Bucky Pizzarelli Performs Live at Division Street Grill on January 2nd


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Jazz Legend Bucky Pizzarelli Performs Live
at Division Street Grill
January 2nd 2010 at 7:30 and 9:30pm

Peekskill NY -- Jazz Legend Bucky Pizzarelli will keep the New Year's weekend celebration alive with his stellar jazz guitar performances at The Division Street Grill in Peekskill January 2nd 2010 at 7:30 and 9:30p.m. Jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli has played with everyone from Zoot Sims and Benny Goodman to Doc Severinsen on The Tonight Show, where he honed his reputation as one of the great chord soloists and extraordinary rhythm players of jazz. For dinner reservations for this event, call 914 739 6380. The Division Street Grill is located at 26 North Division Street, Peekskill, NY 10566 For directions and a full list of menus and events, visit divisionstreetgrill.com.

One of the top living swing-based guitarists, Bucky Pizzarelli has been a fixture on the jazz and studio scenes since the 1950s. Born in 1926 in Paterson, New Jersey, he learned the guitar and banjo as a youth. His first major job was with the Vaughn Monroe Orchestra when he was 17, playing with the dance band during 1943-51, except for a period spent in the Army during World War II. In 1952 he joined the staff of NBC, switching to ABC in 1964. Pizzarelli appeared on a countless number of recording sessions, radio and television shows and soundtracks. At the same time he was constantly active in the jazz world where his tasteful swing solos, often on his seven-string guitar, were a throwback to George Van Eps, Carl Kress and to a lesser extent Django Reinhardt. Pizzarelli was in an early version of the Three Sounds during 1956-57 with Gene Harris and Andy Simpkins, and had many tours with Benny Goodman through the years. Now 83, Pizzarelli was recently honored by the New York Public Library as one of its speakers at the “Duke Jazz Talks," an interview series that has also featured McCoy Tyner and Dave Brubeck. Pizzarelli performed with his son, jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli. The elder Pizzarelli's latest album, So Hard to Forget, was released in 2008, and the guitarist says he has another project in the works -- with John's quartet.

Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Peekskill's Artist District, The Division Street Grill offers contemporary American and international cuisine in a New York Style Setting. The restaurant is also adorned with the works of local artists. Lunch The Division Street Grill is located at 26 North Division Street, Peekskill, NY 10566 For reservations, call 914-739-6380. For directions and a full list of menus and events, visit divisionstreetgrill.co.

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