Bucky Pizzarelli & Friends ,Thursday, July 21 at the Kasschau Memorial Shell
Ridgewood NJ – Bucky Pizzarelli & Friends will appear at Kasschau Memorial Shell under the stars this Thursday, July 21 at 8:30 pm.
John Paul “Bucky” Pizzarelli was born January 9, 1926 and is an American Jazz guitarist and banjoist. Music runs in the family Pizzarelli is the father of jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli and upright bassist Martin Pizzarelli. He worked for ABC with Bobby Rosengarden in 1952 and NBC as a staffman for Dick Cavett in 1971 .
Bucky Pizzarelli has released over 30 albums and completed countless compilation and ensemble recordings with some of the world’s greatest jazz musicians. Pizzarelli has toured and played with jazz legends such as Benny Goodman, Zoot Sims, Bud Freeman ,as well as Les Paul, Stephane Grappelli.
Pizzarelli acknowledges Django Reinhardt, Freddie Green, and George Van Eps for their influences on his style and mode of play.