John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey Set for Cafe Carlyle, Beginning 10/30

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel is pleased to welcome back the acclaimed husband-and-wife team John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey to the legendary Café Carlyle. Mr. Pizzarelli and Ms. Molaskey will play a month-long engagement from October 30 to November 24th.

In their newest show, This Must Be The Place?, Mr. Pizzarelli and Ms. Molaskey explore the idea of “home” and all that it entails with their expert musicianship and singular wit. Delivering another painstakingly crafted set-list, including Joni Mitchell’s “Free Man in Paris” and “Marcie”, Tom Petty’s “Free Falling”, Sondheim’s “Running Away (No More)”, and James Taylor’s “It’s Enough To Be On Your Way,” all focused on this most universal of themes, audiences will be left reflecting on the meaning of “home” and what it feels like to search for it, find it, lose it, and run away from it. Mr. Pizzarelli (guitar and vocals) will lead a quartet consisting of younger brother Martin Pizzarelli (bass), Larry Fuller (piano), and Tony Tedesco (drums).

Café Carlyle is located in The Carlyle Hotel (35 East 76th Street @ Madison Avenue). John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey: This Must Be The Place? will play Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8:45PM with additional shows on Saturdays at 10:45PM. There is a $90 music charge ($50 bar seating, $135 premium seating) Tuesday through Thursday and a $100 cover charge ($50 bar seating, $150 premium seating) for shows on Friday and Saturday. Every Monday night at 8:45PM (September 10 through December 17), Woody Allen appears with thE Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band. There is a $135 music charge ($95 bar seating; $185 premium seating). For additional information, visit www.thecarlyle.com.

John Pizzarelli has been entertaining audiences for over 20 years as a singer/guitarist. He has said that Nat Cole "is why I do what I do." Pizzarelli has set the standard for stylish nightclub entertainment and rollicking swing jazz showmanship. 

Using the Great American Songbook as a touchstone, Pizzarelli has made 20 albums as a solo artist. Themes of these CD’s range from Nat "King" Cole and Frank Sinatra (for whom he opened in 1993), Antonio Carlos Jobim, Richard Rodgers, The Beatles. His 2010 release, Rockin' in Rhythm: A Tribute to Duke Ellington (Telarc), went to #1 on the Jazz Week Jazz charts.

In 2009, Pizzarelli was the 11th artist to receive the Ella Fitzgerald Award, established in 1999 for the 20th anniversary of the Montreal Jazz Festival and conferred in recognition of the versatility, improvisational originality and quality of repertoire of a jazz singer renowned on the international scene. Past winners have included Harry Connick Jr., Diana Krall and Tony Bennett.

He has been featured on over 40 more albums as a sideman with such greats as diverse as Rosemary Clooney, James Taylor, Rikki Lee Jones, Dave Van Ronk and Natalie Cole.

Over the years he has performed in concert with his father, legendary jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, as well as Zoot Sims, Ray Brown, Slam Stewart, Buddy DeFranco, Kenny Davern, Dave McKenna, Milt Hinton, the Count Basie Orchestra, and others.




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