CABARET TONIGHT IN DC: VINSON VALEGA AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS
Vinson Valega will be featured at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS(2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800 - ) on Thursday, September 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Vinson grew up in a musical family near Washington, DC, studying classical piano from age seven until switching to the drums when he was 12. He played drums for three years in the All-County Jazz Ensemble during high school and subsequently held the drum chair in the University of Pennsylvania Big Band during college. After graduating from UPENN with a B.A. in Economics, Vinson came to New York City in the early 90's to study music at the Mannes College of Music in Manhattan, where he studied with Marvin "Smitty" Smith (former drummer of The Tonight Show Band), Vernel Fournier, and Norm Freeman (formerly of the New York Philharmonic). Vinson has performed in many clubs in the New York Metropolitan area, including the Blue Note, Smoke, 55 Bar, Birdland, Jazz Gallery, Smalls, Cornelia Street Cafe, Cleopatra's Needle, Knitting Factory, Trumpets of Montclair, NJ, and Cecil's in West Orange, NJ, to name a few. There is a $15 cover.
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