Vince di Mura
Vince di Mura is a composer, arranger, Jazz pianist and musical director. He has appeared on concert stages and in theatres throughout North America, Canada, Europe and Latin America. He has conducted and musical directed theatre seasons at The Bethesda Nederlander Theatre, Laguna Playhouse and El Portal Theatre in California, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, the Augusta Barn Theatre in Michigan, Artpark and Company in Lewiston N.Y., Tennessee Repertory in Nashville, The Asolo Theatre Company, Florida Studio Theatre and American Stage in Florida, Passage Theatre, Act II Playhouse, The Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia, The Muhlenburg Summer Theatre Festival, The American Theatre Group, and The Little Theatre in the Rockies.
Best known for his arrangements of "My Way: A Tribute to the Music of Frank Sinatra," "I Left My Heart: The Music of Tony Bennett," and "Simply Simone," (with over 700 productions nationally), Vince has musical directed productions of these revues at the Blowing Rock Stage Company and Flat Rock Playhouse in North Carolina, Western Michigan’s Cherry County Playhouse, The Barter Theatre in Virginia, and Arkansas Repertory Company in Little Rock.
Vince has fulfilled multiple compositional commissions from Princeton University's department of Theatre and Dance, Rutgers University, Rider University, the Pingry Foundation, the University of Colorado, The Scioto Society, Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, Passage Theatre, the University of Northern Colorado, and a host of scores for People's Light and Princeton Summer Theatre. Vince is also the author and curator of “A Conversation With The Blues,” a 14-part web instructional series on improvisation through the Blues produced by Soundfly Inc.
Vince holds fellowships from the William Goldman Foundation, Temple University, Meet the Composer, CEPAC, the Union County Foundation, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the Puffin Cultural Forum, and the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.
No stranger to the recording studio, Vince has 5 CDs on the market: Imperfect Balance (2000); A Darker Shade of Romance (2007); For Lost Words (2008); California Sage (2010), with James Leary on Bass and Fritz Wise on drums; and Love Was (2012).
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