Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks

Grammy-winner Vince Giordano, Nighthawks, has played in New York’s nightclubs and appeared in movies: The Cotton Club and The Aviator, Finding Forrester and Revolutionary Road. They also performed at concerts at Jazz At Lincoln Center, Town Hall and Newport Jazz Festival. Other recordings include the soundtracks to Terry Zwigoff’s Ghost World, Tamara Jenkins’ The Savages and Robert DeNiro’s The Good Shepherd. Also, John Krokidas’ feature Kill Your Darlings and HBO’s Grey Gardens. Todd Haynes’ HBO miniseries Mildred, Pierce, and a Haynes film called Carol are all available on YouTube. You can also see and hear the Nighthawks in USA Network’s Royal Pains as well as in the PBS series Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook. Giordano was born in Brooklyn and his passion for the music and those who made it started at age 5. Giordano has amassed a remarkable collection of over 60.000 band arrangements, 20’s and 30’s films, 78 recordings, and jazz-age memorabilia. Giordano studied with some of the most important survivors from that period, including Whiteman’s Hot Arranger Bill Challis, Chauncey Morehouse, as well as Joe Tarto, the bassist. Giordano’s passion and dedication to authenticity led him to form the Nighthawks, a band of like-minded musicians. Vince Giordano is the one who has kept alive this amazing American music genre that continues to share the joy and sadness of an era that has shaped our country. The Nighthawks and Vince Giordano will be performing 2 concerts at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing; Town Hall’s Cole Porter – La Ambassadeur Review, Music Mountain; Old Westbury Gardens and Kingsborough College; Music Mountain; Pier 84’s Moon Dance; the Newport Jazz Festival and Morgan Park in Great Neck. Vince Giordano can also be heard at Iguana NYC every Monday and Tuesday. The Nighthawks and Vince Giordano performed for thousands at the Grand Central Terminal Centennial Celebration. Wynton Marsalis and Vince Giordano performed 12 shows at Dizzy’s Club Cola-Cola in Jazz in Lincoln Center in 2012, playing the music of Louis Armstrong, His Hot Five, and Seven. Their New Year’s Eve performance was streamed live and broadcast on Sirius Radio and NPR. Vince Giordano

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