John Pizzarelli


John Pizzarelli, Jazz Guitarist in a Hip-Hop EraJohn Pizzarelli, Jazz Guitarist in a Hip-Hop Era


By Barry Ritholtz

This week, in Masters in Business, we speak with jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli.


Pizzarelli has recorded 23 albums and appeared as a session musician or vocalist on hundreds of others. He has recorded jazz standards from the Great American Songbook and has backed or opened for Frank Sinatra, Paul McCartney, James Taylor, Natalie Cole and Rosemary Clooney among others...




VIDEO - John Pizzarelli on the legendary songwriter Johnny Mercer




Review: John Pizzarelli Sings Love Songs and Sinatra at Café Carlyle

john pizzarelliThe 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






John Pizzarelli, Maureen McGovern, Nellie McKay, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman perform in upcoming episodes,

hosted by Ted Chapin


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.



Their Marital Duality, Mirrored in Melodies


new york times

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



Pizzarelli Duo to appear at Jazz at the Bistro

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...





An Hour With John Pizzarelli

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



World on a String: A Musical Memoir

by John Pizzarelli, Joseph Cosgriff


304 pages


john pizzarelli - world on a stringJohn'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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