Music for your soul

Vincent Howard

Mr. Eighty8 Fingers

Musician, producer, director, music teacher

Music for your soul

Vincent Howard

Mr. Eighty8 Fingers

Musician, producer, director, music teacher

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A real musician playing real music

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Music Entertainment Service

Wedding receptions, birthday/anniversary party, corporate events, festivals, church service, or for whatever you may need live entertainment.  


VINCENT HOWARD plays several instruments and is proficient in reading sheet music. For nearly 30 years, he lived in Indianapolis, Indiana where he's worked under many hats. 

  • PIANO ACCOMPANIST - Worked at Indianapolis Public School as an piao accompanist for 10 years at four high schools (Emmerick Manal High, 2006, Thomas Carr High, 2008 , John Marshall Community High, 2011, Crispus Attucks Community High, 2014)
  • KEYBOARDIST - Has played with numerous local artists and bands in Chcago, Indianapolis, and Orlando. He has performed on many stages. One of his greatest accomplishment was performing at NY's famous Apollo Theatre (1998).  
  • MUSIC DIRECTOR (Theater and stage) - Music director for Asante Children's Theatre, Indianapolis, IN. "Birth of Soul", Joyce Liicorish, "An Evening of Songs", Catrece Young, "The Five Heartbeats", Joyce Licorish 
  • PRODUCER - Studio recordings, songwriter collaboration, create instrumental music track, and much more.  He's worked with a host of songwriters. He infusies different styles and genres together to make his own sound, It's best way to define his

My Music


Sound bites of upcoming CD, "The Capricorn Project". Soon to be released on 12/22/2020



All Rights Reserved.(C) 2020 COPYRIGHT VINCENT HOWARD MUSIC. All rights reserved. Unauthorized copying, duplication or broadcasting of this recording without the expressed or written approval of the copyright owner is a viloation of applicable laws. 


Musician Challenge: Earn It (by the Weekend)

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: I do not own the rights to this this song.  This is just a tribute to the Weekend, one of the finest modern day artist.

Summer Madness

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: I do not own the rights to this song. This is a tribute to the band, Kool & the Gang that released the song in 1979.

Who is Vincent Howard?


Vincent Howard - keyboardist, band leader

This musician is known by many names in the midwest.  "Keyboard", "Q-Jam", "Eighty8", ... but whatever name people call him, it's obvious that he can JAM. Back in his high school days ('79), he started a band that won 1st place in a high school talent show. Playing songs like "Summer Madness", "Reach For It", and "P-Funk"... making them one of the hottest bands on Chicago's west side. He moved to Indianapolis, IN in 1988 and started the bands:  Q-Jam (1990-1993), The Choice Band (1998-2006), Blue Soul (2006-2016). His greatest accomplishment was when he performed with The Choice Band on New York's Apollo Theatre's stage. 

"Eighty8" has worked with some of the best musicians and singers that specializes in jazz, R&B, gospel, and pop music. "I am fortunate to find these talented individuals that has a common goal: making music for the soul!" He is available for weddings, receptions, parties, outdoor festivals, corporate and club events. You can contact Vincent Howard by email: or Phone: (407) 734-0079.


Who so ever will; let 'em come

I'm all about setting up and opening the stage to upcoming artists and songwriters. My inspiration comes from so many things in life that leads me to create beautiful compositions. I love writing music and lyrics with artists from start to finish in each recording project.  I want to create and perform music that spans through many cultures and genres.  Even when I perform cover songs, I have so many songs in my playlist. My diversity includes current hits and throwback classics.


My Gear

"I learned a lot from watching bands from the 70s/80s.  Some of my favorite keyboardists are Larry Dunn (Earth, Wind, & Fire), Bernie Worrell (Parliament-Funkedelic), George Duke, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, and Prince".

  • My gear includes: Synthesizers, Hammond organ, Clavinet, Fender Rhodes, Drum machines, Laptops running Propellarhead(r) Reason, Moog Minataur, Vocoder, 5- and 6-string bass.


I've shared the stage with many artists...

 Blue Soul - Billy Ball & the Upsetters - Temica Key Project - Asante Children's Theatre - Nadine Walker - Catrece Young - 

Joyce Licorish - Renee King - Alaina Rene - Deaon Forever - Deborah Asante - Keesha Dixon - Craig & Tonya Shelton - Bashiri Asad - 

Leslie Red - Carlos Sanchez - Damon Mendes (Cameo) - "Big" Joe & Trand Lane (The Choice Band) - Johnny Sutton - Q-Jam

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Do you have questions? Want to book a show? Need a musician's ollaboration on your song? 

Reach out and let's make music happen. 


(407)734-0079 - Orlando, FL (317)531-8695 - Indianapolis, IN

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