World on a String

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World on a String

A Musical Memoir

By John Pizzarelli; Joseph Cosgriff; Jonathan Schwartz (Foreword by)

Wiley (TP), Hardcover, 9781118062975, 282pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2012

Description
Behind the scenes in the life of a musician--an exuberant, entertaining memoir from jazz guitarist, singer, and raconteur John Pizzarelli

John Pizzarelli, the son of jazz guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli, is a connoisseur of American song who grew up among the legends of jazz. From teenage explorations of rock music to life on the road with his father, he worked his way from gigs in tiny clubs to opening for Frank Sinatra during his final international tour. Now Pizzarelli performs in festivals and top venues across the United States and the world, and he shares his unique journey in this revealing, charming, and heartwarming memoir.Includes firsthand stories of famous jazz greats and popular music icons including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Benny Goodman, Joe Pass, James Taylor, and Paul McCartneyReveals what it was like to grow up among great musicians and storytellers and shares the day-to-day experiences of a touring musician's lifeIncludes thirty-five terrific photographs that take you inside John Pizzarelli's life and music Part of the Wiley-Lincoln Center alliance

Absorbing, upbeat, funny, and down to earth, "World on a String" is an irresistible celebration of music and life that will appeal to John Pizzarelli's large and growing following.



About the Author
JOHN PIZZARELLI has enjoyed a more than thirty-year career as a jazz guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. His syndicated radio program, "Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli," cohosted with his wife, Jessica Molaskey, airs in more than one hundred markets. He began his recording career in 1980 and has appeared on more than two hundred record albums, twenty-five as a singer and leader. His performance highlights include headlining concerts at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Hollywood Bowl, and New Year's Eve at the Kennedy Center, opening for Frank Sinatra's World Tour in 1993, accompanying Paul McCartney as part of an iTunes live streaming concert in February 2012, and an annual month-long engagement with his wife, Jessica, at New York's Cafe Carlyle.JOSEPH COSGRIFF is a writer, songwriter, and speaker who lives in New York City.

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