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Bucky Pizzarelli (center) with the Benny Goodman band, ca. 1972 (Wikimedia Commons — Heinrich Klaffs)

Bucky Pizzarelli (center) with the Benny Goodman band, ca. 1972 (Wikimedia Commons — Heinrich Klaffs)

A pioneer of the 7-string guitar, a World War II veteran, and a native New Jerseyan, 88 year-old John “Bucky” Pizzarelli is a true jazz legend. The father of another jazz guitarist, John Pizzarelli, as well as bassist Martin Pizzarelli and classical guitarist Mary Pizzarelli, the elder Pizzarelli has worked with everyone from Les Paul, Stéphane Grappelli, and Benny Goodman to Tiny Tim, whom he accompanied through his stint in the band of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

Pizzarelli was recently the subject of a 15-minute, 2011 student documentary entitled The Seventh String: The Life and Tales of Bucky Pizzarelli:

Pizzarelli was also profiled by National Public Radio on All Things Considered in 2009, and he gave his most recently published interview for Boardwalk Jazz with P.J. Rasmussen, which you can view here.

We’re delighted to present two sets of music by this living legend of jazz, who will be joined by fellow guitarists Jack Wilkins and Howard Alden. Please join us in welcoming John “Bucky” Pizzarelli on our stage tomorrow evening!

Bucky Pizzarelli & Friends perform this Tuesday, September 30th, 2014, at The Jazz Gallery. The performance will feature Pizzarelli, Jack Wilkins, and Howard Alden on guitar. Sets are at 8 and 10 p.m. First and second sets are each $25 general admission and $15 for Members. Purchase tickets here.

Please note that sets are at 8 and 10 pm., our new set times starting in September.