John Pizzarelli

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World-renowned guitarist and singer JOHN PIZZARELLI has been hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.” The Toronto Star pegged him as “the genial genius of the guitar,” and the Seattle Times saluted him as “a rare entertainer of the old school.”

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. His themed shows, often performed with his wife Jessica Molaskey, suggest there is no limit to Pizzarelli’s imagination or talent.

Having concentrated on the music of Paul McCartney, Johnny Mercer and Frank Sinatra over the last two years, Pizzarelli has returned to the bossa nova of Antonio Carlos Jobim with his July 28, 2017 Concord Jazz release Sinatra & Jobim @ 50. With co-vocalist Daniel Jobim, grandson of the legendary Brazilian composer, the two explore songs Sinatra and Jobim recorded in 1967 and 1969 as well as add new songs to the mix flavored with the spirit of the classic Francis Albert Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim album.

Pizzarelli’s latest album for Concord is a follow-up to his wildly successful Midnight McCartney, an album The New Yorker said “may be the best collection of McCartney covers ever recorded.”

Since its release in 2015, Pizzarelli has toured North America, South America, Asia and Europe performing shows centered on Frank Sinatra’s centennial, the songs of Johnny Mercer and a McCartney program in which his quartet is joined by strings and a horn section. He also tours on a double bill with pianist Ramsey Lewis and is looking forward to touring a celebration of Nat King Cole’s music for his centennial, which will be in 2019.

While plenty of jazz greats influenced his work – Benny Goodman, Les Paul, Zoot Sims, Clark Terry and Slam Stewart, among others – Cole has been Pizzarelli’s hero and foundation over the last 25 years. He devoted two albums to his music, Dear Mr. Cole in 1994 and P.S. Mr. Cole, recorded and released five years later.

In addition to being a bandleader and solo performer, John has been a special guest on recordings for major pop names such as James Taylor, Natalie Cole, Kristin Chenoweth, Tom Wopat, Rickie Lee Jones and Dave Van Ronk, as well as leading jazz artists such as Rosemary Clooney, Ruby Braff, Johnny Frigo, Buddy DeFranco, Harry Allen and, of course, Bucky Pizzarelli. He was featured opposite Donna Summer, Jon Secada and Roberta Flack on the GRAMMY Award-winning CD, Songs from the Neighborhood: The Music of Mr. Rogers in 2005.

John has performed on the country’s most popular national television shows such as The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Conan, Great Performances and the talk shows of Jay Leno, David Letterman, Regis Philbin and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Also in New York are regular stands at Birdland with his combo where he will premiere the Sinatra-Jobim collection in August 2017.

Tour Dates

Date
City
Venue
Country
Ticket
07/03/17 - 07/05/17
Montreal, QC
Festival International de Jazz de Montreal
Canada
John Pizzarelli
07/08/17
Warsaw
Open Air Festival – Jazz at the Old Town Old Town Square
Poland
John Pizzarelli
07/09/17
St. Mortiz
St. Moritz Jazz Festival – Dracula Club
Switzerland
John Pizzarelli Quartet
07/11/17
Holzminden
Jazz im Autohaus
Germany
John Pizzarelli Celebrates Sinatra & Jobim @ 50 with Daniel Jobim
07/27/17 - 07/30/17
Seattle, WA
Jazz Alley
United States
John Pizzarelli Quartet
08/02/17 - 08/03/17
Cleveland, OH
Nighttown
United States
John Pizzarelli Quartet
08/05/17
Scranton, PA
Scranton Jazz Festival
United States
John Pizzarelli
08/06/17
Goshen, CT
Litchfield Jazz Festival Goshen Fairgrounds
United States
John Pizzarelli
08/08/17 - 08/12/17
New York, NY
Birdland
United States
John Pizzarelli
08/13/17
Rockport, MA
Shalin Liu Performance Center
United States
Sinatra & Jobim at 50 with Daniel Jobim
08/17/17 - 08/20/17
Hollywood, CA
Catalina Bar & Grill
United States
John Pizzarelli Quartet
08/23/17
Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa – Rose Garden
United States
John Pizzarelli Quartet
08/24/17 - 08/25/17
Oakland, CA
Yoshi’s at Jack London Square
United States
John Pizzarelli Quartet
08/26/17
Santa Cruz, CA
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
United States
John Pizzarelli Quartet
08/27/17
Escondido, CA
The Centre
United States
John Pizzarelli Quartet
09/02/17
Mackinac Island, MI
Labor Day Weekend Jazz Festival Grand Hotel
United States
John Pizzarelli Quartet
09/09/17
Poughkeepsie, NY
Vassar College
United States
John Pizzarelli
09/15/17
Brookville, NY
Tilles Center – Concert Hall LIU Post
United States
Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Nat King Cole Tribute featuring Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli
09/22/17
Greenville, NC
Eastern Carolina University Wright Auditorium
United States
John Pizzarelli Quartet with Catherine Russell present: “Billie & Blue Eyes”
09/23/17
Raleigh, NC
North Carolina State University Stewart Theatre
United States
John Pizzarelli Quartet with Catherine Russell present: “Billie & Blue Eyes”
10/14/17 - 10/15/17
Hyannis, MA
Barnstable Performing Arts Center
United States
John Pizzarelli
10/28/17
St. Louis, MO
Sheldon Concert Hall
United States
John Pizzarelli Quartet
10/29/17
Evanston, IL
SPACE
United States
John Pizzarelli Quartet
12/01/17
Beverly, MA
The Cabot
United States
The John Pizzarelli Quartet Holiday Show with Jessica Molaskey
12/02/17
Stony Brook, NY
Staller Center for the Arts- Stony Brook University
United States
John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey
12/03/17
Fairfield, CT
The Quick Center for the Arts - Fairfield University
United States
John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey
12/08/17
Carmel, IN
The Palladium at the Center for Performing Arts
United States
Straighten Up and Fly Right for the Holidays: The Nat King Cole Tribute featuring Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli
12/09/17
Englewood, NJ
Bergen Performing Arts Center
United States
Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Nat King Cole Tribute featuring Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli
12/15/17
Chandler, AZ
Chandler Center for the Arts
United States
Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Nat King Cole Tribute featuring Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli
01/10/18
Sarasota, FL
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
United States
Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Nat King Cole Tribute featuring Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli
01/13/18
Kansas City, MO
Gem Theater
United States
John Pizzarelli Quartet with Catherine Russell
02/03/18 - 02/10/18
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
The Jazz Cruise
United States
John Pizzarelli Quartet
02/17/18
Rockville Center, NY
Madison Theatre Molloy College
United States
John Pizzarelli Quartet
04/08/18
Palm Desert, CA
McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts
United States
John Pizzarelli Quartet
05/10/18
San Francisco, CA
SFJazz
United States
John Pizzarelli
05/19/18
Detroit, MI
Detroit Opera House The Daimler Chrysler Black Box Theatre
United States
John Pizzarelli Quartet with Jessica Molaskey