Judy Kuhn, John Pizzarelli, Jessica Molaskey, Darius de Haas Set for Lyrics & Lyricists Concert

News   Judy Kuhn, John Pizzarelli, Jessica Molaskey, Darius de Haas Set for Lyrics & Lyricists Concert
 
The 92nd Street Y's 2011 Lyrics & Lyricists season will launch Jan. 9, 2011, with Frank and Tony and Peggy and Me: Making Music with the Great Singers.

Judy Kuhn
Judy Kuhn Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The weekend of concerts, which celebrate the 85th birthday of jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, will feature his son and daughter-in-law, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey, who also serve as co-artistic directors for the show. Vocalists will also include Darius de Haas and Judy Kuhn. Bucky Pizzarelli will make a special guest appearance.

The artists will be backed by Larry Fuller (piano), Tony Tedesco (drums), Martin Pizzarelli (bass), Ken Peplowski (woodwinds) and Aaron Weinstein (violin).

About his father, John Pizzarelli said in a statement, "Bucky’s career spans an amazingly diverse range of American music from 1930 through today. He was part of the Big Band era with Benny Goodman and the heyday of sophisticated New York singers like Julie London and Peggy Lee. He was connected to the early days of rock ‘n roll, playing with Dion and the Belmonts, and with later singer-songwriters like Carly Simon and Janis Ian. And he’s integral to the music that’s become known as the American Songbook. When you want a certain sound, you want Bucky, and we’re thrilled to celebrate not only his birthday, but his musical achievements throughout the years."

Show times are Jan. 8 at 8 PM, Jan. 9 at 2 PM and 7 PM and Jan. 10 at 2 PM and 8 PM.

For ticket information visit www.92Y.org

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