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John Pizzarelli • SOPAC • 4.13.19

  • SOPAC 1 SOPAC Way South Orange, NJ, 07079 United States (map)

John Pizzarelli

A Celebration of Nat King Cole

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8PM at SOPAC

John Pizzarelli MWB Music Without Borders

World-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli has been hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing Jazz.” The Toronto Star pegged him as “the genial genius of the guitar,” and the Seattle Times saluted him as “a rare entertainer of the old school.”

Established as one of the prime contemporary interpreters of the Great American Songbook, John Pizzarelli has expanded that repertoire by including the music of Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Antônio Carlos Jobim and The Beatles. His themed shows, often performed with his wife Jessica Molaskey, suggest there is no limit to Pizzarelli’s imagination or talent.

And now, John Pizzarelli turns his considerable talent to the timeless music of Nat King Cole.  While plenty of Jazz greats influenced his work – Benny Goodman, Les Paul, Zoot Sims, Clark Terry and Slam Stewart, among others – Cole has been Pizzarelli’s hero and foundation over the last 25 years.