Warren Vache is a supremely accomplished, versatile and rare performer. He has been astounding audiences worldwide for nearly three decades with his superb cornet, trumpet and flugelhorn stylings. Through live performances and recordings, along with stage, screen, radio and television appearances, Mr. Vache conveys incredible warmth through his burnished tone and intelligent improvisations.
Mr. Vache has performed and recorded with such luminaries as Benny Goodman, Rosemary Clooney, Benny Carter, Hank Jones, Gerry Mulligan, Woody Herman, Ruby Braff and Bobby Short, to name a few. He can also be found in the company of such leading contemporaries as Phil Woods, Jon Faddis, Terrell Stafford, Howard Alden, Scott Hamilton, Jessie Davis, Ken Peplowski, Alvin Queen, Brian Lemon, Tony Coe, Kenny Davern, Richard Wyands, Eddie Locke, Harry Allen, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra the list includes a virtual "Who’s Who" in Jazz, spanning every style and era in the history of the music. Warren Vache has performed at every major Jazz venue and festival throughout the globe from club dates at Condon’s and the Blue Note to the Newport Jazz Festival, the North Sea Jazz Festival and Perugia in Italy through concerts at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Vienna Opera and the Royal Festival Hall in London.
Coupling a beautiful tone with a chance-taking style, Mr. Vache utilizes the complete range of the jazz vocabulary. His influences include: Louis Armstrong, George "Pee Wee" Erwin (with whom he studied for many years), Roy Eldridge, Bobby Hackett, Clifford Brown, Blue Mitchell and Billy Butterfield from this group of extraordinary musicians, among others, Mr. Vache has coalesced his own inimitable style that defies categorization.
A guest artist on countless record dates, Mr. Vache has recorded over 35 albums under his own name including the award winning "2gether"
with Bill Charlap (Nagel Heyer) and many other highly acclaimed albums such as: "Polished Brass", "Easy Going", "Warm Evenings"
with the Beaux-Arts String Quartet (Concord); "Horn of Plenty"
(Muse); "An Affair to Remember", "The Best Thing for You"
(Zephyr); "Mrs. Vache’s Boys"
with Alan Vache, "Warren plays Warren"
with Randy Sandke, "What is There to Say"
with Joe Puma and "Swingtime"
with the NYC Big Band (Nagel Heyer). Mr. Vache is currently at work on a project for Arbors Records.
As a charter member of the faculty of the Juilliard Jazz Program, Mr. Vache offers the breadth of his experience in the arts which includes acting, performing and music direction for the film "The Gig", on-stage appearances in "Dr. Jazz", music direction for the Richard Burton Elizabeth Taylor revival of "Private Lives". Mr. Vache composed and performed the music for the movie "Luckiest Man in the World" and has performed on the soundtrack for numerous films including "Money Pays", "Biloxi Blues", "Simon" and "The Dain Curse". He also trained actor Richard Gere to play the trumpet for his role in the movie "The Cotton Club".
With a style that has been described as "lyrical", "daring", "warm" & "exciting", Mr. Vache has a delightful way of engaging an audience; leaving them enthralled with the beauty and joy of his playing, the warmth of his vocals and his personal charm.