World on a String by John Pizzarelli

John Pizzarelli’s career as a jazz guitarist has spanned over 30 years, including sold-out concert tours around the world, his syndicated radio program “Radio Deluxe”, and his bi-annual engagement at New York City’s most prestigious cabaret venue, Cafe Carlyle. The son of legendary guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, one could say the John was born to be the musician he is today. But that wasn’t always so obvious. In WORLD ON A STRING: A Musical Memoir (Wiley; hardcover; on sale November 13, 2012; $26.95), Pizzarelli and his co-author Joseph Cosgriff tell the wonderful tale of a young man growing up in New Jersey, learning banjo then guitar at the knees of his uncles and father, and working hard without sacrificing any fun. The book is a glittering tour through a musical who’s who of the 20th century, a moving reflection on a singular father-son relationship, and an entertaining guide to a musical education that happened completely outside of a classroom.


About 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.

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Duration: Nov 16, 2012-Dec 16, 2012