Music at the Mission presents Bucky Pizzarelli in concert on Saturday, March 16th at 8:00pm. Doors open at 7:30 for general admission.
John “Bucky” Pizzarelli is a world renowned jazz guitarist. His career spans over 60 years from the Vaughn Monroe Orchestra, to the Johnny Carson Tonight Show. Hundreds of jazz concerts worldwide, including White House performances with Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, and Claude “Fiddler” Williams, with Presidents Reagan and Clinton add to the list.
His numerous worldwide tours also included performances with practically every jazz legend, such as Stephane Grapelli, Slam Stewart, Tal Farlow, Rosemary Clooney, Zoot Sims, Benny Carter, Michael Feinstein and Charlie Byrd, to name a few. He has hundreds of jazz recordings with every major jazz great, including his own solo albums and work with his two sons, John and Martin Pizzarelli. He is on the soundtrack of Woody Allen’s Sweet and Lowdown and appeared on PBS with Les Paul and Tal Farlow, The New Jersey Jazz Guitars [Filmed at Rutgers University].
Last year, Bucky became one of the very first musicians in New Jersey to have two of his guitars, along with a recorded history of his lifetime in music, inducted into the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. In 2011 Bucky was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame and in 2012 recorded with Paul McCartney on his latest Grammy Winning Album, “Kisses On The Bottom”Ed Laub: a 7 string guitarist and vocalist, performs in concerts and clubs throughout the New York area, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Feinstein’s, Smalls Jazz Club, The Iridium, Birdland, PNC Arts Center, Bickford Theatre, NJ-PAC, Berrie Performing Arts Center, and Les Paul Museum.
For over a decade, he has been a consistent playing partner with his mentor and friend, Bucky Pizzarelli. “Pizzarelli is the complete jazz musician and Laub complements him perfectly.” All About Jazz MagazineEd performs with such great artists as Gene Bertoncini, John Pizzarelli, Paul Meyers, Martin Pizzarelli, Howard Alden, Frank Vignola, and Jack Wilkins and has had special guest appearances with the late Kenny Rankin.
Early 2013, he will be releasing his first CD with Bucky Pizzarelli.
Tickets are $22 advance; $25 door and available online at www.MusicattheMission.org
or by mail – Check payable to Music at the Mission and send to PO Box 349, West Milford, NJ 07480.
We hold all tix at the door under purchaser’s name. All checks must be received by March 15th.
Reserved seating for MATM members at specific levels – see Membership page at ourwebsite
Music at the Mission is located at 1452 Union Valley Rd., West Milford, NJ at the West Milford Presbyterian Church.For further information call 973-728-4201.
***MATM is a 501(c)3 – donations are tax deductible*** Music at the Mission is a non-profit, all volunteer run organization dedicated to presenting great live, local and affordable music through monthly concerts and open mic nights! MATM rents space at the West Milford Presbyterian Church at 1452 Union Valley Road in West Milford, NJ.
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Music at the Mission is funded in part by the Passaic County Cultural and Heritage Council at Passaic county Community College, through a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of the State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.