Henderson, the legendary trumpet player. Vincent also recorded a tribute album for Charles Earland, which was released on High Note’s record label. This recording features Joey DeFrancesco and Pat Martino. Vincent can also be heard in recordings by Gloria Lynne and Ben E. King, Jimmy Bruno and Onaje Allan Gumbs. He is also a musician on ABC’s daytime soap opera “One Life to Live”, which features Vincent’s drum performance. He regularly performs in New York City with various ensembles, including the Charles Mingus Orchestra, which has won the Grammy Award.

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