Online Video Premiere of the 2011 Lyrics & Lyricists Concert Frank and Tony and Peggy and Me
Celebrating jazz guitar master Bucky Pizzarelli’s birthday was a sweet tradition at 92Y. In January 2011, we opened our Lyrics & Lyricists season with a special 85th birthday celebration featuring Bucky, who in his remarkable career had performed and recorded with some of the most iconic singers in jazz and popular music. Bucky’s son, guitarist and vocalist John Pizzarelli, hosted this party of a show: Frank and Tony and Peggy and Me. It was the kind of family affair Bucky loved best, with sons John and bassist Martin, daughter-in-law vocalist Jessica Molaskey, and a cast of jazz and musical theater luminaries and friends performing alongside him. The fare was classic Bucky—“Sing, Sing, Sing,” “Honeysuckle Rose” a tender “This Nearly Was Mine” and more. It was a celebration filled with lyricism and swing and love and joy, just like the man it honored. Our hearts go out to Bucky's family, and all who loved him. We are further saddened by the recent passing of Bucky's beloved wife Ruth.
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