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CHARLIE TRAVELER PRESENT: An Evening with Frank Vignola’s Hot Jazz Guitar Trio
- Saturday, January 12, 2019
- The Main Stage
- $27 Advance / $32 Day of Show
- Tickets on Sale Now
- Limited Tables Available with a Dinner Reservation :: All Other Seating is First Come First Serve General Admission :: Please Call Venue for Dinner (Table) Reservations
Frank Vignola’s Hot Jazz Guitar Trio returns to Asheville for the first time in three years! One of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today, Frank Vignola’s stunning virtuosity is truly something that has to be experienced in the live setting. This will be the debut of Frank’s new Trio, after spending the last couple years recuperating from a bad ATV accident. Grab some dinner at Isis and enjoy an intimate, seated show with this incredible live act!
Frank Vignola’s Hot Jazz Guitar Trio · 8:30PM
” How versatile is Frank Vignola? He’s collaborated with Lionel Hampton and Madonna, covers Mozart and McCartney on the same record and is one of Les Paul’s favorite guitarists.”
– Joan Anderman, Boston Globe
“Vignola, who possesses jaw-dropping technique, wears his influences on the tip of his pick”
– Mike Joyce – Washington Post
“For me, the standout musician in the ensemble was guitarist Frank Vignola, who can play more musically at ridiculous tempos than just about anyone I’ve heard. Vignola had the crowd in the palm of his hand for every solo.”
– The Jazz Session Jason Crane, Tanglewood Jazz Festival
“It’s not jazz as we know jazz here in America.”
– Les Paul, on naming Vignola to his ‘Five Most Admired Guitarists’ list for The Wall Street Journal.
“One of the brightest...stars of the guitar” – New York Times
“The monstrous Frank Vignola...is one of the most vicious tremelo-pickers on the scene” – Jude Gold – Guitar Player Magazine
Frank Vignola, born December 30th, 1965, 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 Vignole to his “Five Most Admired Guitarists List: for the Wall Street Journal. Vignola’s jaw- dropping technique explains why the new York Times deemed him “one of the brightest stars of the guitar”.
With over 1000 engagements in the last five 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, The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, New York’s Lincoln Center and the world’s oldest indoor concert hall, Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Italy.
Often featured on National Public Radio, Frank Vignola has also become a familiar figure on Public Television, featured previously on three popular shows, including the heavily programmed Tommy Emmanuel and Friends. His own PBS special, “Four Generations of Guitar” produced by Peter Berkow, premieres in the 2015 season as part of the forthcoming 13 episode series “Music Gone Public”, where they will be joined by special guests, Bucky Pizzarelli, Joe Craven and Tommy Emmanuel.
Vignola has written over 18 music books for Mel Bay Publications. He has also produced 8 full length video teaching courses for Truefire.com. His on-line lesson and workshop courses have had over 137 enrolled students in the last 2 years. He has and continues to conduct clinic’s, masterclasses and workshops at Music Universities all over the world including Julliard and Boston University.