Born: July 14, 1938
As an award-winning jazz vibraharpist/drummer/film, television and classical concert music composer/jazz arranger/big band leader/percussionist/inventor/author, I have worked with Henry Mancini, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Quincy Jones, Rod Stewart, John Williams, Diana Ross, Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Dean Martin, Stan Kenton, Michel Legrand, Mickey Rooney, Milton Berle, Judy Garland, Lalo Schifrin, Jerry Goldsmith, Sammy Davis Jr., Don Ellis, Joe Pass, Alan Silvestri, Burt Bacharach, Gil Evans/Miles Davis big band, Johnny Mathis, Jimmy Webb, Jack Benny, Freddy Hubbard, Manhattan Transfer, Robben Ford, Art Pepper, Benny Golson, Ralph Martieri, Billy May, Bruce Broughton, Cat Anderson, Chappy, Natalie Cole, Nelson Riddle, Don Costa, Jimmy Durante, Earle Hagen, Buddy Hackett, Juan Garcia Esquivel, Florence Henderson, Fred Karlin, Ben Lanzarone, Bob Rozario, John Elizalde, Anthony Marinelli, Charles Fox, George Romanes, Gil Melle, Jack Hayes, John Addison, John Barry, John Collins, Jesse Barish, Jim Cregan, Bob Hughes, Bruce Roberts, Johnny Mann, Lajos Dudas, Lawrence Rosenthal, Lennie Niehaus, Lionel Newman, Marlena Shaw, Martin Denny, Maurice Jarre, Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin, Paul Jabara, Pete Rugolo, The Kim Sisters, Randy Edelman, Ray Anthony, Red Rodney, Red Skelton, Shorty Rogers, Steve and Edye Gourmet, Sid Caesar, Terry Gibbs, Tony Curtis, Van Alexander, Milcho Leviev, Aladar Pege, Billy Byers, Danny Thomas, and Vic Damone, just to name a few, and produced, directed and conducted the official Olympic Jazz Festival for the LAOOC in Los Angeles, 1984....
- Welcome to Hungary by Hrayr Attarian
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CD/LP/Track ReviewMore articles about Tommy Vig
Cohesion, fire, tenderness, fine soloists and excellent charts - The Jazz Record Digest
Intriguing musical statements... of compelling interest - Playboy Magazine
Tommy Vig's talents as a composer, arranger, percussionist and vibe soloist are quite admirable- Jazz And Pop
Big Band with a bite... Brilliant. - Army Times
Superlative playing - Jazz Monthly, England
Swings with a vengeance - Los Angeles Times
Tremendously exciting band - Daily Variety
High standard of performance - Saturday Review of Literature
Excellent - Variety
Milestones along the jazz road - The Las Vegas Sun
-- REVIEWS FOR WELCOME TO HUNGARY ! --
The liner notes of Tommy Vig's Welcome to Hungary certainly create an interesting first impression...
Willing to teachAdvanced students only.
Credentials/BackgroundNorthridge University, Tatabánya Jazz School, Bartók Conservatory, Juilliard School of Music
Clinic/Workshop InformationWilling to teach jazz improvisation on any instrument.