Latest CD: Swing Zing

About the Album: Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo play through 13 classic Swing Era songs. Guests include the legendary swing guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli playing his 1947 D’Angelico, Olli Soikkeli, Julian Lage, Gene Bertoncini, Audra Mariel and Gary Mazzaroppi.

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Recent CD: Beloved Earth Songs

About the Album: Two very fine guitarists playing some of Earth’s finest songs! Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo have played over 1,000 duo guitar concerts all over the planet and have played along side the world’s finest musicians. Their playing together as a duo is infectiously fun, melodic and will keep your foot tapping for as long as their guitars make sound.

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Vinny Raniolo Biography

Vinny Raniolo is best known for his accompanying skills and is very high demand rhythm guitarist. His dynamic playing has him to 14 countries on three continents - and still growing - having performed in some of the world's most illustrious venues, including the Sydney Opera House in Australia, The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco . . .

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Jazz St. Louis: Vinny Raniolo

Vinny Raniolo has already performed at some of the top venues in the world with his music. Vinny is dedicated to his career as a professional touring musician, studio musician, educator, and arranger. Vinny has been on numerous recordings with Bucky Pizzarelli, Tommy Emmanuel, Tony Trishka, Matt Flinner, Ken Peplowski to name a few. Vinny is also an experienced educator and has taught classes at Bowling Green University, Kent State University, Asiago Music Conservatory, and others

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Vail Daily: Frank & Vinny

After his years of playing alongside the aforementioned gamut of celebrity musicians, Vignola set out to start a rock band and originally auditioned Raniolo for electric bass. After performing together for a year or so, it became apparent that the young music student had his own fair share of bionic skill on the guitar, and Frank & Vinny was born. “I grew up playing guitar in the ‘90s and I studied a lot of jazz when I was learning,” Raniolo said. “A teacher of mine told me if I learned how to play bass. . .

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