John Pizzarelli's Memoir WORLD ON A STRING Set for Release Nov 19
Written by one of the best jazz guitarists in the business, World on a String: A Musical Memoir by John Pizzarelli and Joseph Cosgriff tells the story of a young man who went from growing up in a modest New Jersey home to selling out concert tours around the world. Pizzarelli's story is a tour through a musical who's who of the 20th century, with everyone from Benny Goodman to Frank Sinatra to Paul McCartney making an appearance. It is also a reflection on an enduring father-son relationship-Pizzarelli's father is the legendary guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli who serves as both teacher and colleague to the younger musician. Written for lovers of jazz, lovers of the American Songbook, and those that respond to a warm, well-written biography from a contemporary artist, World on a String has received advance praise from across the music and entertainment worlds.
World on a String: A Musical Memoir by John Pizzarelli & Joseph Cosgriff (Wiley, November 2012, Hardcover: 304 pages, ISBN-13: 978-1118062975, $26.95; e-book: ISBN-10: 1118062973)
John Pizzarelli has enjoyed a more than thirty-year career as a jazz guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. His syndicated radio program, Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli, cohosted with his wife, Jessica Molaskey, airs in more than one hundred markets. He began his recording career in 1980 and has appeared on more than two hundred albums, twenty-five as a singer and leader. His performance highlights include headlining concerts at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Hollywood Bowl, and New Year's Eve at the Kennedy Center, opening for Frank Sinatra's World Tour in 1993, accompanying Paul McCartney as part of an iTunes live streaming concert in February 2012, and an annual, month-long engagement with Jessica Molaskey at New York's Café Carlyle.
Joseph Cosgriff is a writer, songwriter, and speaker who lives in New York City.
Launched in 2006, John Wiley & Sons and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts under a joint imprint, publish books that draw on Lincoln Center's archives, performing artists, global presentations, and Lincoln Center Institute's educational expertise. The titles published to date are: Art at Lincoln Center: The Public Art and List Prints and Poster Collections; celebrated operatic bass Hao Jiang Tian's memoir Along the Roaring River: My Journey from Mao to the Met; The Man with the Golden Flute: Sir James, A Celtic Minstrel by Sir James Galway; The Mostly Mozart Guide to Mozart by Carl Vigeland; In The Wings: Behind the Scenes at the New York City Ballet by Kyle Forman; Lincoln Center: A Promise Realized, 1979-2006 by Sharon Zane and Stephen Stamas; two books by composer/educator Rob Kapilow, including What Makes it Great?: Short Masterpieces Great Composers; and, most recently, with the Wiley Textbook Division, Good Counsel: Meeting the Legal Needs of Nonprofits by Lincoln Center's General Counsel Lesley Rosenthal.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA's 15 programs, series, and festivals include American Songbook, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, the Mostly Mozart Festival, and the White Light Festival, as well as the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations. In addition, LCPA led a $1.2 billion campus renovation, completed in October 2012.
Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has been a valued source of information and understanding for more than 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, and Peace.
John Wiley & Sons core businesses publish scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services; professional/trade books, subscription products, training materials, and online applications and Web sites; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley's global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. The Company's Web site can be accessed at www.wiley.com. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb.