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Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo 
General Event Information
Event Category:
Live Music: Jazz
$22.50 * contact the Venue listed below for ticketing information  
Dates and Times:
June 17-18, 7:30-9:00PM

Frank Vignola is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, Mark O’Connor, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignola to his “Five Most Admired Guitar List” for the Wall Street Journal. Vignola’s jaw-dropping technique explains why the New York Times deemed him “one of the brightest…stars of the guitar”.

As a young adult, Vignola studied at the Cultural Arts Center of Long Island and went on to enjoy an enormous amount of sideman gigs in the 1980s including recording and touring with the likes of Madonna, Leon Redbone, and Ringo Starr. as well as coming into his own as a leader in 1988 with his famed Hot Club of France tribute which was hailed in the NY Times as one of the top ten acts in New York City in 1988 and forged the way for the many Django Hot Club groups that followed.

He also recorded a collection of Gershwin pieces for Mel Bay Records titled, Vignola Plays Gershwin, which was number 2 in NPR radio airplay charts. In recent years, Vignola has recorded two important collaborative CD’s, Just Between Frets with Tommy Emmanuel and Frank-N-Dawg, Melody Monsters with mandolinist David Grisman.

Even though his career in music is only at the beginning, Vinny Raniolo has already had many opportunities that take most players a lifetime to achieve. Vinny has already toured 14 countries with more to come. Now playing guitar along side many of the finest musicians in the world, he is very excited to see where his musical career will take him. In addition to touring with Frank, he also plays with other notable musicians, such as Tommy Emmanuel, Bucky Pizzarelli and David Grisman. This year a show titled "Four Generations Of Guitar" will be aired internationally on the PBS network. Vinny is honored to be a featured in the show as the younger generation.
Venue Information
2033 6th Ave  
Zip Code:
United States 
(206) 441-9729 
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