LIVE: The John Pizzarelli Quartet @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, 6/13/15

July 8th, 2015, 1:00 pm by Greg


Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Jazz-pop guitarist-vocalist John Pizzarelli and his band – drummer Kevin Kanner, bassist Martin Pizzarelli and pianist Konrad Paszkudzki – took the stage of the the Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College last month, playing the centerpiece concert for the annual and, at least in this format, final SaratogaArtsFest.

If you missed him, you’ll have another chance next month, when Pizzarelli, his band and his wife Jessica Molasky step into the spotlight at Tanglewood’s Ozawa Hall in Lenox for a live taping of their syndicated radio show “Radio Deluxe” at 4pm on Sunday, August 23. Ticket prices range from $19-$64.

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LIVE: The John Pizzarelli Quartet @ The Egg, 12/27/13

January 2nd, 2014, 4:00 pm by Greg
John Pizzarelli

John Pizzarelli

Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Jazz singer-guitarist John Pizzarelli is quite at home with jazz standards, but on his latest album, Double Exposure, he digs into the songbags of Billy Joel, Joni Mitchell, Steely Dan, James Taylor and more, proving that he also knows his way around a good pop song.

Pizzarelli rolled into The Egg in Albany on the final weekend of 2013, wrapping up the year with a quartet concert, featuring his brother Martin Pizzarelli on bass, Konrad Paszkudzki on piano and Kevin Kanner on drums.

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John Pizzarelli, What Was The First Album You Ever Bought?

December 17th, 2009, 3:03 pm by Sara

JohnPizzarelli“Actually, for some reason, the first one that comes to mind is ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.’ I don’t know why, but that really seems like one of the first ones.

If it wasn’t that, it was probably a Bill Cosby record, believe it or not. I really liked the first three Bill Cosby albums – ‘Why Is There Air?,’ ‘I Started Out as a Child’ and one other one. I just had to learn all of those. And then there was George Carlin.

But I think it was ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ when I actually remember saying, ‘We’ve got to get this record.’ But my sisters usually bought all of the records, so I just kind of glommed off of them.”

Singer-guitarist-radio host John Pizzarelli steps into the spotlight at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, Mass. at 8pm on Friday (December 18). He’ll be accompanied by his bassist/brother Martin Pizzarelli, drummer Tony Tedesco and pianist Larry Fuller.

Pizzarelli is also slated to drop by and step up to the microphone at the teeny, tiny studios of WBCR-LP to chat live on the air with “The Splatto Festival” host Paul Rapp during the show’s “bad Christmas music” special, “X-Mas From Hell ’09, Part II,” broadcast from 3-5pm on Friday. This ought to be good. In Great Barrington, you can listen live at 97.7 FM, or you can get a live stream on your computer at Donations are greatly appreciated, of course.

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