Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo

Tuesday, July16th, 8:00pm at Preservation Hall
“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
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”.
Currently, Vinny Raniolo is touring with one of the world's finest guitarists, Frank Vignola. He also plays with many notable musicians such as, Tommy Emmanuel, Bucky Pizzarelli and David Grisman to name a few. This year a show will be aired internationally on the PBS network titled "Four Generations Of Guitar" which Vinny is honored to be a part of as the younger generation.  Even though his career in music is only at the beginning, Vinny has already had many opportunities that take most players a lifetime to achieve. He has already toured 14 countries with more to come. Now playing guitar alongside Frank Vignola, he is very excited to see where his musical career will take him.

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