Ferenc Erkel
Tony Bennett
Tony Curtis
(Movies & TV)
Judy Garland
(Movies & TV)
Frank Sinatra
Woody Allen
(Movies & TV)
Joe Zawinul

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Tommy Vig

Knowledge Identifier: +Tommy_Vig


Tommy Vig

Hungarian jazz vibraharpist, drummer, percussionist, arranger, big band leader, film, television, and classical concert composer, inventor, author, and educatoradd

Category: Music (655)

Born in 1938.

Countries: United States (63%), Hungary (21%), Austria (16%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Ferenc Erkel, Tony Bennett, Tony Curtis

Linked to: Juilliard School, Museum of Fine Arts, Music school, California State University, Northridge




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Tommy Vig was born in 1938 add something


At the age of 9, his drumming won him the 1947 MGM-Jazz Competition in Budapest . add something


Vig completed his studies at the Bela Bartok Conservatory in 1955 and the Ferenc Erkel Music High School in 1956. add something


Following the crushing of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, he fled to Vienna where he played concerts with Fatty George and Joe Zawinul. add something


In 1961 he settled in Las Vegas, where he performed with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Curtis, Woody Allen, Judy Garland, and Tony Bennett. add something


In 1970, Vig moved to Los Angeles where he worked in Warner Brothers, Fox, Universal, CBS, Columbia, ABC, Disney, Goldwyn, MGM, and Paramount Studios. add something


ErTon Prize by the Hungarian State Radio in Budapest in 1994. add something


The Hungarian Jazz Federation awarded him first prize in Musical Arrangement in 2006, while the Budapest Jazz Orchestra commissioned and performed his piece: "Budapest 1956" in front of U.S. Ambassador April H. Foley at the Museum of Fine Arts. add something


Dob ("Beat It/" on Tom-Tom Records), "Now and Then", and most recently Welcome to Hungary/ The Tommy Vig Orchestra 2012 Featuring David Murray. add something