John Pizzarelli has been playing guitar since age six, following in the footsteps of his father, guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli. Bucky, a fixture in jazz and the studios since the early 1950s, exposed John to all the great jazz music of the era, from Count Basie and Les Paul to Django Reinhardt and, of course, Nat “King” Cole. Using greats like Ellington, Cole, and Sinatra and the songs of writers such as Rodgers, Gershwin, and Jobim as touchstones, John Pizzarelli is among the prime contemporary interpreters of the Great American Songbook, bringing to the works his signature style and brilliant guitar playing. This father-son pair has mastered the seven-string guitar and will be sure to entrance audiences with their swinging duo performances.
style: straight-ahead / vocal jazz
2014 Jazz Cruise Artist