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American jazz saxophonist, born 19 November 1964 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, USA. Herring's formal musical education began at age 11, when he started playing saxophone in school bands and studying privately at Dean Frederick's School Of Music in Vallejo, California. At age 16, he entered California State University, Chico on a music scholarship.

A year later, Herring auditioned for a spot in the United States Military Academy band Jazz Knights playing lead alto sax. He made the move to West Point and served one enlisted tour, which turned out to be a steppingstone to the New York jazz scene.

Since first touring Europe and the United States with Lionel Hampton's big band, Herring has worked with Nat Adderley, Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, The Horace Silver Quintet, Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition, Larry Coryell, Cedar Walton, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, The Mingus Big Band, Nancy Wilson, The Roy Hargrove Big Band, Arthur Taylor, Dr. Billy Taylor, Carla Bley, Phil Woods Sax Machine (a band augmenting Woods' regular quintet to an octet with three additional alto saxophonists). Herring has appeared as a special guest soloist with Wynton Marsalis at Lincoln Center as well as with John Faddis and The Carnegie Hall Big Band. Herring now plays with the Cannonball Legacy Band, which plays in jazz festivals an jazz clubs. Occasionally, the band will play in smaller towns. Recently the band played in Bellingham, Washington at a benefit concert for the Bellingham Youth Jazz Band, a band for children and teenagers grades 6-12.

Herring has taken bands to Japan and Europe on several occasions and has appeared in nearly every major jazz festival in the world. He is also involved in jazz education, giving clinics throughout Europe and the United States. Herring has recorded 15 CDs as a leader and over 200 as a sideman.
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Vincent Herring - Hubsongs - The Music Of Freddie Hubbard album art Tim Hagans & Marcus Printup Tim Hagans & Marcus Printup - Hubsongs - The Music Of Freddie Hubbard (Album) Blue Note US 1998 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

Vincent Herring - We Remember Cannon album art Nat Adderley Quintet Nat Adderley Quintet - We Remember Cannon (Album) In And Out Germany 1989 Sell This Version
Vincent Herring - Maggie's Dream album art Maggie's Dream Change For The Better Maggie's Dream - Maggie's Dream (Album) Capitol Records US 1990 Sell This Version
Vincent Herring - Tempo Jazz Edition Vol 5 (Playin' Now - Feelin' Funky) album art Various The Athlolete Various - Tempo Jazz Edition Vol 5 (Playin' Now - Feelin' Funky) (Comp) Polydor Germany 1991 Sell This Version
Vincent Herring - Autumn Leaves - Live At Sweet Basil album art Nat Adderley Sextet Nat Adderley Sextet - Autumn Leaves - Live At Sweet Basil (Album) Bellaphon Germany 1991 Sell This Version
Vincent Herring - Evidence album art Vincent Herring With Wallace Roney, Mulgrew Miller, Ira Coleman, Carl Allen Vincent Herring With Wallace Roney, Mulgrew Miller, Ira Coleman, Carl Allen - Evidence (Album) Landmark Records (3) Switzerland 1991 Sell This Version
Nat Adderley Sextet Nat Adderley Sextet - Work Song - Live At Sweet Basil (Album) Bellaphon Germany 1991 Sell This Version
Vincent Herring - Bolivia album art Freddie Hubbard Third World Freddie Hubbard - Bolivia (Album) Limelight US 1991 Sell This Version
Vincent Herring - Talkin' About You album art Nat Adderley Quintet Nat Adderley Quintet - Talkin' About You (Album) Landmark Records (3) US 1991 Sell This Version
SCCD 31279 Vincent Herring - Never Forget album art Ron McClure Quintet Ron McClure Quintet - Never Forget(CD, Album) SteepleChase SCCD 31279 Denmark 1991 Sell This Version
SCCD 31294 Vincent Herring - Strike Up The Band album art Louis Smith Sextet Louis Smith Sextet - Strike Up The Band(CD, Album) SteepleChase SCCD 31294 Denmark 1991 Sell This Version
MCD 5406 Vincent Herring - People Music album art Donald Brown Donald Brown - People Music(CD) Muse Records MCD 5406 US 1991 Sell This Version
SCCD31282 Vincent Herring - Sweet Ear album art Kevin Hays Quintet Kevin Hays Quintet - Sweet Ear(CD, Album) SteepleChase SCCD31282 Denmark 1991 Sell This Version
Vincent Herring - The Dark Side Of Dewey album art Carl Allen & Manhattan Projects Carl Allen & Manhattan Projects - The Dark Side Of Dewey (Album) Alfa Jazz Japan 1992 Sell This Version
Vincent Herring - American Experience album art Vincent Herring Vincent Herring - American Experience (Album) Musicmasters UK 1990 Sell This Version
KICJ 101 Vincent Herring - Goodfellas album art Goodfellas (18) Goodfellas (18) - Goodfellas(CD, Album) Paddle Wheel, King Record Co. Ltd KICJ 101 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
KICJ 115 Vincent Herring - 2 album art Goodfellas (18) Goodfellas (18) - 2(CD, Album) Paddle Wheel, King Record Co. Ltd KICJ 115 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
CDP 7 93172 2 Vincent Herring - Rhythm Or Romance album art Gary Brown Without You Gary Brown - Rhythm Or Romance(CD, Album) Manhattan Records CDP 7 93172 2 US 1992 Sell This Version
5171291 Vincent Herring - A Jazz Christmas,  Hot Jazz For A Cool Night album art Various O Come. All Ye Faithful Various - A Jazz Christmas, Hot Jazz For A Cool Night(CD, Album, Comp) Jazz Heritage Society, Amerco, Inc. 5171291 US 1992 Sell This Version
Vincent Herring - No Detour Ahead album art Gloria Lynne Gloria Lynne - No Detour Ahead (Album) Muse Records US 1993 Sell This Version
CD SJP 387 Vincent Herring - Workin' album art Nat Adderley Quintet Featuring Vincent Herring Nat Adderley Quintet Featuring Vincent Herring - Workin'(CD, Album) Timeless Records (3) CD SJP 387 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
CD 8004-2 Vincent Herring - Another's Point Of View album art Eddie Allen Eddie Allen - Another's Point Of View(CD) Enja Records CD 8004-2 Austria 1993 Sell This Version
CRISS1078CD Vincent Herring - The Scheme Of Things album art Scott Wendholt Quintet Scott Wendholt Quintet - The Scheme Of Things(CD, Album) Criss Cross Jazz CRISS1078CD Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
KICJ 166 Vincent Herring - 3 album art Goodfellas (18) Goodfellas (18) - 3(CD, Album) Paddle Wheel, King Record Co. Ltd KICJ 166 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
CD SJP 406 Vincent Herring - Piccadilly Square album art Carl Allen And Manhattan Projects* Carl Allen And Manhattan Projects* - Piccadilly Square(CD, Album) Timeless Records (3) CD SJP 406 Europe 1993 Sell This Version

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