Bucky Pizzarelli 88th Birthday Bash Set for the Cutting Room, Bickford Theatre, 1/7-8
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. (www.genebertoncini.com)
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. (www.frankvignola.com)
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 (www.edlaub.com)