Instruments: Vocals & Percussion
VINX is undoubtedly one of the most gifted improvisational vocalists performing today. With songs that range from jazz to funk, bossa nova to blues and back again, each audience takes a world tour with VINX as their private guide.
He is a remarkable musician with a harmonious baritone voice swooping and soaring through melodies and grooves whilst his primal hand drum holds it all together. He calls his music “primal pop” because of the raw, stripped-down syncopation but he does not hesitate to color it with humor, passion, maddening rhythms and timeless scats. A lot of complexity in simplicity!
A former world-class triple-jumper (second best jump in the world in 1980), after a major injury in 1984 and several tragic events, Vinx abandoned sport to embark on a musical career as a vocalist and percussionist.
Discovered by Sting in a small club in Santa Monica, he then signed a contract in 1990 with Pangaea/I.R.S. records and toured 13 months with Sting on “The Soul Cages”. After that, VINX recorded and toured with some of the music industry’s greatest icons (Stevie Wonder, Taj Mahal, Herbie Hancock, Branford Marsalis, Cassandra Wilson, Patti Smith).
Indeed, for Al Jarreau, the future of vocal jazz innovation is safe in the voice of VINX. His CDs are little treasures to be discovered on amazon.com. Takers are welcome.
As quoted Stevie Wonder, “VINX is the gift you give to someone you really care about”!
Vinx has recently relocated his home and studio to southern France and is looking forward to the release of his newest CD “Coins in The Sofa” – a funky combination that is uniquely Vinx.
Vinx has already been introduced to some of the finest European based musicians and is looking forward to new collaborations as a percussionist, vocalist or producer.
1. "GROOVE HEROES"
Vinx - wave drum, vocals, vocal synth
Alfio Origlio - piano & keyboards
Reggie Washington - bass
Patrick Dorcéan - drums
2. "VINX SOLO"
Vinx - voice & percussion
3. "HANDS MOUTH & FEET"
Vinx - voice & percussion
Lee Payne - tap dance & percussion
4. "REGGIE WASHINGTON & VINX"
Reggie Washington - bass & vocals
Vinx - percussion & voice
"The future of vocal jazz innovation is safe in the voice of VINX" - Al Jarreau
"His baritone voice swooping and soaring through melodies had me open mouthed, gaping in that telling combination of wonder and envy that great artists sometimes provoke" - Sting
"Vinx is the gift you give to someone you really care about" - Stevie Wonder
1. "GROOVE HEROES": 2017 & 2018
2. "VINX SOLO": 2017 & 2018
3. "HANDS MOUTH & FEET": 2017 & 2018
4. "REGGIE WASHINGTON & VINX": 2017 & 2018