Born: July 1, 1963
The Rivington Project, is a musical “gumbo” of influences including rock, funk, jazz and experimental music forms coherently stirred into a very original, angular but highly melodic compositional style that creates first time listeners into long time devotees.
Victor Magnani was born in Staten Island, New York and received B.S. and M.A. degrees from New York University (NYU) in Jazz Guitar and Composition, respectively and is the soul of the band. As The Rivington Project’s main composer Victor never ceases to impress with his progressively original and highly accessible sound. Primarily influenced by the instrumentalist/composers Wayne Shorter, John Scofield, and Oliver Nelson; his ability to express his varied musical influences of rock, funk, jazz and experimental music forms into a very original, angular but highly melodic composing style regularly draws crowds of both musicians and listeners to his performances....