[Dixielandjazz] The Frank and Joe Show

Ed Danielson mcvouty78 at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 4 09:30:03 PST 2004

This is a promotional piece sent by e-mail from Hyena records, the label for 
the Frank and Joe Show.  If you're anywhere near Denver next weekend, you 
might want to try to make it to this!

Ed Danielson

(featuring Frank Vignola & Joe Ascione)
Make Denver Debut As Part Of Summit Jazz Foundation's "Swinging Jazz 
Concerts" Series on November 12th &13th

In the Donald R. Seawell Grand Ballroom at The Denver Center for the 
Performing Arts

"Once you hear The Frank & Joe Show, you'll have a grasp of the frolic 
generated by the guitarist and percussionist's very nifty swing ensemble. 
Hyper spins through 'Spiderman' and 'Flight of the Bumblebee' are all about 
chops. 'Paper Moon' spilling into 'Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf' is all 
about cheer." - Village Voice

America's hottest roots jazz band, The Frank & Joe Show, do it the old 
fashioned way, hitting the road and bringing the music to the people. 
Featuring Frank Vignola and Joe Ascione, the six-piece New York City unit 
reinvent the vintage spirit like nobody else on the scene today, drawing 
upon elements of Django Reinhardt, Les Paul, Bo Diddley, Mozart, The Doobie 
Brothers, Cole Porter, Cream & Spiderman. It results in music of joyously 
resounding energy and sheer swing delight.

Guitarist Frank Vignola is one of the greatest guitarists the world over. He 
has the rare gift of combining dazzling virtuosity with genuine soul. Every 
note finds its pocket and plays the listener's imagination. His partner, 
percussionist Joe Ascione, leads a telepathic rhythm section that steers the 
music with rolling grooves on djembe and assorted percussion, coloring each 
song with splashes of cymbal, rattling shakers and hand claps. The Frank & 
Joe Show also features Ken Smith on rhythm guitar, Gary Mazzaroppi on bass, 
Chuck Ferruggia on percussion and Rich Zukor on percussion.

Popular song, Gypsy swing, Modern jazz, High & lonesome, Country funk and 
Island grooves...The Frank & Joe Show make it all new again -- timeless 
American music.

Having just released their debut album, 33 1/3, and completing the first leg 
of a U.S. Tour, The Frank & Joe Show are back on tour to make their Denver, 
CO concert debut with performances on Friday, November 12th and Saturday, 
November 13th. This show is presented by The Summit Jazz Foundation as part 
of their "Swinging Jazz Concerts" series.

Atop the Helen Bonfils Theater at The Denver Center for The Performing Arts
14th Street between Champa and Araphoe Streets
Denver, CO

Three Sets - 7:00 to 10:00 PM

The Frank & Joe Show's debut album, 33 1/3, is available now on HYENA. 
Produced by Joel Dorn, and featuring Special Guests: Dr. John, Jane Monheit 
& Janis Siegel of Manhattan Transfer

"This recording knocks you out from the first track." - Philadelphia 

"Frank and Joe give nostalgia a good name once again!" - Newsday

"While there are traditional anchors here and there -- most obviously Django 
and the gypsy guitar groove -- their repertoire and approach are sui 
generis. It's a group full of paradoxes: retro yet contemporary, innovative 
yet familiar, and tongue-in-cheek while musically quite serious. In 
describing The Frank & Joe Show, it would be simpler just to say it's a 
hoot." - All About Jazz

"Time out for fun. And nothing but." - Buffalo News

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