Vicente was born in Woodstock, NY, and here embraced the rich cultural arts of this historical town by listening to local great Jazz artists Dave Holland, Jimmy Cobb, Jack Dejohnette, among many others. He began his musical career on guitar at the age sixteen primarily self-taught, learning from the Wes Montgomery and George Benson records of his parents. During those years he began making a name for himself playing in the Hudson valley region with variety of ensembles from Albany to New York city. Upon graduation from high school, Vicente was accepted to the New England Conservatory (NEC) in Boston, MA, where he majored in Jazz studies. After his first year at NEC, Vicente transferred to Boston’s North-eastern University where he switched from guitar to acoustic bass. The saxophonist Donald Harrison thought so high of Vicente’s skills that he used him on his impulse! Release “free to be”. After earning a business degree, Vicente moved to New York City where he soon began performing and touring with the likes of Kenny Garret, Freddie Hubbard, Roy Haynes, Stefon Harris, and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, among many others. Vicente Archer has emerged as one of today’s profound new voices on the bass.
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