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Vince Wallace

Oakland, California

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Vince Wallace Resident of Oakland, CA June 15, 1939 - Oct. 2, 2012 Jazz icon, tenor saxophonist/ composer For over five decades, Maestro Wallace has played a pivotal role on the Bay Area Jazz Scene. He leaves us with a rich musical legacy and will be long remembered for his soulful saxophone...

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What a creative sax player Vince was! I played piano in his group at the Spigot in Santa Barbara around 1959 . Vince and I wrote a couple of jazz tunes together - I learned so much from him. Our gigs were filled with beautiful and exciting jazz. He was a beautiful soul.

I met Vince in Santa Barbara. He was playing at The Spigot, The House of Jazz. This was back around 1959-1960. I got to sit in with his band. I was in the Navy stationed in San Diego and coming home on weekends. What a great player he was.

vince was the baddest horn player east oakland ever produced

DAD I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU , I MISS YOU ,I LOVE YOU ITS VERY HARD TO THINK YOUR UP THERE WITH OUT ME AND I WANT YOU TOO KNOW I WILL PROMOTE YOU UNTIL I DIE YOUR 1 AND ONLY MARRAANNE YOU ARE A TRUE GREAT AND A NATURAL ARTIST OF EVERY ART FORM XOXO 2013 NOT THE SAME WITHOUT YOU DAD IN LOVING MEMORY MARRA YOUR DAUGHTER AND FAN

I only met Vince once when I visited my Aunt in Oakland. He came across to me as gifted and experienced musician - and a good man!

THINK YOU WERE THE GREATEST ENJOYED THE TIMES WE DID SPEND TOGETHER WILL MISS YOU DAN DIMATTEO

dad I MISS YOU VERY MUCH I THINK OF YOU OFTEN

from mendocino to oakland, a huge journey... Bombay is calling . . .

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you. My sincere condolences to family and devotees of this gifted musician - may he soar in heavens light.

Vince and I went to Fremont High School in Oakland together and I always enjoyed listening to him play. He was a wonderful musician and will be missed by many. Bless you and may you rest in peace.