Johnny Vidacovich

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Johnny Vidacovich
Vidacovich in 2008
Vidacovich in 2008
Background information
Birth nameJohn Joseph Vidacovich Jr.
Born (1949-06-27) June 27, 1949 (age 73)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsDrums

John Joseph Vidacovich Jr. (born June 27, 1949) is an American jazz drummer and a member of the band Astral Project with James Singleton, Tony Dagradi, and Steve Masakowski.[1][2]

He has also worked with Bobby McFerrin, Stanton Moore, Charlie Hunter, Willy DeVille, Robert Walter, Mose Allison, Johnny Adams, Professor Longhair, James Booker, and Alvin Tyler.[3][4] He began teaching at Loyola University New Orleans in 1982.[3]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Lifetime Achievement in Music (2020, Gambit's Big Easy Entertainment Award)[5]
  • Best Drummer (12 wins between 1997 and 2018, OffBeat magazine's Best of the Beat Award)[6]
  • Lifetime Achievement Award (2016, OffBeat)[7]
  • Best Contemporary Jazz Drummer (1995 and 1996, OffBeat)[6]
  • Best Contemporary Jazz Album: Banks Street (1996, OffBeat)[6]
  • Best Contemporary Jazz Album: Mystery Street (1995, OffBeat)[6]

Discography[edit]

With Ray Anderson

With John Scofield

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kennedy, Gary W. (2002). "Vidacovich, John (Joseph Jr.) (Johnny V.)". In Kernfeld, Barry (ed.). New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. Vol. 3 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries. p. 844. doi:10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.J717200. ISBN 9781561592845. OCLC 46956628.
  2. ^ "Vidacovich, Johnny, 1949-". id.loc.gov. Library of Congress. January 9, 2018. Retrieved February 11, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Witmer, Rose of Sharon (n.d.). "Johnny Vidacovich Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved February 11, 2020.
  4. ^ Matthews, Bunny (March 1, 2002). "BackTalk with Johnny Vidacovich". OffBeat magazine. New Orleans, LA. Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved February 11, 2020.
  5. ^ Coviello, Will (March 16, 2020). "Big Easy Award nominations announced for music and classical arts". Gambit. New Orleans, Louisiana. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  6. ^ a b c d "Best of the Beat Award Winners: Complete List". Offbeat Magazine. 2018. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  7. ^ Spera, Keith (January 24, 2017). "Best of the Beat Awards Salute Drummer Vidacovich and Other Music Makers". The New Orleans Advocate. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  8. ^ Vidacovich, Johnny (1995). Mystery Street (CD). Diamondhead, Mississippi: Chebasco. OCLC 45126176. 787993149526.
  9. ^ Vidacovich, Johnny (1996). Banks Street (CD). Diamondhead, Mississippi: Record Chebasco. OCLC 44677015. RC1496.
  10. ^ Vidacovich, Johnny (2002). Vidacovich (CD). New York, NY: PawPaw Music. LCCN 2004585920. OCLC 70595970. PM02.
  11. ^ Vidacovich, Johnny; Yamagishi, June; Porter Jr., George (2003). We Came to Play (vol. 1) (CD). Trio Records. OCLC 136087535. 022181.
  12. ^ Anderson, Ray (1988). Blues Bred in the Bone (CD). Munich, Germany: Enja. LCCN 94748365. OCLC 30103629. ENJ-5081 2.

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