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Isaiah J. Thompson | John Pizzarelli and Caity Gyorgy

Starting on April 19, 2024 8:00 pm
Categories: PianoFest
Tags: Jazz

John Pizzarelli and Caity Gyorgy

Friday, April 19, 2024
8:00 PM (EDT)

World-renowned guitarist and vocalist John Pizzarelli has been hailed by The Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook.” He returns to Koerner Hall with a new album that showcases his versatility and virtuosity in exploring the timeless songs of Broadway and Hollywood.

Stage & Screen features a stunning selection of songs from musicals and movies spanning almost a century and marks the 40th anniversary of Pizzarelli’s debut album, I’m Hip (Please Don’t Tell My Father), which launched his illustrious career as one of the most acclaimed interpreters and innovators of the standards songbook. Hear songs by legendary composers like Richard Rodgers, Leonard Bernstein, Sammy Cahn, and Jule Styne, as well as songs that have become synonymous with iconic films like Casablanca. Pizzarelli is joined by his new trio, featuring bassist Mike Karn and pianist Isaiah J. Thompson, two brilliant musicians who share his passion and chemistry for making music.

Caity Gyorgy (pronounced George) is a two-time Juno Award-winning Canadian vocalist who is known for singing bebop and swing music. She has performed at popular clubs and jazz festivals across Canada and the USA and has worked and recorded with incredible musicians and groups including Christine Jensen, Pat LaBarbera, Jocelyn Gould, Ira Coleman, Allison Au, Bryn Roberts, and Postmodern Jukebox, to name a few. In addition to performing, Caity is also an avid writer and composes songs in the style of the Great American Songbook. Her compositions have been sung by other vocalists around the world, and she has released several albums of original and standard music.

After the concert, enjoy a beverage and more music at the Postlude Performance featuring award-winning jazz singer/songwriter Ori Dagan.

John Pizzarelli, vocals & guitar 
Mike Karn, bass 
Isaiah J. Thompson, piano

Caity Gyorgy, vocals  
Anthony D’Alessadro, piano
Thomas Hainbuch, bass
Jacob Wutzke, drums

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

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