World on a String

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

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

JONATHAN SCHWARTZ has hosted radio programs in New York City for more than thirty years; he is currently heard on WNYC and XM Satellite Radio. He has written three novels and a book of short stories.