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Vince Mendoza


8 Time Grammy award winning composer-arranger Vince Mendoza has been at the forefront of the jazz and contemporary music scene as a composer, conductor and recording artist for the last 30 years. He has written scores of compositions and arrangements for big band, chamber and symphonic settings while his jazz composing credits read like a “who's who” of the best modern instrumentalists and singers in the world today.  

Mendoza's arranging has appeared on many critically acclaimed projects that include dozens of albums with song writing legends and vocalists such as Björk, Gregory Porter, Chaka Khan, Elvis Costello, Alejandro Sanz, Al Jarreau, Diana Krall, Melody Gardot, Sting and Joni Mitchell.  He has 8 Grammy awards and 38 nominations.



Label: Modern Recordings
Released: 2023
Track listing: Quixote; Esperanto; Miracle Child; Partido Alto; House of Reflections; Barcelona.


Article: Album Review

Henry Hey: Trio: Ri-Metos

Read "Trio: Ri-Metos" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Henry Hey's name may be unfamiliar to some--he is more of a collaborator than a headline hog--but a good percentage of us have heard his music. He played piano for Rod Stewart during the singer's Great American Songbook phase, and he contributed to David Bowie's 2013 comeback album, The Next Day (Columbia Records), served as musical ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

'E's Got a Big Band, Landlord

Read "'E's Got a Big Band, Landlord" reviewed by Patrick Burnette

After an all-female vocalist episode, let's shift gears at look at some big band albums, shall we? We look at a brand new release with material from the thirties, fresh from somebody's closet, a retro-style outfit having the most fun they can while the pandemic closes in, an Indiana ensemble celebrating an influential Indiana record label, ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Sacred & Profane

Read "Sacred & Profane" reviewed by Michael Ambrosino

No sacred cows here. And the only profanity you'll hear is the jazz police complaining about so much music breaking their archaic rules. On this episode of Currents we feature Joe Chambers, Eric Reed, Bobby Sanabria, Matt Ulery, Lauren Henderson, Kendrick Scott, Joe Farnsworth, Snarky Puppy, Leon Foster Thomas, Vince Mendoza, Alvaro Rojas and Sanah Kadoura. ...

Article: Album Review

Magos Herrera: Aire

Read "Aire" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Se amate l'universo musicale latino nelle sue varie espressioni--più o meno jazzisticamente orientate--verrete coinvolti profondamente da questo disco intenso e sorprendente. Magos Herrera è una cantante e compositrice messicana poco nota in Italia ma considerata tra le massime vocalist contemporanee. Magos risiede a New York dal 2008 e in due decenni ha pubblicato dischi ...


Song of the Day


Label: Modern Recordings
Released: 2023
Duration: 04:52


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Chico Pinheiro, Andy Emler, Franco D'Andrea, Vince Mendoza & New Releases

Read "Chico Pinheiro, Andy Emler, Franco D'Andrea, Vince Mendoza & New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Medium-sized and large-sized ensembles shine in all their nuances through the music included on today's playlist. At the end of the set Brazil, France and Norway add their own touch.Happy listening!Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Anthony Branker “What Place Can Be for Us?" What ...


Article: Album Review

Vince Mendoza/Metropole Orkest: Olympians

Read "Olympians" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Eight-time Grammy-winning composer/arranger Vince Mendoza, born and raised in Norwalk, CT, has enjoyed great success overseas--in Europe, to be more precise--since releasing an album with Germany's WDR Big Band in 1994. The following year, Mendoza began collaborating with the Dutch Metropole Orkest and in 1998 was named its principal guest conductor. Olympians is Mendoza's third recording ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Wayne Shorter, Vince Mendoza, Lonnie McFadden & Kristin Korb

Read "Wayne Shorter, Vince Mendoza, Lonnie McFadden & Kristin Korb" reviewed by Joe Dimino

We kick off a new 795th Episode of Neon Jazz with a powerful Denmark-based, American-born bassist and singer in Kristin Korb with material created during the COVID era. From there we hear from vocalist Diane Schuur, who was one of the first real experiences Kristin had in live jazz. We also celebrate a handful of esteemed ...


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