John Pizzarelli

John Pizzarelli, the world-renowned jazz guitarist and singer, was called “hip with a wink” by Town & Country, “madly creative” by the Los Angeles Times and “the genial genius of the guitar” by The Toronto Star.

After his recent smash success with the Boston Pops, he was hailed by The Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.” And the Seattle Times called him “a tour de force” and “a rare entertainer of the old school.” Before a recent show in the northwest, the local paper quipped “John Pizzarelli is so impossibly cool, he shouldn’t be legally allowed to enter Oregon.”

Using as touchstones performers like Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and Joao Gilberto, and the songs of composers from Richard Rodgers and George Gershwin to James Taylor, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Lennon & McCartney, Pizzarelli has established himself as one of the prime interpreters of the Great American Songbook and beyond, bringing to his work the cool jazz flavor of his brilliant guitar playing and singing.