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Tommy Vig

Primary Instrument: Vibraphone

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....
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Awards

Playboy Magazine

Down Beat Magazine

L A Jazz Society

Hungarian State Radio

President of Hungary

Governor of California

Mayor of Los Angeles

Hungarian Jazz Society

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    Welcome to Hungary

    Klasszikus Jazz Records
    2012
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    Welcome to Hungary!

    Klasszikus Jazz Records
    2011
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    Now and Then


    2004
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    1978

    Spotlite Records
    1978
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Welcome to Hungary

Klasszikus Jazz Records (2012)

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”Colossal... jazz totally committed” - The Jazz Journal, London

”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...

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Primary InstrumentVibraphone

LocationBudapest

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.

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