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Les Paul Trio reunites on New Year’s weekend, Jan. 2

By Matt Micucci

Pallo, Vignola and Parrott re-unite for the first time since the passing of the guitar wizard for a concert at the Presbyterian Church, 240 Southern Boulevard, Chatham, NJ.

On June 9, 2015, the world celebrated the 100th anniversary of the late great guitar wizard Les Paul. The jazz and blues guitarist was also a celebrated inventor, who pioneered the solid-body guitar that also made the sound of rock and roll possible.

Each Monday for over a decade, three musicians made magic on Broadway creating the sound behind the legendary guitarist Les Paul at the Iridium Jazz Club. They were guitarist Frank Vignola and Lou Palo, and rhythm guitarist and bassist Nicki Parrott. The Les Paul shows were the best kept secret in New York City for more than a decade. But this saturday, on January 2, that secret is out.

Pallo, Vignola and Parrott will be reuniting for the first time since the passing of Les Paul in 2009. They will be performing a special concert, entitled Frank and Friends: Reuniting the Les Paul Trio, presented by Sanctuary Concerts, that will be taking place at the Presbyterian Church, 240 Southern Boulevard, Chatham, NJ.

On this occasion, they will also be joined by a third guitarist, Frank Vignola. And in order to recreate the magic and atmosphere of the original shows at the Iridium Jazz Club, they will be joined by many surprise guests and friends on stage.

Les Paul loved to showcased different genres and types of music at his shows. He dipped into anything from folk to rock, jazz to Django, while leaving a lot of laughs along the way. This show promises to do just that. Frank Vignola, whose shows are defined by his funny and entertaining personality, will be acting as master of the ceremonies, for this one special concert that also happens to fall on New Year’s weekend.

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