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Frank Vignola's Gypsy Grass

One of the premier acoustic jazz guitarists on the scene today, Frank Vignola has launched a new all-star collective featuring some of the acoustic music scene's hottest young players. Melding contemporary gypsy jazz, bluegrass, toe-tapping swing and front porch picking into a uniquely eclectic, upbeat sound of their own, Gypsy Grass is sure to amaze fans of the various styles and genres it employs. At times sublime, controlled and elegant, these innovators can instantly change gears to wildly imaginative improvisation and nasty, hot picking. Think Django Reinhardt meets Jerry Reed with some flashes of Bach and Miles Davis…

“Frank Vignola is the perfect guitarist really. He knows every chord under the sun, he can drive the rhythm so hard that you really don’t need any more of a rhythm section practically for anything. And then when he begins his solos, one knows immediately that the music making is on the highest plane….Frank is a soloist to the very extreme limits that you would assume a solist could ever be, a genuine virtuoso.” ~Mark O’Connor …This is why Frank Vignola is one of the most sought after acoustic guitarists on the planet. In addition to Mark O’Connor, he has toured and recorded with the likes of Madonna, Elton John, Ringo Starr, Les Paul, Lionel Hampton, Donald Fagen, Queen Latifah, David Grisman, Bucky Pizzarelli, Howard Alden, Gene Bertoncini and many more. He recorded for Concord Jazz and Hyena Records before forming his own label in 2006. Frank also performs with MaMaVig, featuring Jamie Masefield (Jazz Mandolin Project) on mandolin and Gary Mazzaroppi.

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