In February 2000, Vann set a new Guinness world record for circular breathing, holding one continuous note for 47 minutes, 6 seconds, surpassing Kenny G’s record of 45 minutes, 47 seconds. August 2001 Vann won first place at GMA’s seminar in the Rockies at Estes Park, Colorado for the national Solo Instrumental Artist competition. Vann has had the honor of performing at the White House for their Annual Holiday Open House during the Christmas season over the past five years. Vann was also privileged to entertain guests of Alabama's Governor Bob Riley at a Christmas party at the Governor’s Mansion in Montgomery, Alabama. Vann and his wife Teresa have traveled all over the world performing and sharing their talents. Teresa is a gifted singer and songwriter.
Goodfellas is a Birmingham based jazz duo featuring the talents of Jeff Lopez on sax and Ken Talley, Sr. on keys. Goodfellas specializes in contemporary Jazz and R&B with a touch of Pop. Performances regularly include a variety of venues throughout the southeast, including nightclubs, corporate and private events as well as weddings, holiday parties and more. The Goodfellas song list is an incredibly diverse one including songs by such artists as Steely Dan, Al Jerreau, Billy Joel, Earth Wind & Fire, Sting, Eric Benet, Frank Sinatra, the Neville Brothers, Seal, Otis Redding, Sound Garden, Spyro Gyra, Van Morrison, the Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Originals and more!