Ben Basile & Vince Tampio self release Season’s Greetings, an instrumental chamber jazz interpretation of select Holiday songs. The musical arrangements were inspired by Frank Sinatra, Vince Guaraldi, and Al Green. Season’s Greetings will be released everywhere Tuesday, November 20, 2018.
Season’s Greetings features hand selected Holiday favorites arranged and performed by Ben Basile and Vince Tampio. The two musicians have been performing music together for almost a decade. Album collaborations include Tampio’s The Nook (2018), Basile’s Two For Twenty (2016), and their A Duo Tribute to Frank Sinatra (2015).
Ben Basile is an electric/double bassist, educator and composer from New York’s Hudson Valley Area. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Jazz Studies from The State University of New York at New Paltz. Basile travels the world playing music. Currently he has performed in 30 countries, across 6 continents. Basile is also a founding member of “The Poughkeepsie Jazz Project” a group which has hosted a weekly jazz jam session in Poughkeepsie, NY for over six years running. Basile’s debut album “Two For Twenty” was released November 2016. www.benbasile.com
“Basically he’s the go-to cross-genre horn-blowing utility man of the Philly scene” (John Vettese). Vince Tampio is a professional trumpeter, arranger, composer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Philadelphia, PA. Although firmly rooted in jazz, he is comfortable with a wide variety of genres including rock, soul, funk, folk, classical, and electronic. www.vincetampio.com
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