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by Jack Bowers
For me, Chris Vadala stepped out of the shadows" the first time I heard him perform as a guest artist at an IAJE conference. Who is this guy," I thought to myself, and where has he been hiding?" I later learned that he had logged serious time with the Chuck Mangione Quintet, appeared on more than a hundred albums as well as film and television soundtracks, and was director of the Jazz Studies program at the University of Maryland in ...read more