The musical equivalent of Viagra: That was John Pizzarelli’s description of “Amoroso,” the Brazilian guitarist and singer João Gilberto’s lush mid-1970s album of bossa nova love songs to which he paid tribute on Tuesday evening at Café Carlyle. Flanked by Daniel Jobim, the grandson of the genre’s pioneer, Antonio Carlos Jobim, he recreated the mood of that album, minus its soaring strings, arranged by Claus Ogerman. Around me, couples were holding hands and fervently gazing into each other’s eyes. Some cynics might relegate “Amoroso” to the category of make-out music, but even within that category it has singularly cosmic dimension.... READ FULL ARTICLE
John Pizzarelli Salutes Johnny Mercer (Live) - REVIEW
John Pizzarelli knows lyricist Johnny Mercer’s timeless compositions inside out. He’s recorded them on various albums and was a cast member of the 1997 Broadway musical Dream, which saluted Mercer’s music... READ FULL ARTICLE
Broadcast comes to THIRTEEN beginning in March; WLIW21 this spring
February 2, 2015 – Newark, NJ – John Pizzarelli, world-renowned jazz guitarist/vocalist and Paterson’s native son, takes center stage this week in season two of the music series AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC, premie
his Wednesday at 8pm on NJTV.
The series will also air weekly on THIRTEEN beginning Saturday, March 21 at 1pm (check local listings), and be scheduled on WLIW21 in the spring. Preview episodes here.
See the full online article here.
John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey at the Café Carlyle
Of how many nightclub acts could you say that you experienced two rich, full lifetimes in the course of 70 minutes? The ability to infuse pop and jazz with a Chekhovian wisdom about life’s ups and downs is the special gift of John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey, long-married musical partners whose work gets deeper each year... READ FULL ARTICLE
A Conversation with John Pizzarelli
For a father and son team who has performed together for more than 33 years, you might think that Bucky and John Pizzarelli would have seen it all...
In talking with Capital Public Radio’s Gary Vercelli, John Pizzarelli reflects back on 32 years of work as a professional musician, recounting the influences of Nat King Cole, Rosemary Clooney, George Shearing, Benny Goodman, and his prolific father... LISTEN HERE
by John Pizzarelli, Joseph Cosgriff
John's funny and heartwarming book continues to receive raves from critics and fans alike. With individual early chapters devoted to Bucky Pizzarelli, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, and Rosemary Clooney, World on a String goes on to describe John's exciting later-career collaborations with James Taylor and Paul McCartney. He also touches on his Broadway debut in 1997, as well as his work on the mound in Central Park's Broadway Show League. The book even manages to sneak in his mom's recipe for eggplant.
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