Home

From the blog

Four legendary guitarists perform one jazz show in Salt Lake City

No Comments

By Rebecca Howard – The Salt Lake Tribune Four of America’s best jazz guitarists will converge in Salt Lake City on Saturday for the Guitar Masters Summit. Bucky Pizzarelli, Howard Alden, Gene Bertoncini and Frank Vignola will bring their guitars and considerable talent to Capitol Theatre for the JazzSLC event. “I trust these four giants to do something amazing,” said Kevin Johansen, professor of guitar studies at the University of Utah. “I would go to hear any one of them individually. The fact that they’re all four together is exciting.” While it’s not unheard of to have four guitarists perform in one concert, it is an unusual event, Johansen said. “I know it sounds guitar-heavy, but each of these players has a unique personality and sound that’s all their own.” Frank Vignola said the first time the group all assembled in this configuration was about 15 years ago, for a [Click the title to read more…]

Read More »

Buy Downloadable Tracks Directly from Frank on Bandcamp

No Comments

You can now purchase downloadable audio tracks from Frank on Bandcamp. Check ’em out! Flight of the Bumblebee (Korsokov) by Frank Vignola Without a Doubt by Frank Vignola Gene (for Bertoncini) by Frank Vignola Bei Mir Bist Du Schon by Frank Vignola Liebestraum (Liszt) by Frank Vignola Carmen, Part 1 (Bizet) by Frank Vignola Gypsymania by Frank Vignola

Read More »

Frank Vignola Jazzing Things Up (Tahlequah Daily Press)

1 Comment

by Rob W. Anderson – Source One of guitar legend Les Paul’s favorite jazz musicians was in Tahlequah on Friday to conduct a free workshop at Northeastern State University’s Jazz Lab. World-renowned guitarist and educator Frank Vignola, along with fellow New York guitarist Vinny Raniolo, provides insight on what it means to be a musician. Raniolo began playing at age 6. His love of playing guitar and music began after listening to jazz records with his dad, who would host Thursday rehearsals in their New York-area home, and still loves to play guitar today. “The first records I heard were Les Paul records, Charlie Christian records, Joe Pass records and Django Reinhardt records,” said Raniolo. “My father was a fan of guitar and banjo music. He still plays today semi-professionally. He showed me some chords and some of the songs. I played along to the records for the first three [Click the title to read more…]

Read More »