With nearly 1,000 engagements in the four years they've been performing as a duo, acoustic guitarists Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo have become one of the most popular and sought-after duos on the international music scene. Drawing on more than 500 years of classic repertoire, Vignola and Raniolo create unique, sometimes intense and often quite beautiful arrangements of familiar and beloved songs. Although both artists have been deeply influenced by many great jazz guitarists, there is very little improvisation in their performances. Instead, their hallmark is a sense of spontaneity, imagination and virtuosity. A typical performance will take the audience on a breathtaking whirlwind tour of music history with Bach, Mozart and Beethoven freely mixed with Ellington and Waller; blended with Gershwin and Carmichael; peppered with Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin, Sting, and Lennon and McCartney, and spiced with Rodrigo and Lecuona.
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