"I would consider Vivek to be among the most brilliant, complete musicians in the history of mankind."
- Bob Brookmeyer
"Vivek Patel is my favorite trumpet player. He is capable of both great complexity and soulful heartfelt simplicity. His playing is sensitive, graceful, essential and magical. He is highly attuned to drums and rhythm which makes him a joy to play with."
- Ra Kalam Bob Moses