||Vince Cherico (Adjunct Professor)
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B.F.A., Florida Atlantic University
Since arriving in New York City, Vince has been developing, performing and touring in a variety of musical settings around the world. As a drummer, Vince has been fortunate to perform with the masters of Afro-Cuban drumming including: Ray Barretto, Roberto Borrell, Candido, Milton Cardona, Giovanni Hidalgo, Nicky Marrero, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria and Carlos Patato Valdez. Vince is currently a member of the band: Ray Barretto and New World Spirit, and can be heard on My Summertime on Owl Records, Contact on Blue Note Records, Portraits of Jazz and Clave on RCA and Trancedance on Circular Moves label. Other recent recordings include trumpeter Ray Vega's CDs: Ray Vega and Boperation, both on Concord Records; trombonist Chris Washburne and SYOTOS CDs: "Nuyorican Nights" and "The Other Side", both on Jazzheads Records; pianist / composer Joseph Diamond on Not Your Typical New Yorker and Island Garden, both on Basileus Records; vibraphonist Bill Ware on Vibes Four on Knitting Factory Records and percussionist Steve Kroons new CD Senor Kroon on Azica Records. Recently, Vince has had the opportunity to record and perform in the company of Eric Alexander, Bruce Barth, Randy Brecker, Ray Bryant, Kenny Burrell, Paquito DRivera, Eddie Gomez, Israel Cachao Lopez, Joe Lovano, Brian Lynch, Tina May, James Moody, Valerie Dee Naranjo, Eddie Palmieri, Los Papines de Cuba, Hilton Ruiz, Dave Samuels, Don Sickler, Steve Turre, Dave Valentin and Bernard Woma. Vince also performs and tours with The Caribbean Jazz Project, The Paquito DRivera Quintet, Angela Bofill and The Bill Ware Trio. In New York City, he has performed and subbed with the big bands of Chico OFarrills Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra, Gary Morgans PanAmerican Orchestra and The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. Vince has been featured three times with the NDR Big Band in Hamburg, Germany and performed with the competition band for the 2000 Thelonius Monk Jazz Instrumental Competition in Wash., DC. Vince has appeared in several European concert films and documentaries with Ray Barretto and Paquito DRivera as well as on BET Jazz TV with Warners Jazz vocalist, Gabriela Anders and Knitting Factory artist, vibraphonist Bill Ware. As an instructor, Vince is currently on the faculty of the Drummers Collective and as an adjunct teacher at Queens College and the NYU Jazz Studies Program in New York City. Vince has given clinics in Europe, at the Thelonius Monk Jazz Aspen Summer Camp, at the NYU Jazz Program and at Drummers Collective.