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DiFiore performing with Cake in 2009
|Birth name||Vincent Robert DiFiore Jr.|
|Born||December 17, 1963|
Vincent Robert "Vince" DiFiore Jr. (born 17 December 1963) has been a member of the band Cake since 1991, and plays trumpet, keyboard, and auxiliary percussion. Born to parents Vincent Robert DiFiore, Sr. and Paula Beverly Winkler DiFiore in Torrance, California, Vince is the fourth of five children: Sisters Donna, Diane, and Denise, and older brother Dean.
DiFiore began playing trumpet at age 9 at Rancho Vista Elementary School. His first solo was "The Star-Spangled Banner" which he volunteered to perform for his fellow trumpet students in fourth grade. That year he performed "Fiddler on the Roof" unaccompanied for the school's talent show. The following year he played "Chicago" for the show. He went on to Dapplegray Intermediate school where he was recognized at commencement for his contribution to the school band. During this period he also attended Arrowbear Music Camp for four consecutive summers. During High School, he kept a consistent presence in both the St. Luke's Presbyterian church contemporary combo and brass choir. At Rolling Hills High School he was honored as Most Valuable Track and Field Athlete in 1982.
He attended UC Santa Barbara for two years and then graduated from UCLA with bachelor's degree in Psychology in 1986, and from California State University Sacramento with a master's degree in Psychology in 1992. DiFiore then become a member of the band Cake.
He is the father of three sons, Vincent, Carlo, and Luca. He was married to Gina Garcia, the director and founder of Yoga Across America, who used to be a TV reporter for KCRA in Sacramento.
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