The Frank Vignola Trio
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, 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 NY Times deemed him "one of the brightest stars of the guitar". With over 1000 engagements in the last six years alone, Frank Vignola has become one of the most popular and sought after guitarists on the international music scene. His dynamic genre-spanning music has brought him to 14 countries on three continents - and still growing - performing in some of the world's most illustrious venues, including the Sydney Opera House in Australia, Carnegie Hall, Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, NY's Lincoln Center and the world's oldest indoor concert hall, Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Italy.
Vinny Raniolo is best known for his accompanying skills and is a high demand rhythm guitarist. In duo with Frank Vignola, he has traveled to over 14 countries. Vinny also works with artists like Leon Redbone, Vince Giordano, Deana Martin and Olli Soikkeli, as well as on screen appearances on HBO's Boardwalk Empire.
Gary Mazzaroppi attended Berklee College of Music earning a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. After graduating from Berklee, he joined the Lionel Hampton Big Band. During his five years with the Hampton Band, he toured extensively throughout US, Europe, South America and Asia, in addition to continuing his studies with bassist Richard Davis. He performed with both Les Paul and Tal Farlow during the New Jersey Jazz Society's PBS special Jersey Jazz Guitars. He also appeared in the Cinemax Special Les Paul: He Changed the Music, as well as the PBS special The History of Rock and Roll.