"Pizzarelli's music portrays the kind of joy that sneaks up on you at odd moments when you're just talking around feeling good." -- The New York Times.
"It's been rumored that the Great American Songbook is making a comeback. As far as I'm concerned, it never left.” -- John Pizzarelli
John Pizzarelli oozes charm with every riff he plays and every note he croons. It's that old school magnetism, along with his masterful musicianship, that has kept the guitarist and singer a fixture in the American jazz scene for nearly 30 years. Celebrated for his take on the American songbook, he has re-imagined the works of timeless greats like Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Richard Rodgers, adding his own contemporary flavour to established hits. Over his decades of serenading the masses, he has played the role of both bandleader, with his John Pizzarelli Trio, and solo artist, collaborating with an impressive list that includes James Taylor, Rosemary Clooney, Natalie Cole and Sir Paul McCartney. His adventures in swing, jazz, pop and bossa nova have brought his act to stages across the world, and on Broadway.
This will be the John Pizzarelli Quartet's 7th Shedd appearance. Obviously, we can't get enough.
This concert is eligible for The Shedd's Free Shedd Jazz Student Ticket
program, which makes a limited number of free tickets to 2015-16 Shedd jazz concerts available to students elementary through college. The program is made possible by a grant from Chamber Music America
and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
. Contact The Shedd Ticket Office for information.