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Frank Vignola, Vinny Raniolo, jazz guitar

Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo, jazz guitar duo

Saturday, March 11th, 7:30 pm

Doors and bar open at 6:45 pm

$25 and up

$10 student tickets

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Frank Vignola is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. Vignola presents a jazz guitar duo with Vinny Raniolo at The Block.

Frank Vignola is an American jazz guitarist. Vignola began on guitar at age five. While he never listened to jazz exclusively, he has a wide range of influences, such as Les Paul, Eddie Van Halen and Frank Zappa. He later studied at the Cultural Arts Center of Long Island. He worked extensively as a sideman in the 1980s, with artists such as Madonna, Leon Redbone, and Ringo Starr. He signed with Concord Jazz in 1993 and has released several albums under his own name since then. He has written 18 instructional guitar books and has recorded multiple instructional CD-ROMs for Truefire.com. Frank lives in New York state. He and his wife Kate have four children, all boys.

Vinny Raniolo is best known for his accompanying skills and is a very high demand rhythm guitarist. His dynamic playing has taken him to 14 countries on three continents (and still growing), and he has performed in some of the world's most illustrious venues, including the Sydney Opera House in Australia, The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, New York's Lincoln Center and the world's oldest indoor concert hall, Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Italy.

Often featured on National Public Radio in duo with Frank Vignola, Vinny has become a familiar figure on Public Television, featured previously on three popular shows, including the heavily programmed Tommy Emmanuel and Friends. Frank and Vinny's own PBS special, Four Generations of Guitars premieres in the 2014-15 season as part of the forthcoming 13 episode series Music Gone Public.Vinny also has worked with artists like Leon Redbone, Vince Giordano, Deana Martin and Olli Soikkeli as well as on screen appearances on HBO's Boardwalk Empire

Frank Vignola, Vinny Raniolo, jazz guitar

Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo, jazz guitar duo

Saturday, March 11th, 7:30 pm

Doors and bar open at 6:45 pm

$25 and up

$10 student tickets

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Frank Vignola is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. Vignola presents a jazz guitar duo with Vinny Raniolo at The Block.