Cuong Vu

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Cuong Vu
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Background information
Born (1969-09-19) September 19, 1969 (age 49)
Saigon, Vietnam
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsTrumpet
Years active1994–present
LabelsAvant, Knitting Factory, Origin, Cuneiform, Nonesuch
Associated actsPat Metheny Group, Orange Then Blue
Websitewww.cuongvu.com

Cuong Vu (born 19 September 1969) is a jazz trumpeter from Vietnam who was a member of the Pat Metheny Group.[1]

Biography[edit]

Born in Saigon on September 19, 1969, Vu immigrated to Seattle with his family when he was six. At 11 he began to play the trumpet. He received a scholarship from the New England Conservatory of Music.[1]

After graduating Vu moved to New York City in 1994, and formed the group Ragged Jack with Jamie Saft, Andrew D'Angelo, and Jim Black. Vu has worked with Laurie Anderson, David Bowie, Dave Douglas, Myra Melford, Gerry Hemingway, and Mitchell Froom.

While a member of the Pat Metheny Group he won two Grammy Awards for Best Contemporary Jazz Album: Speaking of Now and The Way Up. He worked with Metheny as both trumpeter and vocalist.

Vu's trio consists of bassist Stomu Takeishi and drummer Ted Poor.

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

As sideman[edit]

  • 1993 – While You Were OutOrange Then Blue
  • 1996 – Too Close to the PoleBobby Previte
  • 1997 – Sanctuary – Dave Douglas
  • 1997 – Interpretations of Lessness – Andy Laster
  • 1997 – Other Pocket – Jeff Song
  • 1997 – Rules of Engagement – Jeff Song
  • 1997 – Yeah/NoChris Speed
  • 1999 – Chamber WorksGerry Hemingway
  • 1999 – Deviantics – Chris Speed
  • 1999 – Hold the Elevator: Live in Europe & Other Haunts – Orange Then Blue
  • 2000 – Emit – Chris Speed
  • 2000 – Luciano's Dream – Oscar Noriega
  • 2000 – The Hollow WorldAssif Tsahar & the Brass Reeds Ensemble
  • 2001 – "Your Turn to Drive" – David Bowie (single)
  • 2001 – Life on a StringLaurie Anderson
  • 2002 – Speaking of NowPat Metheny Group
  • 2002 – Window Silver Bright – Andy Laster
  • 2003 – Speaking of Now (DVD) – Pat Metheny Group
  • 2004 – Transition SonicMatthias Lupri
  • 2004 – Where the Two Worlds TouchMyra Melford
  • 2005 – The Way Up – Pat Metheny Group
  • 2005 – Swell Henry – Chris Speed
  • 2006 – Grill Music – Jesper Løvdal
  • 2006 – The Image of Your Body – Myra Melford
  • 2006 – The Way Up (DVD) – Pat Metheny Group
  • 2008 – Coziness Kills – Jesper Løvdal
  • 2008 – Incendio – Los Dorados
  • 2009 – The Whole Tree Gone – Myra Melford
  • 2010 – Closer – Wasabi Trio meet Cuong Vu
  • 2010 – Gagarin – Mickey Finn + Cuong Vu
  • 2010 – Speak
  • 2014 – Alastor: Book of Angels Volume 21Eyvind Kang

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cuong Vu". All About Jazz. Retrieved 18 August 2016.

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