Guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli Jr. was born on April 6, 1960 in Paterson, NJ. He grew up surrounded by jazz but also drew on influences from the popular music of the day. John was performing in duo situations with his father, Bucky, by 1980, later joining the Tony Monte Trio, or broadcasting over WNEW in New York. His prowess on the seven string guitar and relaxed vocal style have made him one of todays most sought after jazz performers and recording artists. He currently leads a trio with his brother Martin on bass and Ray Kennedy on piano.
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