4759c NE Fremont
Portland, Oregon 97213

Nina and Larry have been performing together for over six years playing for private parties, business functions, weddings, benefits, concerts and recordings. Their repertoire of jazz, Latin and show tunes covers the 1930s through the present with Nina’s energetic vocal styling accompanied by Larry’s 7-String guitar. Both are very seasoned musicians and have performed with many jazz greats. In 2004 they recorded their first CD, Lush Life, a collection of 14 songs including ballads, swing and samba.

A student of Judy Davis and Phil Mattson, Nina has toured Europe as lead vocalist in the Blue Saints Jazz Band and has performed with Bennett Friedman, Cal Tjader, Louis Bellson and Woody Hite. She also performed throughout the U.S. with the Del Pompadores, a 50s-60s show band and, throughout her career, has had leading roles in many musical productions. An experienced dancer, she has performed as a singer/dancer for Marriott’s Great America and Disneyland Studios. Nina is a dynamic and captivating performer.

A very versatile guitarist, Larry’s has performed in a broad range of venues. As a studio musician he has played on commercial jingles, movie soundtracks and, for two seasons, performed with the orchestra and recorded soundtracks for the Here’s Lucy show at Paramount studios. Among the many jazz artists with whom he has performed are Louis Bellson, Charlie Byrd, Joe Morello, Buddy Rich and Frank Rosolino. Larry also has a Masters Degree in Classical Guitar performance and has taught jazz and classical guitar at four universities including University of Arizona and U.S.C. He has performed extensively throughout the U.S.


Official Website: http://www.vinideus.net

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