An Interview With Vincent Herring

Jul 17, 2021

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. Click on the link to hear the interview.