Frank Vignola Trio


Date: November 2, 2019

Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Sponsor: Little Washington Theatre
Venue: Little Washington Theatre
Where: 291 Gay Street Washington VA 22747


Frank Vignola’s stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians and orchestras, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, the Boston Pops, and the New York Pops. Guitar legend Les Paul, named Vignola to his “Five Most Admired Guitarists List” for the Wall Street Journal, stating that “Vignola’s jaw-dropping technique explains why the New York Times deemed him ‘one of the brightest stars of the guitar.’”

Vinny Raniolo is an exciting, very high demand rhythm guitarist who is often featured in duo with Frank Vignola. His dynamic playing has taken him to 14 countries on three continents (and still growing). Vinny has become a familiar figure on Public Television, featured previously on three popular shows, including the heavily programmed Tommy Emmanuel and Friends. Frank and Vinny’s own PBS special, Four Generations of Guitars, premiered in the 2014-15 season as part of the forthcoming 13 episode series Music Gone Public.

After graduating from Berklee School of Music, Gary Mazzaroppi toured extensively with the Lionel Hampton Big Band for five years. Since then, he has accompanied many artists including jazz legends Buddy Rich and Charlie Byrd, as well as Renée Fleming, Willie Nelson, Alicia Keyes, Bela Fleck, and Chuck Mangione. Mazzaroppi performed with both Les Paul and Tal Farlow during a New Jersey Jazz Society’s PBS Special and appeared in a Cinemax Special about Les Paul as well as the PBS Special, The History of Rock and Roll.


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