Guitar Masters to perform at Jazz SLC series

By Jeff Metcalf

For the Deseret News

Published: Thursday, March 21 2013 10:20 a.m. MDT

Vignola provides a litany of television staff orchestras Bertoncini played for over the years, including Jack Paar, Merv Griffin and The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. And, just to make certain that Bertoncini’s credentials are impressive enough, Vignola advances an equally impressive inventory of jazz greats and singers he's performed with, including bassist Michael Moore, Wayne Shorter, Paul Desmond, Nancy Wilson, Tony Bennett, Hubert Laws and Earl Coleman. Literally and figuratively, Bertoncini is part of the family because he is the godfather to Vignola’s third son.

Vignola is passionate about jazz and equally passionate about the state of 21st century technology as it relates to his own musical explorations. “This is such an exciting time to be listening to music, and the Internet has truly broadened the scope and thinking of my own music. There are so many branches in the tree of jazz like bebop, post-bop, vocal jazz that it’s entertaining to hear all these new artists coming up. We’re seeing and hearing a new brand of musician.”

If you go:

When: Saturday, March 23, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets: ($30 adults/$10 students) Call ArtTix at 801-355-ARTS

Jeff Metcalf is a professor of English at the University of Utah and an avid jazz fan.

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