Frank Vignola, one of today's most accomplished and multi-dimensional guitarists, will bring his talents to the Greenwich Library's Cole Auditorium on Sunday, January 9, at 3:30 p.m. In celebration of Django Reinhardt's 100th birthday, Vignola has assembled a topnotch trio for a searing tribute to one of his earliest musical influences.
"Vignola's 100 Years of Django is a perfect present for all lovers of the great Gypsy guitarist," said J Hunter of AllAboutJazz.com.
With a repertoire encompassing every genre from jazz to bluegrass, Vignola's pedigree, including performances and recordings with Donald Fagen, David Grisman and Les Paul, is considered one of the best amongst his peers.
"It's not jazz as we know jazz here in America." said Paul, on naming Vignola to his 'Five Most Admired Guitarists' list for The Wall Street Journal.
As a young adult, Vignola studied at the Cultural Arts Center of Long Island and went on to enjoy an enormous amount of sideman gigs in the 1980s including recording and touring with the likes of Madonna, Leon Redbone and Ringo Starr.
The concert is free and open to the public through the support of the Peterson Foundation. Doors open at 3 p.m. For more information, please contact David Waring at (203) 622-7917.