Vinnie Venkov

Vinnie Venkov

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Jazz - General | Tel Aviv, Israel
Total Song Plays: 21   
Member Since: 2007
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Vinnie Venkov was born in 1967 in Sofia,Bulgaria.He entered The bulgarian State Conservatory in 1989 and graduated in 1993,majoring in bass guitar. His second instrument is acoustic Bass (Contrabass).He began playing with different bands of different styles.

His debut was 1994 with the group "Free Point" and called "The Brazilian Project". A year later he played with Orlando Sanches,a famous jazz musician from Cuba.This Project was dedicated to the music of John Coltrane.

Three years later,he was invited to sign a contract to play in Swiss with another band for four months.

In February 1997 Vinnie emigrated to Israel. Six months later he received a 75% scholarship from Rimon School,based on Berklee College of Music. There he was invited to play in three projects:Hot Jazz,The Music of Sting,and the music of Horace Silver.The School invited him to play in different concerts in Israel.

Ten months later he was on the stage with the famous Israeli Gospel Singers S