Vincent Gantt Bio Vincent Gantt is a busy bass player/ composer in the New York area. Vincent was born in St. Albans Queens, NY where he was immersed into the diverse music scene of Jamaica Queens. Vincent started his musical education by studying with a local musician, Theodore Manigault, Jr. Mr Manigault, a vibes /pianist, introduced Vincent to basics of music theory and harmony. Soon after, Vincent started to attend master classes with bassist Rael Wesley Grant, Jerry Brooks, Norman 'Keys' Hurt, and the late Weldon Irvine. Each of these musicians expanded Vincent' development and interpretation of music. Vincent began performing in many local bands in the tri-state area. But a key ingredient to his musical development was playing at Grace United Methodist Church under the direction of the late Huldah Parker. Mrs. Parker introduced Vincent to gospel music, which has elements of classical, jazz, funk, and the blues in the same tune! This allowed Vincent to develop his ear to perform a variety of music. Vincent always says,' If you can play in a gospel band, you probably have the ability to play most modern forms of music.' Vincent has also played with a host of entertainers, including, Isaac Hayes, Dionne Warwick, Denise Williams, Herbie Mann, Martha Walsh, Alison Williams, Stephanie Mills and Glenn Jones to name a few. These opportunities allowed Vincent to develop as a musician and composer. The Messenger Project The Messenger project was a spiritual calling for The Vincent Gantt project. Vincent' other hat has been as a writer /producer for local talent in the New York area. The key is to develop a project to showcase his songwriting skills as well as feature these unsung heroes of music. Each of the participants of the Messenger project were musicians / singers that Vincent has performed with over the years. The project took 2 years to complete, but features some of the most extraordinary talent in the New York area. The project also is vehicle to spread the message of sharing your 'God-Given talents' with the world. The Messenger Project is the message of the Vincent Gantt Project, 'MUSIC FOR THE WORLD.' Performance Biography The following represents a select group of entertainers Vincent Gantt has performed with. The list includes: Isaac Hayes Glen Jones Mary Wilson Dionne Warwick Stephanie Mills Zhane Herbie Mann Phylicia Rashad Denise Williams Alison Williams Doug E. Fresh The Teenagers Martha Walsh Ray, Goodman, & Brown The Persuaders.