Frank Vignola's Hot Club (incredible sample video link of the show included below!) is a tribute tour by his quintet in celebration of legendary gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt's music on what would have been his 100th birthday next year. The group also features French accordionist Julien LeBreau, Zach Brock on violin, Gary Mazaroppi on bass, and Vinny Raniolo on Guitar.
Frank plays a Thorell "FV" Guitar
The inaugural concert for this amazing group took place as part of the Wagon Shed Concert Series just outside of Baltimore, Pennsylvania on Friday, October 2, 2009. They will then be playing at festivals and other venues world-wide!
Here are some of the videos from that concert:
Gypsy Mania - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfgCJ6WgDR8
Rimsky Korsakov - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFI1uB0Of2M
Belleville - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wj3PdmqjYjU
Carmen Medley - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FemCatAerTU
Diminishing Blackness - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO49PPmDP-4
Pictures from this concert: http://www.artwachter.com/photography/wagonshed091002/
Watch the Concert on full screen:http://www.songside.com/livetv/fvq.html
(Thanks to the Wagon Shed Concert Series and Songside.com for making this great concert avaliable)
Frank Vignola "100 Years of Django" CD, featuring the music below was released January 26, 2010. 10 Reinhardt Classics recorded completely acoustic.To order: http://www.amazon.com/100-Years-Django-Frank-Vignola/dp/B002YOJC04
More Info: http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/arts-and-entertainment/Guitar-Virtuoso-Frank-Vignola-Pays-Tribute-on-100-Years-Of-Django-89456827.html