“Valentino does it all. He’s modern and eclectic, but also distinctive and well-rooted.” —The Roanoke Times
Don’t miss the chance to see acclaimed jazz guitarists Vinny Valentino & Steve Cardenas and their formidable group at Zinc on Monday, May 8. They’re supported by bassist Boris Koslov and percussionist Luisito Quintero.
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 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.
Steve Cardenas is an accomplished jazz guitarist with a career spanning over two decades. He has performed with numerous renowned musicians, including Paul Motian and Joey Baron, and is currently a member of the Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra, Steve Swallow Quintet, and the Ben Allison Band. Cardenas has toured extensively across the United States, Canada, Europe, and South America, and has played at numerous prestigious jazz festivals such as the North Sea Jazz Festival and Montreux Jazz Festival. In addition to his work with these groups, Cardenas also leads his own trio and performs regularly at venues in New York City. Don’t miss your chance to see this talented musician live—get your tickets now.
Showtimes are at 7:00 pm & 8:30 pm. Get your tickets now, available for $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Don’t miss out on this magical evening of jazz guitar! For more info, visit https://www.zincjazz.com.
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