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Like his father Bucky, John Pizzarelli is a musician’s musician, a virtuoso guitarist, and a singer who’s worked with artists as diverse as Paul McCartney, James Taylor, Rosemary Clooney, Les Paul and Benny Goodman. In addition to being a brilliant improviser, John is also an extraordinarily compelling storyteller with a deep history of experience to share.

Join John Pizzarelli and NJPAC President and CEO John Schreiber for an hour of words and music that will trace more than 70 years of jazz history and the Pizzarelli family’s story, through a discussion that ranges from Bucky’s early career to John’s collaborations with him, and John’s own emergence as a major figure in music.

This virtual conversation with music is part of a new series at NJPAC: Every month, a special guest visits our virtual theater to share the work of a jazz or American Song performer or composer they love. NJPAC’s John Schreiber joins our featured guest in a wide-ranging conversation, taking a deep dive into the history of this timeless music and tales of the legendary artists who brought it to life.

The American Song series at NJPAC is presented, in part, through the generous support of the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the David S. Steiner and Sylvia Steiner Charitable Trust, and the Joan and Allen Bildner Family Fund.