Aura is a 4 piece NYC based Band. Led By Guitarist/Producer Tony Viscardo.Aura 's players Are all seasoned NYC studio players . The band Found a home in New Yorks Tribeca District . Performing thier own blend of Flamenco/Jazz/ and world music .
Tony Viscardo - Guitarist, leader. Tony has been a guitarist on many stages of the world as well as a prolific recording artist. His many recordings and live work show his diverse background in jazz, flamenco, and various new world styles. He has produced many other artists including Veronica Martel/Big City Swing, Conosur, and numerous upcoming artists from his state of the art studio. His unique guitar stlyings come from his many jazz influences and world music interests.
Bob Magnuson - Yamaha Wind Synth, Alto & Soprano saxophones, Co-leader.
Bob comes from a jazz background and has performed and recorded with Cleo Laine, Tony Bennett, Alicia Keyes, Whitney Houston, BB King and Frank Zappa's Universe. You have heard him play on hundreds of TV commercials from companies including Diet Coke, Macy's, JC Penny, and Chevrolet. Bob brings a vibrance to the stage with Tony and the years of performing together and their friendship communicate to any audience.
Dave Jackson - Acoustic bass. Dave has toured the world many times appearing with many major jazz acts including Sonny Rollins, Ruth Brown, and T.S. Monk.
Frank Valdez - Percussion. Leading freelance percussionist in the New York area. Frank plays on many recordings for a variety of latin and jazz artists including Machito, Paquito De Rivera, and Dizzy Gillespie comes from a long line of percussionists in the tradition of latin music. He has composed music for motion pictures including "The Kitchen" and leads varoius groups of his own when not playing with Aura.