After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Economics in 1987, Vinson moved to New York and immediately fell in love with the city. In the 1990s, Vinson studied jazz performance at the Mannes College of Music (now part of the New School) and began his freelance music career. In 1998, he began booking live jazz ensembles for corporate and private events through his newly minted music agency, Just Jazz, and has been providing live jazz groups for events all over the country ever since.
Just Jazz musicians have received formal music training from conservatories such as the Berklee College of Music (Boston) and The Julliard School (New York City), and many now teach at music schools and universities. The list of jazz legends with which his musicians have performed is extensive and includes: Wynton Marsalis, Dave Brubeck, Stan Getz, Ray Charles, Grover Washington Jr., and Pat Methany, among many, many others.