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Bucky Pizzarelli 88th Birthday Bash Set for the Cutting Room, Bickford Theatre, 1/7-8

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The Bucky Pizzarelli 88th Birthday Bash will feature 3 guitarists who have all grown up with and studied and played with the iconic Bucky Pizzarelli.

Gene Bertoncini, who shared the Tonight Show Band seat with Bucky, has been a long time friend and playing partner. Both are alumni of the great Benny Goodman sextet as well as countless recording sessions that they have been a part of. (

Frank Vignola, who plays with Bucky frequently has always held a special place in is heart for this master of the seven-string guitar. Frank tours the world these days with his playing partner Vinnie Raniello and constantly wow crowds wherever they perform. (

Ed Laub began his relationship with Bucky at the age of 16 when he became one of his first students on the 7-string guitar 46 years ago. Today Ed and Bucky work as a duo on a steady basis whenever Bucky is not playing with his ultimate partner, his son, John Pizzarelli. Ed provides the vocal backup to the quartet as well as Bucky's key accompanist. A new 7 String Acoustic guitar trio CD featuring Bucky, Ed and John Pizzarelli will be released in Feb. 2014 (

Two performances:

- January 7, 2014 Cutting Room 44 E 32nd St. New York, NY 212-691-1900 6:30 Doors Open 8:00 PM -Showtime $20 Advance $25 Door

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