Bucky Pizzarelli

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Bucky Pizzarelli

American Jazz guitarist and banjoist, and the father of jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli and upright bassist Martin Pizzarelliadd

Category: Music (655)

Born in 1926.

Country: United States (100%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Benny Goodman, Claude Williams (musician), Johnny Carson

Linked to: Chesky Records, American Broadcasting Company, Rutgers University, NBC




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Bucky Pizzarelli was born in 1926 add something


Pizzarelli began his professional career at 17 when he joined the Vaughn Monroe dance band in 1944. add something


In 1952 Pizzarelli became a staff musician for NBC, playing with Skitch Henderson. add something


From 1956–1957, Pizzarelli, using the stage name "Johnny Buck," performed with The Three Suns pop music trio. add something


In 1964, he became a member of The Tonight Show Band on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. add something


The show aired for one hour in August 1985, with son John adding his vocals on two selections. add something


He toured several times off and on with Benny Goodman up and until 1986, the year of Goodman's death. add something


Claude Williams (musician) - He performed at the White House a number of times, most recently in 1998, when he, Bucky Pizzarelli and Keter Betts played in a performance featuring dancers Savion Glover and Jimmy Slyde.


Evan Christopher - As a composer, original songs appear on CDs such as "Delta Bound" featuring pianist Dick Hyman , "The Remembering Song" featuring guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli , and the Grammy-winning New Orleans Jazz Orchestra's "Book One." In July 2010, he debuted the "Treat It Gentle Suite," a concerto for clarinet and jazz band in the New Orleans style, with the Minnesota Orchestra