VINCE GIORDANO & THE NIGHTHAWKS
Vince Giordano has long been a top name in the jazz world. Born and raised in New York, he is a Grammy-winning musician that fluidly moves from one jazz-based instrument to the next. His passion for music dates back to when he was merely five years old, when he began amassing an assortment of 60,000 band arrangements, 1920s & ‘30s films, 78 recordings and jazz-age memorabilia. Obsessed with replicating the authentic sound of this period, he tracked down some of the era’s pioneers, including Whiteman’s top arranger Bill Challis, drummer Chauncey Morehouse, and bassist Joe Tarto, and learned the craft directly from them. After years working in the industry as a highly coveted musician, Giordano set about forming his own band (originally called the New Orleans Nighthawks). Since then, they’ve played all over, including black tie galas at the NY Public Library, the Waldorf Astoria and the Rainbow Room. Giordano himself has been seen playing at virtually every NYC jazz club, and is a fixture in the business. He’s portrayed jazz artists from all different time periods in film and TV, such as The Cotton Club, The Aviator, Finding Forrester, Revolutionary Road(and many more star-powered films), and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire (which he also contributed to the soundtrack of). A recent inductee into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, Giordano has given much lauded concerts at Town Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Newport Jazz Festival and the 92nd St. Y over the last four decades.