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John Pizzarelli Quartet 
General Event Information
Event Category:
Live Music: Jazz
Price:
$26.50 * contact the Venue listed below for ticketing information  
Dates and Times:
July 31-August 3, 12:00-12:00AM; (Thurs-Sat, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.; Sun, 7:30 p.m.)

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes jazz swing guitiarist and singer John Pizzarrelli and his band for four nights and seven shows! Band members are TBA. Show times Thursday - Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Show time Sunday at 7:30pm.

John Pizzarelli, the world-renowned jazz guitarist and singer, was called “Hip with a wink” by Town & Country, “madly creative” by the Los Angeles Times and “the genial genius of the guitar” by The Toronto Star. When he performs with his wife, singer/actress Jessica Molaskey, and his father, guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli, they were labeled “the First Family of Cool” by the San Francisco Chronicle and “the von Trapps on Martinis” by The New Yorker.

After his recent smash success with the Boston Pops, he was hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.” And the Seattle Times called him “a tour de force” and “a rare entertainer of the old school.” Before a recent show in the northwest, the local paper quipped “John Pizzarelli is so impossibly cool, he shouldn’t be legally allowed to enter Oregon.”

Using performers like Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra and Joao Gilberto and the songs of composers from Richard Rodgers, George Gershwin to James Taylor, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Lennon & McCartney as touchstones, John Pizzarelli has established himself as one of the prime interpreters of the Great American Songbook and beyond, bringing to his work the cool jazz flavor of his brilliant guitar playing and singing.

Pizzarelli started playing guitar at age six, following in the tradition of his father. After playing in pickup groups and garage bands through high school he began exploring jazz with his father as a teenager, and was able to perform with a number of great jazz musicians who would be a major influence on his work, including Benny Goodman, Les Paul, Zoot Sims, Clark Terry and Slam Stewart. John went out on his own after recording My Blue Heaven for Chesky Records in 1990, then toured extensively, playing clubs and concert halls, opening for such greats as Dave Brubeck, Ramsey Lewis and Rosemary Clooney. In 1993, he was honored to open for Frank Sinatra’s international tour and then joined in the celebration for his 80th birthday at Carnegie Hall.
Venue Information
Address:
2033 6th Ave  
City:
Seattle 
State:
WA 
Zip Code:
98121 
Country:
United States 
Telephone:
(206) 441-9729 
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