Frank Vignola Jazzing Things Up (Tahlequah Daily Press)

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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…]