You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your ReverbNation experience.


Rank #29 US JC, NJ Classical



Bio: Enjoy the music for optimal listening listen with your favorite headsets . Described as a worthy talented musician by El Diario,Armando has performed in chamber Ensembles,Orchestras,and as soloist through out the tri-state area and abroad. He has been principal for the Operafestival di Roma Or... See Full Bio

More Info


Posted a new photo: "" http://www.reverbnation.com/c./poni/208418928


“Described as a Worthy Talented Musician”
—  EL Diario La Prensa
All Press

Recent Blogs

Sep 29, 2010
The Power of Five CD Release . On this CD you'll hear the masterful quintet of W... [more]
All Blogs


Play All | Queue All | Share All


All Videos


  • 2011

    May 1

    Staten Island, NY, US | 6:00pm
    Center for the Arts College...
    Staten Island, NY, US
    Sun May 01, 2011 6:00pm


    Performance of Swing Along composed by Will marion cook for male voice, clarinet and strings sung by soloist Dorian Lake ,clarinetist, Armando Vazquez ' Porgy & Bess Concert,' May 1 On Sunday, May 1 at 4 p.m., please join us at the College of Staten Island Arts Center for “The Porgy & Bess Concert.” The concert will include performances by: The Wagner College Choir and Sinfonietta, the Wagner College Chamber Singers and the Stretto vocal ensemble, all conducted by Roger Wesby The College of Staten Island Chorus, conducted by Marina Alexander The Salvatones, directed by Daniel Brondel Featured soloists Celeste Headlee (soprano) and Anthony Turner (baritone) The first half of the program will include songs by pioneer black musical theater composer Will Marion Cook, William Grant Still, Hall Johnson, Duke Ellington and Kurt Weill. The second half will be comprised of a baker’s dozen of songs from “Porgy and Bess” as arranged by Gershwin’s friend, Robert Russell Bennett, including “Summertime,” “Bess, You is my Woman Now” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So.” Tickets to the concert are $15, students and seniors $10. For more information about the concert, contact Roger Wesby at 718-390-3205 or rwesby@wagner.edu. ABOUT ‘THE PORGY & BESS CONCERT’ George Gershwin, one of the leading architects of “the American Sound,” always wanted to compose a “jazz opera.” At the height of his powers, he found what he considered suitable material: a play by a white southern gentleman, DuBose Heyward, and his wife, Dorothy, about Catfish Row, a black slum in Charleston, S.C. Arranged by Gershwin’s friend, Robert Russell Bennett, “The Porgy & Bess Concert” includes nearly all of the opera’s finest gems: “Summertime,” “A Woman is a Sometime Thing,” “Gone, Gone, Gone,” “My Man’s Gone Now,” “Promised Land,” “I Got Plenty of Nothin’,” “Bess, You is My Woman Now,” “Oh, I Can’t Sit Down!,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” “There’s a Boat that’s Leavin’ Soon for New York City” and “Oh Lawd, I’m on My Way.” Featured soloist CELESTE HEADLEE is better known to public radio listeners as the co-host of the Public Radio International morning show, “The Takeaway.” She is an operatically trained soprano and the granddaughter of William Grant Still, considered to be the “dean of African-American composers.” Soloist ANTHONY TURNER, a distinguished baritone, performs internationally in genres ranging from opera to musical comedy and is an acknowledged master interpreter of spirituals. Headlee and Turner will be joined by the Wagner College Choir, the Choir of the College of Staten Island, and the Wagner Sinfonietta, a 32-piece symphony orchestra including members of the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra and other professionals from the metropolitan orchestra. STRETTO is an elite vocal ensemble that cultivates close harmony, jazz, and gospel music. Founded in 1999 by Roger Wesby, the ensemble consists of current students and alumni of Wagner College. Stretto has performed at the National Arts Club in Grammercy Park, at the Symphony Space for the Wall-to-Wall Joni Mitchell Tribute, and for the 25th annual Commemoration of the Life and Music of Alex Wilder. The ensemble has toured annually with Wagner’s College Choir and regularly anchors events like the Vocal Jazz Set and the annual Tribute to Black Music at Wagner College. THE SALVATONES is a professional vocal ensemble that premiered in October 2010. Under the leadership of music director Daniel Brondel and CEO Salvatore Diana, the ensemble has already made many appearances in venues as diverse as the Paul Creston Award Celebration, the vocal recital of member Dorian Lake, a corporate event on behalf of DraftFCB, the VIP reception of the I’m Too Young For this Stupid Cancer OMG! Pre-Summit Reception, and in a fundraiser for the St. John’s-in-the-Village Music Fund.

  • 2011

    Feb 4

    Bayonne, NY, US | 8:00pm

    Bayonne, NY, US
    Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:00pm


    Featuring Guest Artists Philip Smith Principal Trumpet, New York Philharmonic Sheila Smith Soprano Guest Conducting Appearance Captain Kenneth Force, Director United State Merchant Marine Academy Band Prelude Performance Ramapo High School Wind Ensemble Jacqueline Sarracco, Director Program Highlights Overture to La Gazza Ladra - Giaochino Rossini Gilbert and Sullivan Highlights - arranged by Kenneth Force The Anchovy Strut - William Pruyn

  • 2010

    Nov 19

    Bayonne, NY, US | 8:00pm

    Bayonne, NY, US
    Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:00pm
  • 2010

    Nov 10

    Bayonne, NY, US | 8:00pm

    Bayonne, NY, US
    Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:00pm


    Guest Conducting Appearance Col. Timothy Foley Director of the President’s Own (retired) Prelude Performance Mahwah High School Wind Ensemble Jeffrey Bittner, Director Program Highlights Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, - Leonard Bernstein Fort McHenry Suite, - Julie Giroux Present the Colors, - John Philip Sousa Stars and Stripes Forever, - John Philip Sousa

  • 2010

    Oct 12

    Paramus, NJ, US | 7:00pm
    Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre
    Paramus, NJ, US
    Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:00pm


    Member's of The Ridgewood Concert Band will perform Franz Schubert's Wind Symphony for 10 wind musicians . Guest star Bucky Pizzarelli will also be performing A Night of Musical Inspiration to Benefit the Chapel Renovation at Bergen Regional Performance Date: 10/12/2010, 7:00 pm A Night of Musical Inspiration to Benefit the Chapel Renovation at Bergen Regional With Special Guest Star Bucky Pizzarelli. Anna Maria Ciccone Theartre Tue, Oct. 12, 2010 at 7pm To purchase tickets and to get more information, please click on the attached link: www.bergenregional.com

All Shows


All Store Items
No Store Items (hidden to fans).


Add Comment
  • Priscilla Jones (Artist) Priscilla Jones
    The music sounds so beautiful! classical music is always enjoyable to hear
  • Russell Bell (Artist) Russell Bell
    very impressive Armando,if i ever needed a clarinet,you would be my very first choice
    MR. Pritchard many thanks for visiting and for your message! I look forward to more of your music
  • Peter Pritchard (Artist) Peter Pritchard
    I enjoyed your playing very much Armando.You have a beautiful tone.The Swan has always been a favourite of mine.Nice to hear a clarinet version instead of cello.Greetings f...
    Mista Thank you for coming thorugh and listening, im glad you like it !
  • Mista Perez (Artist) Mista Perez
    You play wonderfully. chopin nocturn what a wonderful piece.
All Comments



200 characters remaining
Submit Question
Q: I like the way you get a very vibrant, translucent sound with a nice center but no harshness or stridency. What mouthpiece and cl. do you currently play?
A: Hello, Thank you foremost for taking a journey to my page and listening to the music and the clarinet. I have used Buffet R -13 clarinets and a Vandoren 5RV lyre profile 88 mouthpiece that was given to me by David Weber and the bonade ligature piece .For chamber music I use a Vandoren B40 profile 88 that was refaced in nyc. Thank you again for your presence and compliment.

Asked by anonymous. Answered on Tue Nov 27 2012

All Questions


  • Song Plays 3,794 +2

  • Video Plays 201

  • Total Fans 146 +1

  • ReverbNation Fans 81 +1

  • YouTube Subscribers 45

  • Widget Impressions 196


All Fans

Artist Recommendations

  • Heike Matthiesen
    Heike Matthiesen
    Frankfurt, HE, DE
  • Thomas Piercy - Clarinet
    Thomas Piercy - Clar...
    New York, NY
  • Rebecca Patrick Flaherty
    Rebecca Patrick Flaherty
    Savannah, GA
All Favorites