Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo. Frank Vignola is a world-renowned guitarist that defies categorization, because it may actually be easier to name the artists he has not played with. He’s performed with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Donald Fagen (of Steely Dan fame), Queen Latifah, and toured with Madonna and Leon Redbone. He has done events with the Boston and New York Pops. He’s played with Wynton Marsalis, Mark O’Connor, David Grisman, Tommy Emmanuel, Howard Alden and Bucky Pizzarelli. If that’s not impressive enough, he spent five years on stage every Monday night at The Iridium in New York City with none other than Les Paul (who named Vignola to his “Five Most Admired Guitarists List” for The Wall Street Journal). Recordings? He’s been a featured performer on almost four dozen CDs. Music Education? He’s written 18 guitar instruction books and 6 DVDs. Currently, he’s touring with a 27-year old guitarist named Vinny Raniolo and together they perform over 200 dates per year throughout the world. From Beethoven's Fifth to Swan Lake, Killing Me Softly to Dust in the Wind, and Django Reinhardt to Gershwin, there actually is a common theme– non-stop entertainment and never-ending swing. You'll be amazed before the introductory applause is over.
How versatile is Frank Vignola? He’s collaborated with Lionel Hampton and Madonna, covers Mozart and McCartney on the same record and is one of Les Paul’s favorite guitarists.
Joan Anderman, Boston Globe
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