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Bucky Pizzarelli

For more than six decades, the legendary Bucky Pizzarelli has had a stellar career. “The complete jazz musician”, he was a fixture in jazz and the studios since the early ‘50s. The list of big bands and vocalists with whom Bucky has performed and recorded reads like a veritable Who's Who of Jazz. One of the era's most solid rhythm players, Pizzarelli was in high demand, playing and touring with Benny Goodman, Zoot Sims, Bud Freeman, and Stephane Grappelli, and, later, recording with George Van Eps, Carl Kress and George Barnes. His superior mastery of the seven-string guitar is unparalleled. The beloved guitarist has developed a very personal style that sets him apart. He lives in Saddle River, New Jersey, with his wife, Ruth.


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“...moves effortlessly from the daunting format of the solo guitar to playing solid, swinging rhythm and single string solos..” RIVERWALK.ORG

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A Bi-Coastal Christmas

Self Produced
2020

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Passionate Guitars

Chesky Records
2010

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Diggin' Up Bones

Chesky Records
2009

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Generations

Arbors Records
2007

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Moonglow

Hyena Records
2005

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Flashes: A Lifetime...

Arbors Records
2004

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