Jez Nelson presents leading edge US trumpeter Cuong Vu in concert with electric bassist Luke Bergman and drummer Ted Poor at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival. Vu is known for an approach to music that blurs stylistic boundaries, as well as for his virtuoso technique, which allows him to explore all the sonic possibilities of his instrument. This trio is a variation on his long standing group Vu-Tet, which usually features Stomu Takeishi on bass.
Vu was born in Vietnam, and immigrated to Seattle, where he currently resides, at the age of six. He cut his teeth on New York's creative downtown scene during the 1990s, and has been a core member of guitarist Pat Metheny's groups.