Cuong Vu

Cuong Vu

Photo Hreinn Gudlaugsson
Background information
Born (1969-09-19)September 19, 1969
Saigon, Vietnam
Origin New York City
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Trumpet
Years active 1994–present
Labels Nonesuch
Associated acts Pat Metheny Group, Orange Then Blue

Cuong Vu (born 19 September 1969) is a jazz trumpeter from Vietnam who was a member of the Pat Metheny Group.[1]


Born in Saigon on September 19, 1969, Vu immigrated to Seattle with his family when he was six. At 11 he began to play the trumpet. He received a scholarship from the New England Conservatory of Music.[1]

After graduating Vu moved to New York City in 1994, and formed the group Ragged Jack with Jamie Saft, Andrew D'Angelo, and Jim Black. Vu has worked with Laurie Anderson, David Bowie, Dave Douglas, Myra Melford, Gerry Hemingway, and Mitchell Froom.

While a member of the Pat Metheny Group he won two Grammy Awards for Best Contemporary Jazz Album: Speaking of Now and The Way Up. He worked with Metheny as both trumpeter and vocalist.

Vu's trio consists of bassist Stomu Takeishi and drummer Ted Poor.


As leader

As sideman


  1. 1 2 "Cuong Vu". All About Jazz. Retrieved 18 August 2016.

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