The Pizzarelli Family — featuring John Pizzarelli, Bucky Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey — will headline Feinstein's at the Regency from May 28 through June 22.
Dubbed "The First Family of Cool," the Pizzarellis will feature songs from their new recordings at the plush New York cabaret. John recently teamed with jazz pianist George Shearing on Shearing's new Telarc CD, "The Rare Delight of You." Singer-actress (and John's wife) Jessica will release her debut solo CD, "Pentimento," on June 4. The recording for PS Classics puts a new twist on vintage songs from the twenties and thirties. The Feinstein's engagement will also boast the premiere of a new Pizzarelli composition entitled "The Gangster Song" as well as the musicianship of The John Pizzarelli Trio, comprised of Bucky Pizzarelli (guitar), Ray Kennedy (on piano) and Martin Pizzarelli (on bass).
John Pizzarelli is an internationally renowned vocalist and jazz guitarist, who is the son of guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli, who performed White House concerts with Benny Goodman and Frank Sinatra. Jessica Molaskey has performed on and Off-Broadway and in several national tours. Her theatrical credits include Dream, Tommy, Falsettos, City of Angels, Crazy for You, Les Misérables, Cats, Chess, Dream True, Songs for a New World and Time & Again.
Feinstein's at the Regency is located at 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street. The Pizzarellis will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:30 PM with late shows on Friday and Saturday at 11 PM. The 8:30 PM shows have a $60 cover and a $39.50 minimum; late shows have a $60 cover and a $25 minimum. Call (212) 339-4095 for reservations.
—By Andrew Gans