Revered Guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli Returns To Café Carlyle

Revered Guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli Returns To Café Carlyle

John Pizzarelli returns to Café Carlyle with an all-new show celebrating iconic singer-songwriter Johnny Mercer, April 25 - May 6. The New York Times recently described John Pizzarelli and his wife Jessica Molaskey as "the supreme nightclub act of our time." Specifically, Jazz Weekly recently raved about John Pizzarelli's Johnny Mercer program: "A gig like this oozes with style, class and fun, with Pizzarelli being one of the best ambassadors for the Great American Songbook. One of his best."At the Café, he'll perform Johnny's most recognizable hits as well as lesser-known gems such as "Jamboree Jones" and "Slue Foot."

Performances will take place Tuesday - Saturday at 8:45pm. Reservations made by phone at212.744.1600 are $110 ($160 for premium seating, $85 for bar seating) Tuesday - Thursday; $135 ($185 for premium seating, $95 for bar seating) on Friday and Saturday. Reservations can also be made online via Ticketweb. Café Carlyle is located in The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel (35 East 76th Street, at Madison Avenue).

A world-renowned guitarist and singer, John Pizzarelli has been entertaining audiences for over 20 years. Established as one of the prime contemporary interpreters of the Great American Songbook, Pizzarelli has made 20 albums as a solo artist. Themes of these albums range from Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra (for whom he opened in 1993), Antonio Carlos Jobim, Richard Rodgers and The Beatles. His 2010 release, Rockin' in Rhythm: A Tribute to Duke Ellington (Telarc), went to #1 on the Jazz Week Jazz charts. He recently released his acclaimed new album, Midnight McCartney introducing lesser-known Paul McCartney songs to his devoted audience. Additionally, Pizzarelli performed on McCartney's GRAMMY-winning 2012 album, Kisses on the Bottom and backed Sir Paul at an iTunes concert at Capitol Records Studios, the GRAMMY Awards and the Recording Academy's annual MusiCares Person of the Year Gala.

Mr. Pizzarelli has been featured on over 40 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 BasieOrchestra and others. In addition to being a bandleader and solo performer, John has been a special guest on recordings for major pop names such as James Taylor, Natalie Cole, Kristin Chenoweth, Tom Wopat, Rickie Lee Jones and the Dave Van Ronk, as well as leading jazz artists like Rosemary Clooney, Ruby Braff, Johnny Frigo, Buddy DeFranco, Harry Allen and, of course, Bucky Pizzarelli. He was featured opposite Donna Summer, Jon Secada and Roberta Flack on the GRAMMY® Award-winning CD, Songs from the Neighborhood: The Music of MR. Rogers in 2005.

Pizzarelli started playing guitar at age six, following in the tradition of his father. He turned to jazz in his late teens after playing in rock bands, and he received an education playing with his father Bucky Pizzarelli and many jazz greats who would influence his work: Benny Goodman, Les Paul, Zoot Sims, Clark Terry and Slam Stewart, among others. He's been praised by outlets including The New York Times,The Boston Globe, The Toronto Star and The Seattle Times. John Pizzarelli has performed on the country's most popular national television shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, Live with Regis & Kelly, The Tony Danza Show and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

A radio personality who got his start in the medium in 1984, Pizzarelli is co-host, alongside Jessica Molaskey, of Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli. Heard on more than 40 radio stations, the syndicated radio show brings warmth, humor and that long-lost "live" feel back to radio. The show takes place in their "deluxe living room high atop Lexington Avenue," and the conversations are relaxed, candid and off-the-cuff as is the music. The show is also available globally as a podcast at www.johnpizzarelli.com and via iTunes.

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About Café Carlyle at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

Originally opened in 1955, Café Carlyle is New York City's bastion of classic cabaret entertainment, a place where audiences experience exceptional performers at close range in an exceedingly elegant setting. Since composer Richard Rodgers moved in as The Carlyle's first tenant, music has been an essential part of The Carlyle experience. No place is that more evident than in the Café Carlyle.

Café Carlyle is known for talents including Woody Allen, who regularly appears on Monday evenings to play with thE Eddy Davis New Orleans jazz band. For three decades, Café Carlyle was synonymous with the legendary Bobby Short, who thrilled sell-out crowds for 36 years. His spirit lives on through the music at Café Carlyle.

Continuing the tradition of the 1930s supper club, Café Carlyle features original murals created by French artist Marcel Vertès, the Oscar-winning art director of the 1952 Moulin Rouge.

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