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Bucky Pizzarelli

Bucky Pizzarelli



John Paul "Bucky" Pizzarelli (born January 9, 1926) is an American jazz guitarist and banjoist, and the father of jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli and upright bassist Martin Pizzarelli. Pizzarelli has also worked for NBC as a staffman for Dick Cavett (1971) and also ABC with Bobby Rosengarden in (1952). The list of musicians Pizzarelli has collaborated with over his career includes Les Paul, Stéphane Grappelli, and Benny Goodman. Pizzarelli acknowledges Django Reinhardt, Freddie Green, and George Van Eps[1][2] for their influences on his style and mode of play.



Solos and Duets
Solos and Duets is a two disc compilation album of previously released recordings from Stash Records of the father and son pair Bucky Pizzarelli and John Pizzarelli.
Five for Freddie
Five For Freddie: Bucky Pizzarelli's Tribute To Freddie Green is a jazz tribute album by Bucky Pizzarelli to the late jazz guitarist Freddie Green.
Contrasts is a jazz album by Bucky Pizzarelli and his son John Pizzarelli, released in 1999.
Passion Guitars
Passion Guitars is a studio album by Bucky Pizzarelli and John Pizzarelli containing swing and Latin jazz standards.

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Popular Albums31

Album Appearances & References50

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TV Shows1

Collaborators & Influencers16

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Personal & Professional Relationships1

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Jazz Archive Adds Artist Interviews on YouTube
  –  February 24, 2017
Artists whose 30- minute to hour-long conversations are now available include George Shearing, Marian McPartland, Bucky Pizzarelli, Clark Terry, Joe Wilder, Dick Hyman, Milt Hinton, Ralph Sutton, Kenny Davern, Bob Rosengarden, Bob Wilber, Harry “Sweets ...
UAB’s Alys Stephens Center presents jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli on March 11
  –  February 21, 2017
When he performed with his wife, singer/actress Jessica Molaskey, and his father, guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli, they were labeled “the First Family of Cool” by the San Francisco Chronicle and “the von Trapps on Martinis” by The New Yorker.
Gypsy jazz next up for Hudson River PAC series
  –  February 20, 2017
Soikkeli has played at Birdland, The Blue Note, and Lincoln Center, among other places and has played with Bucky Pizzarelli, Stochelo Rosenberg, Andreas Oberg, Cyrille Aimee, and Anat Cohen. Born in France, Julien Labro is said to be one of the top ...
Rhythm Future Quartet
  –  February 19, 2017
He has performed alongside rising star Cyrille Aimee, world-renowned Gypsy guitarist Stochelo Rosenberg, Bucky Pizzarelli and many others. Max O’Rourke was the winner of the 2015 Saga Award from DjangoFest Northwest, and at 19 has already toured/recorded ...
Gypsy Jazz up next at the UBS Atrium Series
  –  February 17, 2017
He has played marquis venues such as Birdland, The Blue Note, and Lincoln Center. Despite his young age he’s already played with stars such as Bucky Pizzarelli, Stochelo Rosenberg, Andreas Öberg, Cyrille Aimee, and Anat Cohen. The Wall Street Journal ...
Cape Cod Cultural Center presents Henry Acker Gypsy Jazz Trio
  –  February 15, 2017
He has shared the stage with jazz greats Bucky Pizzarelli, Julian Lage, Frank Vignola, Andreas Oberg, Vinny Raniolo, Ollie Soikkeli, and Jason Anick. He performs exhilarating gypsy jazz repertoire along with jazz standards as a trio with his father Victor ...
TV’s Alice Comes to the Axelrod PAC
  –  February 14, 2017
Tony Bennett called him is “the Groucho of the violin,” and jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli said he’s “a perfect musician.” Weinstein has performed as a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland ...
Ticket Box: Blondie, Metallica and more
  –  February 14, 2017
Mayoarts.org. John Prine, April 1 at New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark. $63.50 to $103.50. Njpac.org. The Bucky Pizzarelli and Ed Laub Duo, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 2 at New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark. $45. Njpac.org. Norm Lewis ...
Pizzarelli concerta sublime evening of cool jazz music
  –  February 12, 2017
Pizzarelli even showed off his artistry on his seven-string jazz guitar — which he was taught to play by his father, the legendary guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli — noting the innovative addition of low “A” to the traditional six stringed instrument.
Bucky's Birthday Bash slated
  –  January 5, 2017
On Monday, Jan. 9, at 8 p.m., the museum will host a special concert honoring jazz great Bucky Pizzarelli. Other programming includes the opening of the Gothic comedy "Ravenscroft," written by Don Nigro and co-produced by Drew University, and a lecture on ...
Bucky Pizzarelli Appears with PJ Rasmussen's Boardwalk Jazz Band in AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS
  –  December 20, 2016
Bucky Pizzarelli will make a special appearance on the national television special, "An American Christmas: with PJ Rasmussen and the Boardwalk Jazz Band." The one-hour special features fresh and exciting renditions of America's most beloved Christmas ...

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