Musician | Arranger | Composer | Engineer | Producer | Teacher
“Basically he’s the go-to cross-genre horn-blowing utility man of the Philly scene” (John Vettese).
Vince Tampio is a professional trumpeter, arranger, composer, and educator based in Philadelphia,
PA. Though firmly rooted in jazz, he is comfortable with a wide variety of genres including rock,
soul, funk, folk, classical, and electronic.
Vince’s original music has been described as “a contemporary instance of fusion done right,” and
whose “nontraditional instrumentation maintains a spacious environment that proves ideal for a
set brimming with imaginative, drawn-out improvisation” (Matthew Aquilin All About Jazz). His
next album, The Nook, is a full length straight-ahead jazz album featuring John Swana. The music
harks back to Miles Davis' first great quintet. The Nook was preceded by Sound Plan (2017), Sound
Plan, Live at PafA (2017), Syzygy (2014), and Syzygy: Remix (2014). Vince is currently self producing
four more solo albums. One unreleased composition was recently featured in the Philadelphia Real
Book Volume 1.
Vince has appeared as a side man on 40+ albums. He is the trumpeter and arranger with York
Street Hustle, the John Byrne Band, and You Do You. Vince founded the Philly Phatness horn
section, which has recorded with regional, national, and international artists, and on film
soundtracks. He also serves as Musical Director and bassist with Phloyd: a Philadelphia Pink Floyd
tribute band. His horn croons and wahs with touches of funk or blues, bridging the futuristic
digital age with a snazzy sense of classic cool (Geno Thackara All About Jazz).
Vince earned the Master of Music degree in Jazz Performance from the University of the Arts; and
earned the Bachelor of Science in Music degree concentrating in Jazz Studies and Theory &
Composition from the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz. He studied trumpet under
John Swana, Rebecca Coupe Franks, and John Maguda, and studied composition under Don
Glanden, Evan Solot, John B Hedges, and Vinnie Martucci.