Vinnie Sperrazza is a Brooklyn-based jazz drummer. His first album as a bandleader and composer, Apocryphal, was released by Loyal Label on September 9, 2014.
Originally from a small town south of Utica, New York, Vin moved to NYC a million years ago, just after the glaciers melted but before Tower Records closed.
He's played lots and lots of good music with many amazing musicians, but he feels really self-conscious about dropping names and all that so he's just not going to do it, save mentioning the late great Mr. James Williams, pianist, with whom Vin played many memorable concerts.
He's in lots of bands, spent a recent summer at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival as an actor (he played a drummer- not much of a stretch- and was definitely NOT in a Shakespeare play, groatsworthy though he feels himself to be), is on some cool records that have just come out (Dana Lyn/Vincent D'Onofrio Slim Bone Head Volt, Jacob Garchik Ye Olde), and as of this writing, is listening to rough mixes of the newly tracked Apocryphal II (with the returning cast of Loren Stillman, Brandon Seabrook, and Eivind Opsvik). Geoff Kraly will assemble the album and Eivind Opsvik will release it in 2016.