Stanford Jazz Festival

2014 Stanford Jazz Festival presents: Chick Corea, Kenny Barron, Jack DeJohnette, Larry Coryell, Arturo Sandoval, Kenny Burrell, Fred Hersch, Joe Louis Walker, Jimmy Heath, Taylor Eigsti, Julian Lage, Meklit, Sachal Vasandani, Pacific Mambo Orchestra, and more. Join us for our 43rd summer of jazz on the campus of Stanford University.

John Pizzarelli

  • Dinkelspiel Auditorium Braun Music Center 471 Lagunita Drive Stanford, CA 94305
“Pizzarelli instigates high-speed musical conversations within the group that have the fast, frisky playfulness of a pro basketball team…”   — The New York Times 

“Pizzarelli instigates high-speed musical conversations within the group that have the fast, frisky playfulness of a pro basketball team…”   — The New York Times 

 

Guitarist and vocalist John Pizzarelli is well established as one of the modern interpreters of the Great American Songbook. While his touchstones range from John Lennon to George Gershwin and Antonio Carlos Jobim, his true hero is Nat “King” Cole and Pizzarelli sees his work as a 21st Century version of Cole’s famed trio. A prolific recording artist, many of John’s albums have focused on the legacy of an individual artist such as Frank Sinatra or Duke Ellington. His 2008 tribute to composer Richard Rodgers, With A Song In My Heart, was nominated for a Grammy Award. In addition to his own projects, Pizzarelli has collaborated with music icons including James Taylor, Paul McCartney, Rickie Lee Jones and Rosemary Clooney. He has appeared with Jay Leno, David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien and many other TV personalities and received the coveted Ella Fitzgerald Award at the 2009 Montreal Jazz Festival.

 

$15 / 42 / 55 premium 

or call 650.725.2787

 

John Pizzarelli, guitar & vocals
Konrad Paszkudzki, piano
Martin Pizzarelli, bass  
Kevin Kanner, drums

John Pizzarelli — "I Got Rhythm"