Various Production Experiences
• Sound and music recording and editing for various short films and audio productions.
• Production of my self-titled “A Room with A Vieux” on Hue of Blue Records. Responsibilities included hiring of artists and staff, sound mixing, cover design, and unit production supervision.
• Film scoring and sound recording/editing for several works by filmmaker/ producer Richard Hall.
My work for these films incorporated use of several editing programs such as Avid Editing System and Adobe Premier; sound and music recording software such as Pro Tools and Studio Pro; sound sequencing/editing software such as Digital Performer and Syballius; music notation software such as Encore and Finale.
During the course of my career I have led a popular jazz quartet in Los Angeles that scored a few independent short films including “The Man of the House”, “A Fish Out of Water”, and most recently “Love-holstry”.
July 2016 / Philippe Vieux Septet Heads North To Alaska / For the third time in four years Jazz For Ballroom has returned to the Great Frontierlands to present progressive music for dance in British Columbia (Vancouver, Victoria & Nanaimo), Alaska (Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Whittier & Anchorage), Washington (Seattle, Tacoma), Oregon (Portland, Astoria), California (San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Catalina, Los Angeles & San Diego) and Baja Mexico (Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, Loreto, Manzanillo & Puerto Vallarta).
January 2016 / Philippe Vieux Septet Returns To Paradise / After a long time away the band arrived in Grand Bahama to begin a four month tour including residencies in Montego Bay & Ocho Rios Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Grand Turk, Barbados, Curaçao, Marigot, Orangestaad Aruba, St. Thomas, Mazatlàn, Panama City from January through May 2016.
November 2015 / Philippe Vieux Septet Goes Down Under / The band headed overseas to Australia and New Zealand to perform in Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart, Adelaide, Dunedin, Akaroa, Gisborne, Picton, Wellington, Napier, Tauranga & Auckland from November 2015 through January 2016.
November 2015 / Philippe Vieux Trio - Hilltop Vieux @ BillBop Sound Studios / Philippe returns to the studio this time to record an album of solo piano work and duos with guitarist Emile Porée featuring Vieux on Alto, Clarinet and Flute. The work presents a variety of both original music as well as jazz standards.
February 2015 / Philippe Vieux Septet goes to the Mediterranean / This time the band travelled to present Jazz for Ballroom in Europe at hotels around the Mediterranean in Madrid, Barcelona, Nice, Marseilles, Toulon, Genoa, Florence, Rome, Naples, Messina, Valletta, Athens, Mykonos, Volos, Santorini, Kusadasi and Istanbul. This tour lasted through October 2015.
June 2014 / Philippe Vieux Septet returns to the Northwest / The band returned to the northwest to perform in hotels jazz for ballroom dance in weeklong presentations in Oregon, Washington, Alaska and British Columbia… The tour lasted until the end of November 2014.
April 2014 / Philippe Vieux Orchestra / I orchestrated and recorded an arrangement for piccolo, four flutes, four clarinets, two bass clarinets, string quintet, and two French horns to be overdubbed and reinforce a work that had been created twenty years earlier in a live quartet session of the Cedar Walton Quartet featuring Billy Higgins and Jeff Littleton. The finished product was tremendously powerful.
January 2014 / Philippe Vieux Septet in the South Pacific / I took the band to Honolulu, Lahaina, & Nawiliwili. Other weeklong stints included performances in Kona & Hilo. The tour lasted until April 2014.
March 2013 / Philippe Vieux Septet / Things took a sharp right turn to accommodate a recent trend in Hollywood…Ballroom music. We soon began to tour throughout the Northwest and Alaska until the end of November 2013. The septet would perform weeklong stints in Seattle Washington, Vancouver British Columbia, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Whittier & Anchorage Alaska.
November 2012 / Philippe Vieux Trio / I formed a new band with a modern sound which travelled to Miami, Key West, Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Santo Domingo, San Herman Puerto Rico, Vieques Puerto Rico, Culebra Puerto Rico, Fort-de-France Martinique, Point-a-Pitre Guadeloupe, St. Martin & Veracruz Mexico presenting original latin jazz arrangements of classic jazz standards as well as original music.
September 2012 / Tim Fitzgerald Quartet / This group specialized in the repertoire of Wes Montgomery with an added flavor of various 60’s and 70’s soul hits and soul-jazz standards. I performed on alto and flute. The group is still performing at Andy’s Jazz Club in Chicago periodically.
July 2012 / El Sabor Cubano / I joined this band and we worked quite frequently around the Chicago area performing popular Cuban and Brazilian music. Albert Sierra definitely lacked the experience and taste necessary for this group to attain any true success.
August 2011 / Havana / This gig was passed to me by my good friend trumpeter Jerome Croswell after he had had a following out with the original leader Richard Pillot. The band had a steady engagement at Café Bolero on the west side of Chicago. I joined on alto. With the untimely passing of Richard seven months later the leadership role fell in my lap. I kept the band together for a few months than left to join “El Sabor Cubano”. I felt that the Calito Brothers were too weak for me to endorse the new band.
February 2011 / Grupo Itutu Aché / On February 1, 2011 I departed for Mexico to perform in the city of Veracruz at the Hotel Villa Del Mar, Fracc Ignacio Zaragoza. There I collaborated with my friends: drummer Enrique Valdes, conguero Ruben de la Fey, bassist Gilberto Rodriguez and pianist Jorge Santiago (all Cubans) to play a three month stint: six nights a week in the Buena Vista Lounge. The group’s repertoire was centered around adaptations of the music of Charlie Parker, Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk to Cuban Dance Rhythms. It was an immense success.
July 2010 / The Temptations / Once again I was called upon to be the baritone saxophone player for the legendary super group. Performances were held in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Albuquerque. These were to be some of the last performances by the group containing more than one of the original members.
April 2009 / Aaron Allen / I began a weekly residency at Zax Pints and Plates on the historic corner of Riverside and Barton Springs in Austin. This was to be the longest stint I had in Austin lasting 22 months. The repertoire included jazz standards of the highest order, as well as originals and arrangements by both Aaron and myself.
November 2008 / Stanton Moore Quintet / It was among my greatest pleasures to record a live album at Ruta Maya in South Austin under the leadership of this young phenomenon and educator. It was as well a great honor to once again stand beside the legendary Ephraim Owens; now of Cheryl Crow Fame.
April 2008 / Cruisin’ the Vegas Strip / Back to the streets for real. This was my first studio record engineered by my young and talented cousin DJ Brutus. Mad Props. We had a blast together as I re-established my street credit. This is quite a departure from my other endeavors. This is a hip-hop jazz record with a little something for everyone.
May 2007 / The Road to Austin / I played a major role in the pre-production process led by legendary producer/director Ken Kirschner. My production responsibilities included transcriptions of many classic pop tunes that had never been written down before; as well as 30 original orchestrations for the 22-piece stage band which backed such legendary artists as Stephen Bruton, Bonnie Raitt & Kris Kristopherson.
July 2006 / A Room with A Vieux / I released my second album as a leader featuring all original tunes on the newly formed label A Hue Of Blue Productions. The album is a fresh fusion of jazz, latin, funk and hip-hop. I call it afro-caribbean hip-bop.
March 2006 / Erykah Badu / I had the honor of performing with Ms. Badu and her band Funk Sway at the Austin Music Hall in anticipation of the second AMA awarded to the great jazz-fusion band Blaze; 3rd of March 2006. Later in the month, I recorded with Erykah at Butterfly Studios in Dallas Texas – yet to be released.
June 2005 / The Temptations / The first of the two limited engagements took place at the US Army base in Killeen Texas in honor of soldiers returning from combat; and their families. The tribute concert was held on base the 7th of June 2005.
November 2004 / Patato Valdes “El Hombre” / This has been the greatest honor of my recording career thus far. Patato is the greatest living Caribbean percussonist. On this record he featured my compositions “Las Mujeres Favoritas de Patato”, “Le Pomme de Terre”, and “Ballade Melancholie”. I played clarinets, flutes and saxophones.
March 2004 to January 2011 / Blaze / I became a member of the jazz superfusion group. The group featured drummer BrannenTemple, trumpeter Ephraim Owens, DJ Nick Nack and bassist Yoggie Musgrove.
October 2002 / Bonnie Raitt / I appeared as a special guest artist with Bonnie in her live appearance on Austin City Limits.
November 1996 – April 2000 / Eddie Palmieri Orchestra / I was the lead saxophone player for five time Grammy Award winner Eddie Palmieri. Traveled with the orchestra globally including many concerts all over the United States, various countries in South America, the Caribbean, Australia, and Europe. Recordings with the orchestra include live tapings for BET, a ballet for the Ballet Folklorico de Puerto Rico, and the 1998 Grammy nominated “El Rumbero del Piano”.
March 2000 / Tito Puente & Eddie Palmieri “Masterpiece” / I played lead alto saxophone on the Grammy Award Winning Recording “Obra Maestra” co-led by Tito Puente and Eddie Palmieri. This is already a classic recording. It was also Tito Puente’s last unfortunately.