In January of 2011, Smooth Jazz Journalist of The Year nominee, Denis Poole, commented that North End Soul from multi-instrumentalist, writer, and producer Vincent Ingala was an outstanding piece of work. In fact, it proved to be a spectacular debut and set the scene for what evolved into a truly remarkable year. In San Diego, at what became known as The Lemonade Weekend, Vincent owned the stage at Anthology and played with Peter White at the Hard Rock Hotel. Twelve months later, his ever growing fan-base would be rewarded with Vincent’s follow up album Can’t Stop Now, earning him two Billboard top five singles, one of them topping at number one for four weeks. With seven original compositions, two spellbinding covers, and guest performances from Gregg Karukas and Jonathan Fritzen, Can’t Stop Now is a measure of just how far Vincent has come, and a tribute to the focus and dedication he has for his music.
Indeed, Can’t Stop Now bears testimony to the way Vincent pursues his musical goals with determination and zeal. Not only did he write or co-write seven of the tracks, he also played every instrument, and produced and programmed the entire album.
Vincent began his music career at the age of four, when his parents bought him his first drum set. Later, he was given his first guitar and, after only nine months of lessons, was strumming Elvis tunes perfectly by ear. Both friends and family quickly sensed something special going on, which was confirmed when he mastered the keyboard in fifth grade, before trading it in for the saxophone. Finally, Vincent had found the sound for which he had been searching. He was hooked and the rest, as they say, is history.
Since May 2011, Vincent has become an ever-increasing presence on the Smooth Jazz circuit, performing as a solo artist at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Jazz Festival, Catalina Island Jazz Trax Festival, the Seabreeze Jazz Festival, and was a featured artist on both the Dave Koz & Friends 2011 Alaskan Cruise and 2013 Mediterranean Cruise. Vincent also joined forces with saxophonists Marion Meadows and Paul Taylor to tour as Sax & The City. There has never been a better time to experience the magic of Vincent.