"Imagine Bobby McFerrin's sunny disposition blended with tribal drum patterns, L.A.'s and Babyface's cool-headed approach to dance-pop juxtaposed with the instinctual elemental hooks of early Police. And Prince's harsh, minimalist backgrounds supporting vocals that rival Nat "King" Cole's for sweetness...a powerful effortless tunesmith and a vocalist of uncommon subtlety and understanding."
~ THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
International recording artist, Kansas City native, Cultural Attache for the State Department and Berklee College of Music educator, Vinx is as close as you'll find to a 21st century Renaissance Man. From world class athlete, recording the 2nd longest triple jump in the world and chosen for the U.S. Olympic Team 1980, to founder and visionary of the acclaimed Songwriter's Soul Kitchen workshops, he has followed his mother's advice, "You can't sing of life unless you live it!"
Vinx has worked with such notable artists as Sting, Ernie Watts, Stevie Wonder, Branford Marsalis, Cassandra Wilson, Rickie Lee Jones, Cher, Darius Rucker and Taj Mahal. Known to music fans as a percussionist and vocalist, his music is classified by some as jazz, by some as world music and by others as soul. There is no denying that it remains accessible to a wide variety of audiences for the very reason that it reflects the wealth of his experience and breadth of his interests.
“I could hear every nuance and inflection of his baritone voice swooping and soaring through melodies that had me open mouthed, gaping in that telling combination of wonder and envy that great artists sometimes provoke. This is a rare talent.” ~ STING