February-2nd-2010, 04:25 PM
LI event: The Beautiful Guitar of Bucky Pizzarelli
Bucky Pizzarelli plays at DHPAC/Dix Hills Performing Arts Center at Five Towns College in Dix Hills, Long Island, New York.
The Beautiful Guitar of Bucky Pizzarelli
Friday, February 12, 2010
DHPAC at Five Towns College
305 North Service Road, Dix Hills
Tickets at www.dhpac.org or
John "Bucky" Pizzarelli is one of the most exceptional jazz guitarists ever. At 17, John “Bucky” Pizzarelli toured with Vaughan Monroe's dance band. By 1952, Pizzarelli was under contract with NBC and later helped provide the classy musical backdrop for The Tonight Show with Doc Severinson. Inspired by George Van Eps to play the 7-string electric guitar, Bucky became
known as one of the few 7-stringers in the jazz world, allowing him to play a deep bass line alongside his swinging solos. One of his career highlights was touring with legendary Benny Goodman, and he has since teamed up with
Zoot Zims, Bud Freeman, and his talented son, John Pizzarelli, Jr. A notable honor occurred when world-renowned violinist Stéphane Grappelli asked
Bucky to take Django Reinhardt’s spot in Grappelli's famous trio. Bucky Pizzarelli has recorded with some of the greatest jazz artists of our time, including Duke Ellington, Doc Cheatham, and vocalists Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Sarah Vaughan. He’s also played rhythm guitar on scores for the movies Stand By Me, The Fabulous Baker Boys and Woody Allen’s Sweet and Low. At this Bucky Pizzarelli Show, you will hear an array of solid 7-string jazz guitar virtuosity and have the special opportunity to enjoy Bucky’s ready smile and banter with his band and the audience. Join us for an extraordinary evening with an American Jazz Master.
Archival video of Bucky Pizzarelli performing with Les Paul and Tal Farlow:
Last edited by ki4dhpac; February-2nd-2010 at 08:58 PM.
February-9th-2010, 06:53 PM
Coming up this Friday!
Can't believe that the Bucky Pizzarelli show is almost here.
And, we got coverage in the NY Times!
So, hoping for a crowd!
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