John Pizzarelli, the world-renowned guitarist and singer, returns to the legendary jazz club Birdland with his combo The Swing Seven. Featuring his musical partners Martin Pizzarelli on bass, Larry Fuller on piano and Tony Tedesco on drums - and a four-piece horn section - John performs a special collection of swing classics like "How High The Moon?," "Just You, Just Me," "Lemon Twist," "Lulu's Back In Town" and his signature showstopper "I Like Jersey Best."
John Pizzarelli has been impressing audiences for over 25 years by singing classic standards and late-night ballads, and by playing sublime and inventive guitar. His cool jazz flavor has made him one of the prime revivalists of the great American songbook. On television he is recognized from national appearances on The Tonight Show, Late Night With Conan O'Brien and in the famous commercials for Foxwoods Casino. He has appeared in films such as The Out-Of-Towners with Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn and has been seen on performance stages from Radio City Music Hall to the Hollywood Bowl to festivals around the globe. In a big year for John, his new CD Dear Mr. Sinatra has been a mainstay on Billboard's Top 10 jazz charts, he was named among "6 Jazz Singers Worth A Listen" by Time Magazine, he was invited to perform for Tony Bennett at his 80th Birthday Gala in Washington DC, and he headlined at the Newport Jazz Festival and the Hollywood Bowl. His national tour is kicking into high gear with stops in Boston; Las Vegas; Seattle; Washington, D.C. and many more. Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli, his new program which the Los Angeles Times called "a syndicated radio show that combines the retro feel of a 1940s living room broadcast with a boomer's passion for the Great American Songbook," has just been introduced as a podcast, which can be downloaded every Friday at John's website.
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