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John Pizzarelli

World-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli has been hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.” The Toronto Star pegged him as “the genial genius of the guitar.” And the Seattle Times saluted him as “a rare entertainer of the old school.” Established as one of the prime contemporary interpreters of the Great American Songbook, Pizzarelli has expanded that repertoire by including the music of Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Antônio Carlos Jobim and the Beatles. His themed shows, often performed with his wife Jessica Molaskey, suggest there is no limit to Pizzarelli’s imagination or talent. The New York Times called their recent “My Generation” show “brilliant,” raving the couple “embrace the present, or what used to be the present, and reflect on the passage of years. Like all of their shows, ‘My Generation’ is deeply felt. You have a strong sense that they are baring their personal struggles and resetting their compasses as they go forward.” An earlier rave from the Times noted, “The ability to infuse pop and jazz with a Chekhovian wisdom about life’s ups and downs is the special gift of John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey, long-married musical partners whose work gets deeper each year.” Having concentrated on the music of Paul McCartney, Johnny Mercer and Frank Sinatra over the last two years, Pizzarelli has returned to the bossa nova of Antônio Carlos Jobim with his July 28, 2017 Concord Jazz release Sinatra & Jobim @ 50

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May 18, 2019

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Catherine Russell & John Pizzarelli pay...

October 25, 2017

Jazz this week: John Pizzarelli, Sammy Miller and the Congregation, a...

October 17, 2015

2016 Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival to feature John Pizzarelli,...

March 30, 2015

John Pizzarelli & Daniel Jobim Return To Café Carlyle With "Strictly...

February 27, 2015

Café Carlyle Announces Spring Season With John Pizzarelli, Lena Hall,...

November 05, 2014

Review: John Pizzarelli at Jazz at the Bistro

October 23, 2014

Jazz This Week: John Pizzarelli, Esfoma, the Cunninghams, a Tribute to...

March 25, 2014

NJPAC Celebrates Governor Brendan T. Byrne’s 90th Birthday With A ...

December 19, 2013

Jazz This Week: Bucky Pizzarelli and John Pizzarelli, Tatsuya Nakatani,...

December 08, 2013

STLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Generations of Guitar with Bucky...

November 29, 2012

Jazz This Week: John Pizzarelli, Kirk Whalum, Marcus Roberts, Four in...

November 14, 2012

John Pizzarelli's Memoir "World on A String" Chronicles the Guitarist's...

November 11, 2012

STLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Old and New Standards from John...

January 04, 2012

John Pizzarelli Quartet Performing at Mechanics Hall in Worcester on...

August 12, 2011

Jazz Singer Linda Eder and Guitarist John Pizzarelli at South Shore...

April 07, 2011

Jazz This Week: Brad Mehldau, Cyrus Chestnut with Jon Faddis, John...

March 27, 2011

For a Good Time Call John Pizzarelli... (Part 2)

March 15, 2011

John Pizzarelli's Box Lunch Serenade

November 17, 2010

John Pizzarelli to Play Benefit Gala for the Sheldon on Saturday, April...

November 10, 2010

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Upcoming Shows

Date Detail Price
Aug19Mon
John Pizzarelli
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Santa Cruz, CA
Aug20Tue
John Pizzarelli
Yoshi's Oakland
Oakland, CA
$28
Aug21Wed
John Pizzarelli
Yoshi's Oakland
Oakland, CA
$28
Sep6Fri
John Pizzarelli Trio
Jazz Forum
Tarrytown, NY
Sep6Fri
John Pizzarelli Trio
Jazz Forum
Tarrytown, NY
Sep7Sat
John Pizzarelli Trio
Jazz Forum
Tarrytown, NY
Sep7Sat
John Pizzarelli Trio
Jazz Forum
Tarrytown, NY

Discography

For Centennial Reasons: 100 Year Salute To Nat King Cole

For Centennial...

Ghostlight Records
2019

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Sinatra & Jobim @ 50

Sinatra & Jobim @ 50

Concord Records
2017

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Double Exposure

Double Exposure

Telarc Records
2012

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Rockin' in Rhythm

Rockin' in Rhythm

Telarc Records
2010

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Rockin' in Rhythm: A Tribute to Duke Ellington

Rockin' in Rhythm: A...

Telarc Records
2010

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With a Song in My Heart

With a Song in My...

Telarc Records
2008

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