Vinnie Burke

Vinnie Burke

born on 15/3/1921 in Newark, NJ, United States

died on 1/2/2002 in New York City, NY, United States

Vinnie Burke

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Vinnie Burke (born Vincenzo Bucci) (March 15, 1921 – February 1, 2001) was an American jazz bassist born in Newark, New Jersey.[1]

Burke played violin and guitar early in life, but he lost the use of his little finger in a munitions factory accident and switched to double bass.[1] In the second half of the 1940s he played with Joe Mooney, Tony Scott, and Cy Coleman. Later, he played with the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra, Tal Farlow, Marian McPartland, Don Elliott, Vic Dickenson, Gil Mellé, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Mehegan, Chris Connor, Eddie Costa, and Bobby Hackett. He led his own band in 1956 and led small combos into the 1980s.


As leader/co-leader

  • Bass by Pettiford/Burke (1954)
  • Vinnie Burke's String Jazz Quartet (ABC-Paramount, 1957)
  • The Vinnie Burke All-Stars (ABC-Paramount, 1958)
  • Eddie Costa/Vinnie Burke Trio (1956) with Nick Stabulas

As sideman

With Chuck Wayne

  • 1953 Tasty Pudding
  • 1956 The Jazz Guitarist

With Chris Connor

  • 1954 Lullabies for Lovers
  • 1957 Chris
  • 1961 Chris Connor Sings the George Gershwin Almanac of Song

With Tal Farlow

  • 1956 Fuerst Set
  • 1956 Second Set
  • 1956 Tal
  • 1957 The Swinging Guitar of Tal Farlow

With others

  • 1954 Joe Puma Quintet, Joe Puma
  • 1955 A Pair of Pianos, John Mehegan
  • 1955 Blues and Other Shades of Green, Urbie Green
  • 1955 Jazz Young Blood, Chuz Alfred
  • 1955 Lou Mecca Quartet, Lou Mecca
  • 1955 Marian McPartland in Concert, Marian McPartland
  • 1956 Eddie Costa with the Vinnie Burke Trio, Eddie Costa
  • 1956 Gil's Guests, Gil Mellé
  • 1956 Mighty Mike Cuozzo with the Costa-Burke Trio, Mike Cuozzo
  • 1956 Special Delivery, Janet Brace
  • 1956 The Voice of Marty Bell, Marty Bell
  • 1957 The Gerry Mulligan Songbook, Gerry Mulligan
  • 1958 Chet Baker Introduces Johnny Pace, Johnny Pace
  • 1959 Swingin' Pretty and All That Jazz, Mat Mathews[2]


  1. ^ a b Leonard Feather & Ira Gitler The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz Oxford University Press (1999) p94
  2. ^ "Vinnie Burke | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 20 April 2017. 

External links

  • Vinnie Burke at Allmusic
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