|WLA - Hot & Cool Jazz: Bucky Pizzarelli, John Cutrone and Jerry Bruno|
|Saturday January 26, 2013|
|7:30 PM to 9:00 PM|
Join us for an evening of some of your favorite jazz pieces performed by three veterans of the music business: Bucky Pizzarelli on guitar, Jerry Bruno on bass and John Cutrone on drums.
For more than six decades, the legendary Bucky Pizzarelli has had a stellar career, appreciated by swing musicians in particular. Self-taught, Pizzarelli has long been a master of the seven-string guitar. “The complete jazz musician,” he has been a fixture in jazz and the studios since the early ‘50s. He has played and recorded with everyone from Benny Goodman to the Tonight Show Band. Legendary guitarist who performed with Sinatra at the White House and toured with him throughout the US, Pizzarelli also played and recorded with Tony Bennett, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Kate Smith, Sarah Vaughn, Peggy Lee, Rosemary Clooney and Zoot Sims, among others. He played for years with Doc Severinsen on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.
Jerry Bruno played with Frank Sinatra over a number of years beginning in 1979, including at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall as well as on tours throughout Brazil and the US. Jerry was an active studio musician, recording with Don Costa, Tony Bennett, Stevie and Eddie, and many others. He also toured and performed with greats such as Liza Minelli, Tommy Dorsey and Louis Prima. Jerry met Bucky Pizzarelli in 1948 when they were both playing in Vaughn Monroe's big band and they have been playing together ever since.
John Cutrone has appeared on albums ranging from Jazz Artist 'Lou Stein' to Folk Artist 'Pete Seeger.' John has played on commercial recordings and was staff percussionist at the Darien Dinner Theatre for twelve years. John has recorded over thirteen albums for the Karaoke music label 'Pocket Songs.' John's playing experience has included working with Jazz and Studio Artists: Bill Watrous and the Manhattan Wildlife Refuge, Danny Stiles, Will Lee, Joe Beck, Chris Brubeck, Bucky Pizzarelli, Carmen Leggio, Jerry Bruno, Clark Terry, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Pete Levin, Tom 'Bones' Malone, Lou Marini, Howard Johnson, Gerry Niewood, Marvin Stamm, Frank Foster, Elliott Randall, Eddie Bert, Al Klink, Bob Rosengarden, Chip Jackson, George Duvivier, Bill Crow, Ben Aronov, Duke Jordan, and Broadway and Television actress Barbara McNair. John currently lives in Connecticut and continues to teach drums privately at his home.
Reception following the concert. CDs available for purchase and signing. Suggested donation: $10. Funded by William and Karen Tell Foundation with special thanks to Ed and Catherine Romer and Chris & Tish Brubeck. Advance registration strongly suggested. Pre-registrants should arrive by 7:20pm to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 7:20pm if space is available. To register, please click the Sign Up button below or call (203) 762-3950, Ext, 213. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org