Vincent Herring is considered one of the premier saxophonists of his generation. He has been inspired by a collage of diverse musical influences including Cedar Walton, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Hayes, Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, Horace Silver Quintet, Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition, Larry Coryell, Steve Turre, The Mingus Big Band, Kenny Barron, Nancy Wilson, Dr. Billy Taylor, Carla Bley, and John Hicks. He has appeared in concerts with Wynton Marsalis at Lincoln Center, and with John Faddis and The Carnegie Hall Big Band at its name sake in New York. Herring is a noted Jazz educator. He conducts master classes and jazz workshops through out The United States and Europe. In the past few year he conducted master classes at Juilliard, Duke, Cornell Universities and The University of Houston. Vincent is currently on staff at William Patterson University.