Frank Vignola And Vinny Raniolo On Mountain Stage

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Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo appear on Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of Ohio University in Athens. Technically gifted guitarists with considerable on-stage charisma, both men are respected and versatile jazz players. Growing up in the New York suburbs, Vignola studied guitar at the Cultural Arts Center of Long Island, worked as a sideman for artists like Leon Redbone and Madonna, and led his famed Hot Club of France tribute band in New York City in the late 1980s. His virtuosity has made him a guitarist of choice for many musicians, including Ringo Starr, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel and Mark O’ Connor. Still in his 20s, Raniolo has already performed alongside Tommy Emmanuel, Tony Trishka, Bucky Pizzarelli and David Grisman. Vignola and Raniolo have been touring together as a guitar duo for nearly four years, and have played hundreds of shows together. SET LIST “Carolina In [Click the title to read more…]

New! 1-2-3 Jazz Chord Melody

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BUY NOW: Instant Download – $19 Disc + Download – $39 Chord melody may very well be the most daunting rite of passage for jazz guitarists. Learning how to comp, jazz up melody lines and improvise solos is challenging enough but doing all of that simultaneously is seemingly an impossible task. Especially if you’re a fan of jazz chord melody masters like Joe Pass, Barney Kessel and Bucky Pizzarelli. Meanwhile, you can’t pick up your jazz guitarist credentials without passing that chord melody class. So where do you start? How do you get up and running as quickly as possible? And who will guide you on this learning journey? All three answers can be found inside Frank Vignola’s 1-2-3 Jazz Chord Melody. Frank showed you the ropes with 1-2-3 Jazz and Next Steps Jazz, he jazzed up your blues lines with Jazz Up Your Blues, he stoked your improvisational prowess [Click the title to read more…]