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Isaiah J. Thompson | John Pizzarelli Trio "Stage & Screen"

Starting on December 15, 2023 7:30 pm
Categories: PianoFest
Tags: Jazz

John Pizzarelli Trio – Stage &Screen

Friday, December 15, 2023
7:30 PM (ET)

“A rare entertainer of the old school,” says the SEATTLE TIMES. In 1993, Pizzarelli was honored to open for Frank Sinatra’s international tour and then joined in the celebration for his 80th birthday at Carnegie Hall, bringing down the house singing “I Don’t Know Why I Love You Like I Do” with his father accompanying him.

GRAMMY® Award-Winning & GRAMMY® Nominated Guitarist, Singer & Producer JOHN PIZZARELLI has been hailed by the BOSTON GLOBE for "reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz." 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, Antonio Carlos Jobim and the Beatles. While plenty of jazz greats influenced his work - Benny Goodman, Les Paul, Zoot Sims, Clark Terry and Slam Stewart, among others Nat King Cole has been Pizzarelli's hero & foundation over the last 25 years. Pizzarelli's solo recording career started in 1990 where played clubs and concert halls on the jazz circuit, opening for such greats as Dave Brubeck, Ramsey Lewis & Rosemary Clooney. "The music is, as always, magnificent; the singing is, as always, exceptional..." raves HUFFINGTON POST. "The genial genius of the guitar," says the TORONTO STAR.


Isaiah J. Thompson is the winner of the 2023 American Pianists Awards.

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