Monday, August 6 2018

Vinny Valentino trio

Monday, August 06
8pm & 10pm

“Valentino does it all. He’s modern and eclectic, but also distinctive and well-rooted.” —The Roanoke Times

Acclaimed jazz guitarist Vinny Valentino brings his formidable trio to Zinc jazz club on Monday, August 6. He’s supported by bassist John Benitez and drummer Joel Rosenblatt.

Versatile is an understatement when describing guitarist and composer, Vinny Valentino. Playing guitar since age six, this native Virginian began touring in a progressive rock band while still in high school. At age 16, influenced by the music of George Benson, Vinny began pursuing Jazz as a career. He recalls, “The turning point for me was hearing George Benson in concert; I had never heard anybody play like that. It was an eye-opening experience.”

Vinny earned his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies at HowardUniversity. He began his musical studies at NorthernVirginiaCommunity College and continued them at GeorgeMasonUniversity before concentrating on jazz at Howard. In 1988, he released his first solo recording entitled, Vinny Valentino, and now has twelve recordings to his credit.

Vinny has shared the stage with such jazz greats as Steve Smith, Tom Coster, Russell Ferrante, Tom Scott, Gary Bartz, Victor Bailey, John Benitez, Peter Erskine, Dave Weckl, John Patitucci, Randy Brecker, George Benson, Steve Gadd, Chick Corea, Dennis Chambers, Bill Evans and Jimmy McGriff. .

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82 West 3rd Street (btw Thompson & Sullivan) Greenwich Village New York NY 10012 tel. 212-477-ZINC (9462) Open 7 days: 6pm-2:30am weeknights 6pm-3am weekends

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