|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
21 February 1951, Rahway, New Jersey, USA. Vaché grew up in New Jersey, hearing jazz, thanks to his bass-playing father Warren Vaché Snr. (b. 27 November 1914, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 4 February 2005, Rahway, New Jersey, USA) who led a dixieland band. Vaché took up the cornet and studied formally with, amongst others, George Pee Wee Erwin. He played in his fathers band, but from the mid-70s was attracting critical acclaim elsewhere. He played with the New York Jazz Repertory Orchestra and with the house band at Eddie Condons club and was on regular call whenever Benny Goodman formed a band for special engagements. During this period Vaché met and began working with Scott Hamilton; the two men gained the reverent attention of audiences who thought that the mainstream had dried up. In the late 70s and throughout the 80s Vaché worked as a single, in harness with Hamilton, in bands such as...