Renowned guitarist and inventor Bucky Pizzarelli, famous for his innovative stylings and sly humor, turns 91 in early January and appears to be getting a jump on the party.
Bucky Pizzarelli has played professionally since the age of 17, but came into prominence in 1952, when he signed on with NBC TV, playing in Skitch Henderson’s band, then later with the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Pizzarelli has played White House gigs under three administrations, worked with musicians as diverse as Benny Goodman, Stephane Grappelli, Bobby Rosengarden, Dion and the Belmonts, Les Paul and sir Paul McCartney, and invented a seven-string guitar so he could include bass lines in his solos. In his rare offstage moments, he’s fathered three accomplished musicians, jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli, bassist Martin Pizzarelli and classical guitarist daughter Mary, and recorded with them all.
Pizzarelli will perform a pre-91st Birthday Celebration on Sunday December 4 at Maureen’s Jazz Cellar with longtime collaborator Ed Laub, son Martin on bass, and David Budway on piano. Call for tickets now, before someone tells him most people retire at 90.
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 6:00 PM
Maureen’s Jazz Cellar
2 N. Broadway, Nyack, NY 10960
For Reservations and Inquiries:
If you can’t wait for Sunday, Bucky, Martin and Ed Laub will play the Falcon Dec. 1.
Live @ The Falcon
December 1, 2016, 7:00 PM
1348 Rte 9w, Marlboro, NY 12542
Phone: (845) 236-7970
To download the track “Early Autumn” for free, go to http://edlaub.com/dl and enter the code n4tl-sw