“Acoustic Guitar Music like you’ve never heard before!”
Frank Vignola is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, Mark O Connor, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignola to his “Five Most Admired Guitarists List” for the Wall Street Journal. Vignola’s jaw-dropping technique explains why the New York Times deemed him “one of the brightest…stars of the guitar”.
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“There is little in this world so awe-inspiring as witnessing total mastery of a musical instrument. Like seeing Yo-Yo Ma play the cello or Placido Damingo belt out an aria – sometimes a performer’s perfection can elevate a piece of music to heights beyond the realm of imagination. By all accounts, Frank Vignola conjures just that sort of magic with his acoustic guitar.” – Matt Cauthron – Intermission Magazine
“Vignola, who possesses jaw-dropping technique, wears his influences on the tip of his pick” – Mike Joyce – Washington Post
“A spectacular sold out concert ushered in the 7th year of Jazz at the Powerhouse.” – Mary Johnson – Baltimore Sun
“Listeners including myself were hooting and hollering in reaction to the Vignolas group’s burning set” – Melissa Merli – News Gazette – Krannert Center Guitar Festival
“For me, the standout musician in the ensemble was guitarist Frank Vignola, who can play more musically at ridiculous tempos than just about anyone I’ve heard. Vignola had the crowd in the palm of his hand for every solo.”- The Jazz Session Jason Crane, Tanglewood Jazz Festival
” 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
“It’s not jazz as we know jazz here in America.” – Les Paul, on naming Vignola to his ‘Five Most Admired Guitarists’ list for The Wall Street Journal.
“Frank Vignola has too much fun onstage to be as serious about his music as he obviously is.” – Louisville Music News
“Vignola returned on Sweet Georgia Brown, exhibiting his acoustic mastery in exhilarating single string runs, complex flurries and astounding full register riffs. When speed and clarity were demanded, Vignola stunned.” Downbeat
“One of the brightest…stars of the guitar” – New York Times
“Vignola’s finger flying solos sparked stupendous versions of Limehouse Blues and Minor Swing.” – Kansas City Star
“The monstrous Frank Vignola…is one of the most vicious tremelo-pickers on the scene” – Jude Gold – Guitar Player Magazine