Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club presents GRAMMY® award-winning producer, guitarist and singer JOHN PIZZARELLI on December 16 at 7:30 p.m.
GRAMMY Award-winning producer, guitarist and singer JOHN PIZZARELLI will bring his world-renowned jazz guitar and vocal skills to Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club on Thursday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m. John Pizzarelli is one of 17 GRAMMY® award-winning artists on Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club 2021 Show Schedule – which also includes a comprehensive roster of talented musicians with over 200 GRAMMY® Award nominations among them. The initial Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club show schedule for 2022 is now available at http://www.jimmysoncongress.com/events
PORTSMOUTH, NH, December 11, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – The Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club Presents GRAMMY® Award Winning Producer, Guitarist and Vocalist JOHN PIZZARELLI on December 16 at 7:30 p.m. World famous guitarist and singer Jean Pizzarelli was hailed by the Boston Globe for “revitalizing the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz”. The Toronto Star called him a “brilliant genius on the guitar.” And the Seattle weather hailed him as “a rare old school artist”.
Established as one of the leading contemporary performers of the Great American Songbook, Pizzarelli has expanded this repertoire to include the music of Paul McCartney, Joni mitchell, Neil young, Tom is waiting, Antonio Carlos jobim and the Beatles. His themed shows, often performed with his wife Jessica molaskey, suggest that there is no limit to Pizzarelli’s imagination or talent.
While many jazz greats have influenced his work, Benny Goodman, The Paul, Zoot Sims, Clark terry and Slam Stewart, among others — Cole has been the hero and foundation of Pizzarelli for the past 25 years. He devoted two albums to his music, ‘Dear Mr. Cole’ and ‘PS Mr. Cole’.
Pizzarelli’s solo recording career began in 1990 with ‘My Blue Heaven’ on Chesky Records. He has performed in clubs and concert halls on the jazz circuit, opening for greats like Dave brubeck, Ramsey lewis and Rosemary Clooney. In 1993 he had the honor of opening for that of Frank Sinatra touring internationally, then joined in her 80th birthday celebration at Carnegie Hall, knocking the house down singing “I don’t know why I love you like I do” with her accompanying dad.
Pizzarelli also married songs from great pop songwriters of his own generation with traditional jazz arrangements and melodies. His album ‘Double Exposure’ brought together the Beatles and Lee morgan, Tom is waiting with Billy strayhorn and the Allman Brothers Band with the style of Wes montgomery. As he told The Wall Street Journal, “I asked myself a few questions: ‘How do we take the style that we do and communicate it to the people who grew up on Gershwin and to those who grew up on The Beatles? How do we communicate jazz to non-jazz listeners? ”The Guardian in the UK was among many publications to praise the album:“ The arrangements are crisp and witty, the vocals deceptively easy to live and the guitar playing just great. It’s a delight. “
“We are delighted to bring GRAMMY® Award winner John Pizzarelli to Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club. John’s contemporary renditions of the Great American Songbook are awesome! ” noted Suzanne Bresette, General Manager of Programming at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club. “John is a terrific artist and he will create a very memorable evening of jazz music for the sold-out event at Jimmy’s.”
Tickets for JEAN PIZZARELLI at Jimmy’s Jazz and Blues Club on Thursday, December 16 are FULL.
Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club’s 2021 show schedule includes 17 GRAMMY® award-winning artists and a comprehensive roster of talented musicians with over 200 GRAMMY® Award nominations among them. Visit Jimmy’s Online Calendar of Events for the full 2021 Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club program as well as an impressive 2022 initial program. Jimmy’s e-newsletter to stay informed of new announcements of jazz and blues artists, tickets, specials, Jimmy’s Sunday Jazz Brunch and more.
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The mission of Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club is to provide guests with a unique, world-class experience featuring serious jazz and blues music served with exceptional Southern-inspired cuisine. Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club offers a spectacular and breathtaking environment designed to deliver the highest quality acoustics while using cutting-edge production, sound and lighting technologies. Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club is located in a beautifully restored 1905 building at 135 Congress Street, in the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. For more information visit http://www.jimmysoncongress.com or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JimmysJazzBlues.
Suzanne Bresette, Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club, 888-603-5299, [email protected]
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