Sparks were flying from the fretboards of Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo at last month’s Folk Project Acoustic Getaway. Just as fun were a pair of workshops from these two guitar wizards.
A three-day vacation? For $200? ‘Acoustic Getaway’ even includes guitar great Frank Vignola, May 23-25
Roll over, Beethoven, and tell Tchaikovsky the news: “We’re going to the ballet, Peter… and Martin Short and Steve Martin are tagging along.” That gives you an idea of what jazz guitar virtuosos Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo were up to on Friday at The Minstrel in Morris Township. You could say they dove [...]
If there were a Mount Rushmore of jazz guitarists, these guys might be on it: Bucky Pizzarelli, who has accompanied everyone worth accompanying since Benny Goodman, was joined in a “Guitar Summit” at Saturday’s Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival by Ed Laub, Frank Vignola and special guest Gene Bertoncini. Bucky continues to tease delightful sounds [...]
By Marie Pfeifer First Night Morris 2012 featured something for everyone. Here is what caught my eye (and ears). Photos by Marie Pfeifer.Please click icon below for captions. The Gods of Jazz The duo of Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo jazzed it up with special guest Bucky Pizzarelli for a rendition of Stairway to Heaven [...]
Video: Frank Vignola’s flying fingers make hummingbird wings look like slo-mo, on Morris Township stage
One of these days PBS should do a Nature special about guitarist Frank Vignola. How many extra fingers is he hiding–and why do they make hummingbird wings seem tortoise-like by comparison? Frank, who packages the virtuosity of Segovia with the impishness of Marx (Harpo, though he looks more like Chico), recently brought down the house [...]
It takes one to know one. Guitar wizard Frank Vignola pays tribute to the late, great Django Reinhardt after a 2010 concert at the Bickford Theatre in Morris Township celebrating Django’s legacy.