Band Biographies

Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo

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 […]

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Davina & The Vagabonds

Davina Sowers and the Vagabonds have created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows, level A musicianship, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers’ commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences one show at […]

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Marquis Hill Blacktet

Trumpeter and composer Marquis Hill is widely recognized as one of the preeminent voices on the instrument of his generation. Raised in the Chatham neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, his introduction to music was made by taking up the drum kit in the fourth grade. However, after being inspired by a cousin his focus soon […]

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The Rad Trads

Based in New York City, The Rad Trads have quickly gained a reputation as one of New York’s most entertaining live acts. They bring their love of the game to a diverse style of soulful American music, with influences ranging from early jazz to New Orleans brass band, R&B, the Chicago and delta blues, and […]

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Robert Jospé Express – Trio

The Robert Jospé Express with Butch Taylor on keyboards, and Dane Alderson on electric bass play a percussive driven mix of jazz, rock, funk and Latin with a contemporary electric sound. Born in Manhattan, Robert Jospé was inspired by his Belgian parents love of music and began playing the drums at fourteen. He had his […]

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The Second Marine Aircraft Wing Jazz Ensemble

Located at Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina, the Second Marine Aircraft Wing Band continues the proud tradition of excellence in military music that has become the hallmark of the Marine Music Program. Consisting of 51 Marine Musicians, the Second Marine Aircraft Wing Band is a highly trained and versatile musical organization. Since […]

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Duck Jazz Festival Celebrates Ten Years

Duck, NC – The Duck Jazz Festival presented by PNC celebrates its 10th year of bringing high quality jazz performers from around the nation to the Town of Duck for this special event held annually on Columbus Day weekend. This year’s festival adds a new event in the Duck Town Park, a Concert on the […]

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