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An Interview With Vincent Herring


Vincent Herring is an accomplished jazz saxophonist. He performed with his Celebration of Life Ensemble  at Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing on Thursday, July 15th.

Jazz in the Afternoon host Chris Cooke spoke with Herring over the phone. In a wide ranging conversation, the saxophonist discussed his admiration of the work of jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, and his work with Louis Hayes and Cedar Walton. Herring also described his experiences overcoming Covid-19 and a secondary illness that almost derailed his career.

Vincent Herring has appeared on stage and or on record dates with Horace Silver, Lionel Hampton, Louis Hayes, Cedar Walton, as well as Bobby Watson and Gary Bartz, among many others. He is also a bandleader in his own right and a jazz educator at William Paterson University and at Manhattan School of Music.
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Chris Cooke has been a voice on public radio in Omaha since 1989. Working at KVNO-FM during college, Cooke hosted a weekend progressive jazz show on the station in addition to working as an on-air announcer. In November 1992, Cooke signed on at KIOS-FM and has been there ever since. He has hosted the Tuesday and Thursday editions of Jazz in the Afternoon since 1996 and has hosted Last Call since that year. A long time fan of jazz music, Cooke enjoys talking with the musicians who make jazz music and presenting those conversations with listeners. When not hosting or listening to jazz, on record or in person, Cooke maintains a busy schedule as a self-employed web design consultant.
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