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John Pizzarelli, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and More Announced for April Concerts At The Royal Conservatory Of Music

Discover the exciting lineup of global music concerts coming to The Royal Conservatory of Music in April, featuring renowned artists like Laurie Anderson, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and more!

John Pizzarelli Celebrates the Stage and Movies with His New Album 'Stage and Screen' at The Broward Center

World-renowned John Pizzarelli Trio takes the stage in the Amaturo Theater, at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, FL. on February 21, 2024, at 7:45 pm.  

The Royal Conservatory Of Music Adds Three Concerts To 2023.24 Season

The Royal Conservatory of Music adds three concerts to its 2023-24 season, including performances by Joshua Redman, John Pizzarelli Trio, and Caity Gyorgy.

Jazz Guitarist and Singer John Pizzarelli Performs Immortal Songs from the Stage and Screen at the Ridgefield Playhouse, September 8

​​​​​​​World-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli has been hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.” Established as one of the prime contemporary interpreters of the Great American Songbook, Pizzarelli has expanded that repertoire by including the music of Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Antônio Carlos Jobim and the Beatles.

Cooperstown Summer Music Festival Reveals Lineup for 25th Anniversary Season

The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival has announced the concert lineup for its 25th anniversary season, revealing a season built around artists appealing to a diverse array of musical tastes.

Album Review: Pizzarelli & Pals Partner To Play Their Punctillious Poetry & It's A Party On STAGE & SCREEN

As we listened to John Pizzarelli’s STAGE & SCREEN, our initial thought was, “There aren’t really words to describe how good this is.”

John Pizzarelli To Celebrate New Album At Scullers Jazz Club, June 2

Acclaimed guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli celebrates his new album Stage & Screen with album release concert on Friday, June 2 at Scullers Jazz Club.

The John Pizzarelli Trio Jazzes Up the Broadway Songbook at Birdland

The John Pizzarelli Trio (with the insanely talented bassist Mike Karn and pianist Isaiah J. Thompson) successfully celebrates Broadway and Hollywood songs at their latest turn at Birdland

Photos: John Pizzarelli Debuts New Album 'Stage & Screen' at Birdland

Acclaimed guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his debut album with a collection of classic songs from Broadway and Hollywood, Stage & Screen, with a new album via Palmetto Records. It features songs spanning nearly a century, given new life by Pizzarelli, bassist Mike Karn and pianist Isaiah J. Thompson.  Pizzarelli is celebrating with performances at Birdland this week.

Photos: John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey Receive Legends Radio Artist Award

The genius of John Pizzarelli, Jessica Molaskey, and the songs of the Great American Songbook (with a hat tip to Stephen Sondheim) were on the stage of the Eissey Campus Theatre last night.  The outstanding musical event was presented by the RRAZZ ROOM for the 9th Anniversary of Dick Robinson’s Legends Radio. 

Review: JOHN PIZZARELLI & JESSICA MOLASKEY: EAST SIDE AFTER DARK Lights Up the Night at Café Carlyle

There is one place on the modern East Side where that world of NY cognoscenti is as alive and vibrant as it ever was. Café Carlyle is the perfect setting for John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey’s show EAST SIDE AFTER DARK. They serve up tune after tune from that 50s and 60s scene where life didn’t begin until after sunset and jazz was the currency of the smart set. Pizzarelli, son of jazz great Bucky Pizzarelli, is a world-class guitarist who has worked with a long list of luminaries including Rosemary Clooney, James Taylor, and Paul McCartney. He has recorded 20 solo albums and has appeared on at least twice that number for other artists. Jessica Molaskey, a Broadway baby if ever there was one, has appeared in a dozen or more hit shows including Sunday in the Park With George, Cats, Crazy For You, Chess, Oklahoma!, City of Angels, Parade, A Man of No Importance, and Songs For a New World to name only a few.

John Bailey Sextet Takes the Stage At Rochester Jazz Fest, June 23

Veteran trumpeter/composer John Bailey brings an all-star sextet to the stage at the Rochester Jazz Festival on Thursday, June 23. 

BWW Review: John Pizzarelli Trio STAGE AND SCREEN At The Café Carlyle by Guest Reviewer Andrew Poretz

The John Pizzarelli opened their show STAGE AND SCREEN and extended it, all in the same week.

BWW Review: JOHN PIZZARELLI SWING SEVEN at Birdland Could Warm The Coldest Nights and Hearts

Two years off of the Birdland stage didn't do anything to John Pizzarelli expect make him more more vital and more enjoyable than ever.

The Django Announces March Line-Up: Celebrating Women's History Month

THE DJANGO, downtown Manhattan’s premier jazz club, is commemorating Women’s History Month by hosting more than 20 leading female jazz artists on its stage during March.

John Pizzarelli Will Return To Café Carlyle

John Pizzarelli returns to Café Carlyle with an all-new show titled John Pizzarelli Salutes that Shearing Sound, May 5 a?" 16. Jazz Weekly recently raved about his Johnny Mercer program: a?oeA 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.a?? Earlier this year, The John Pizzarelli Trio released For Centennial Reasons: 100 Year Salute to Nat King Cole. At Café Carlyle, John Pizzarelli will be joined by Mike Karn (bass), Chuck Reed (vibraphone), and Ted Rosenthal (piano).

BWW Review: John Pizzarelli Tributes Benny Goodman At Birdland With Guest Ken Peplowski

I don't know if Benny Goodman “The King of Swing” ever performed at the original Birdland on Broadway at 52nd Street which was more known for the Bebop Jazz of Charlie Parker. However, his music was gloriously celebrated last night by John Pizzarelli and his special guest Clarinetist Ken Peplowski at the current Birdland on 44th Street. The link to the past was firmly established by the extraordinary artistry of Pizzarelli and Peplowski as they toured the Benny Goodman Songbook. The link was also established by the many stories both had about Benny Goodman. Ken Peplowski played in Benny's last band, and John's father Bucky was also was a featured guitarist with Goodman. In fact as John in his “Bucky Voice” recounted a funny story, when he was a youngster tagging along with Bucky John even got to strum a few notes for Benny Goodman until Bucky said “come on kid we gotta get home”! It was all smiles and happy swing music last night as John Pizzarelli and his trio with Ken Peplowski filled Birdland with great music and great conversation. The tradition of exceptional music continues at 'The Jazz Corner of The World”

Birdland Presents John Pizzarelli And More Week Of July 12

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts:

John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey return to Café Carlyle This Fall

Husband-and-wife duo John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey make their annual fall pilgrimage to Cafe Carlyle with an all-new show, November 5-16.

CURSED CHILD Cast, Laura Osnes, and More Headline Birdland in July

Birdland Jazz Club announces July 2019 Schedule featuring Veronica Swift with the Emmet Cohen Trio, Freddy Cole Quartet, Steve Smith's Groove Blue Organ Trio, John Pizzarelli: Two-week engagement, Nancy Kelly, Konrad Paszkudzki and Pasquale Grasso, Lew Tabackin Trio, Michael Wolff Trio, Laura Osnes, Alyssa Allgood Quartet, Ladybugs, The Lineup with Susie Mosher, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more.

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