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Aura is a unique New York City based group made up of four studio musicians of diverse musical styles. Formed almost 10 years ago, all the members met each other on various recording sessions in the busy NYC studio world. Aura quickly became the house band performing and developing their sound for over 10 years in the Tribeca venue Flor Del Sol. All 4 members come from a resume of literally thousands of gigs and recording sessions for many of the greatest artists in the world.
The new CD features the guitars of its leader and composer Tony Viscardo. The core of the group is Mr. Viscardo on guitars, acoustic and electric / Cliff Schmitt Acoustic Bass/ Frank Valdes Percussion and Bob Magnusson/Soprano Saxophone.
On this there their 2nd CD Aura has brought on board many world-renowned guest musicians.
Percussionist Manolo Badrena (Weather Report) Saxophonists Bob Sheppard (Steely Dan, Chick Correa) Chris Hunter (Gil Evans) Violinist David Mansfield (Sting, Bob Dylan) Pianist Charles Blenzig (Michael Franks, Gato Barberi) Guitarist’s Vinnie Zummo (Joe Jackson) Hernan Romero (Al Di Meola) all add their talents to Aura’s unique sound.