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