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Jerry Vivino: Coast to Coast (Blujazz)

Jerry Vivino is one of those ubiquitous musicians—a longtime mainstay of Conan O’Brien’s late-night TV band and a sideman to dozens of stars ranging from Springsteen to Tony Bennett—who goes unappreciated until one day you stop to consider him and realize why everyone wants to use him. While the saxophonist is not an edge-straddling innovator … Read More “Jerry Vivino: Coast to Coast (Blujazz)”

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Jerry Vivino: Back East

In the liner notes for Back East, saxophonist (and sometime flutist) Jerry Vivino states early on that he’s “not Joe Lovano” and that “I know my limits.” What Vivino is saying is not that he can’t cut it, but that jazz is not his fulltime gig. Like his younger, guitar-playing brother Jimmy, Jerry has had … Read More “Jerry Vivino: Back East”

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