Vinny Golia

born on 1/3/1946 in New York City, NY, United States

Vinny Golia

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Vinny Golia
Born March 1 1946
The Bronx, New York City, New York

Vinny Golia (b. The Bronx, New York City, New York, March 1, 1946) is an American composer and multi-instrumentalist specializing in woodwind instruments. He performs in the genres of contemporary music, jazz, free jazz, and free improvisation.[1]

Golia lives in Los Angeles, California and teaches at the California Institute of the Arts. He has performed throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Japan. In 1982 he founded the 37-piece Vinny Golia Large Ensemble to perform his compositions.

Golia has performed and/or recorded with many notable musicians, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.[2]

Golia also founded the jazz record label Nine Winds in 1977.[3][4]

Instruments

Golia performs on a wide array of instruments, including variants of the flute, English horn, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon and tarogato.

Ensembles

Golia has a formed a number of ensembles that showcase both his style of composition and improvisation. These groups range from the his Large Ensemble to a variety of mixed quintets, saxophone quartets, duos, sextets and arrangements for jazz and classical orchestras.[5] Most recently, Golia has performed and toured with his sextet which features some of the new voices in the Los Angeles free-improv scene.[6] The group, composed of Gavin Templeton (alto sax), Daniel Rosenboom (trumpet), Andrew Lessman (drums) and Jon Armstrong (bass), has given performances at many of the premiere U.S. new music venues and festivals including Angel City Jazz Festival at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre,[7] the Outsound New Music Summit in San Francisco,[8] and The Stone (music space) in New York.[9]

References

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External links

  • Vinny Golia official site
  • Vinny Golia page from Nine Winds Records site
  • Vinny Golia page from Redline Park
  • "A Fireside Chat With Vinny Golia, by Fred Jung, from All About Jazz site (2005)
  • Vinny Golia interview from JazzoSphère site
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