April 20 Saturday Mainstream Jazz @ The Nash: Tony Vacca-sax
Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM (MST)
Saturday Mainstream Jazz @ The Nash - Tony Vacca
featuring Tony Vacca-sax/flute, Dave Henning-piano, Will Goble-bass, Bruce Stodola-drums
A native of New Jersey, Tony Vacca began his professional career at the age of seven in the family band. Tony received his formal training at Arizona State University’s jazz department under the direction of Dan Hearle and Tom Ferguson, and went on to perform and teach in the Phoenix area for the next several years. In 1982, Tony moved to Chicago, where he spent the next 16 years as a highly regarded professional musician and educator.
Over the course of his prestigious career, Tony performed and recorded with such music legends as Lionel Hampton, Sammy Davis, Jr., Richie Cole, Conti Condoli, Irvin Mayfield, John Faddis, The Four Tops, Sam Moore, The Temptations, The Swingtips, Tony Bennett, Frank Foster, Marvin Stamn, and Doc Severinson.
Tony’s CD release, Three Point Landing, was co-produced by Grammy nominated Irvin Mayfield and received rave reviews. Three Point Landing was released on Half Note Records, the official label for the world famous Blue Note Jazz Clubs.
Admission: $15 table/bar, $10 auditorium seat
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