I have been performing and recording internationally for over 30 years with artists who have defined the Jazz, Blues and World music industry from NEA Jazz Masters such as Randy Weston, Freddie Hubbard, Lou Donaldson, James Moody, and Jimmy Heath to Blues and Pop legends such as Houston Person, Jose Feliciano, Ben E. King, Steve Miller among others. Currently leading my own band "Organatomy" and performing with The Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Stars & Big Band, Stanley Cowell, Antonio Hart. I am a Lecturer of Jazz Percussion at Princeton University and run my own organization Arts For Kids Inc. in the NYC area.
Vince Ector Organatomy Trio+
Most memorable Next-Level PerformancePerforming all over the world with NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston the composer of the standard "Hi-Fly". Randy's music requires you to be skilled in numerous West African rhythms applied to the drum set. To be able to perform for the last 8 years of his life with him definitely allowed me to unlock my highest level of playing with one of our greatest jazz masters. I am forever humbled by the experience.
What Drives Your Creativity?My creativity is driven by always being a student of the music. There is always something to learn from your peers as well as your students and this drives my creative process as an artist.
Why do you choose Vic Firth?There is no better balanced, consistent and well crafted stick and mallet product on the market period!