John Pizzarelli Trio: Tribute to George Shearing
February 12 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
John Pizzarelli charms audiences with his warmth, sense of humor, and musical chops. Through his multi-faceted career as a jazz guitarist, vocalist and bandleader, the son of the legendary New Jersey native guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, has become one of the most recognizable faces and voices in contemporary jazz for his interpretations of classic standards, romantic ballads and the cool jazz flavor he brings to his performances and recordings. While maintaining a busy touring schedule, John also founded “Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli” a nationally syndicated radio program co-hosted with his wife, Broadway star Jessica Molaskey.
Join us as John Pizzarelli pays tribute to the legacy of George Shearing, one of the world’s most influential and beloved jazz pianists and composers of all time. Sir George Shearing’s remarkable career as a recording artist and concert performer began in the 1950’s and lasted through the 1990’s. Shearing composed over 300 songs including the jazz standard, “Lullaby of Birdland”.