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Akina Adderley & The Vintage Playboys is an Austin soul band whose unique sound blends elements of rock, funk, and old-school R&B. Front person/vocalist Akina Adderley lights up the stage as "the little woman with the big voice." Granddaughter of jazz trumpet great Nat Adderley, grandniece of jazz saxophone legend "Cannonball" Adderley, and daughter of Nat Adderley, Jr. (producer/pianist/band leader for Luther Vandross), Akina brings a distinguished musical pedigree to the Vintage Playboys, who are a tight group of seasoned players from an eclectic musical background. The brainchild of four inspired musicians, AAVP is now a powerhouse nine-piece, and has become a vital part of Austin's newly resurrected soul scene. The band has been playing for nearly three years, and has shared bills with such acts as Big Sam's Funky Nation, Gary Clark, Jr., T Bird and the Breaks, Pinetop Perkins, The Greyhounds, and Carolyn Wonderland. On the heels of tremendously well-received showcases at SXSW '09 and '10, a successful taping for Radio Without Borders on Austin's KUT 90.5 FM, an enthusiastically welcomed debut album release, a taping for News 8 Austin's Summer Rooftop Series, and several impressive road shows from Memphis to Los Angeles, AAVP's fan base continues to grow and excitement surrounding their live performances is steadily increasing. AAVP's eponymous debut full-length record was released in 2009, and is available on iTunes and CD Baby, as well as at several area record stores. The band is currently working on their sophomore album, scheduled for a Spring 2011 releasehttp://www.aavpsoul.com/
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