Jazz Guitarists – Bucky Pizzarelli

Musican Summary

Bucky Pizzarelli Live @ Ouro PretoBucky Pizzarelli played as a staff musician for NBC in the 1950s. He played with Skitch Henderson and with Doc Severinsen on the Tonight show. He has toured with the Benny Goodman band and played with guitar greats Tal Farlow and Les Paul.

Bucky Pizzarelli was inspired by George Van Epps to take up the 7-string guitar. Bucky’s son, John Pizzarelli also plays 7-string guitar.

I personally enjoyed his recordings with New York Swing, a trio with John Bunch (piano) and Jay Leonhart (Bass). John Bunch died March 30, 2010.

C-Jam Blues. Les Paul (right), Tal Farlow (center), Bucky Pizzarelli (left).


Sweet Georgia Brown. Bucky’s son, John with Bucky Pizzarelli (both still young).

Satin Doll. (same personnel as above, but some years later).

Related Posts

Jazz Guitarists – Russell Malone
views since 2016-11-26 = 70
Russell Malone's first big break occurred when he was 25 years old and began playing with the great jazz organist Jimmy Smith. He played with Jimm...
Modern Guitar Innovations – 1937 – The...
views since 2016-11-26 = 78
Adding a 7th string to a six string guitar is probably an idea that has occurred and been tried repeatedly in the history of the guitar. You can searc...
More Harp Players you should know
views since 2016-11-26 = 94
My last post was blues harmonica players who played with Muddy Waters. Here's a list to end the year (2014) of other players you should know. I'm tryi...
What About Female Musicians?
views since 2016-11-26 = 28
I enjoy discovering and listening to great female musicians. It isn't difficult to find great women jazz and blues singers. Many share my appreciation...

Leave a Reply