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Bucky Pizzarelli and the Michéle Ramo Trio at Kerrytown Concert House


Kerrytown Concert House
415 North Fourth Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI


Sun, April 21, 2013
7p & 8:30p




Michele Ramo
Michele Ramo
guitar, 8-string
Heidi Hepler
Heidi Hepler
Paul Keller
Paul Keller
bass, acoustic


"Pizzarelli demonstrated his legendary and characteristic style on his seven-string instrument; he created long and flowing lines, plucked as well as strummed in a muted fashion, tastefully employing his ample and diverse resources as a musician."
-Erik R. Quick, All About Jazz
This performance is supported by the Don Chisholm Friends of Jazz at Kerrytown Concert House.

Bucky Pizzarelli
A superior guitarist appreciated by swing musicians in particular, Bucky Pizzarelli has been a fixture in jazz and the studios since the early '50s. Self-taught, Pizzarelli has long been a master of the seven-string guitar. He toured with Vaughn Monroe before and after a stint in the military. In 1952, Pizzarelli joined the staff of NBC and 12 years later he switched to ABC; in addition, he worked with the Three Sounds (1956-1957) and had several tours with Benny Goodman. In the 1970s he was more active in jazz, co-leading a duo with George Barnes and working with Zoot Sims, Bud Freeman, and Stéphane Grappelli, among many others. Pizzarelli has since kept up a busy recording schedule and plays often at jazz parties. Bucky has also recorded with his son, John Pizzarelli, on an occasional basis since the early '80s, including the albums Nirvana (1995), Solos & Duets (1996), Contrasts (1999), Passionate Guitars (2001), and Generations (2007). Also in 2007 the senior Pizzarelli recorded 5 for Freddie: Bucky's Tribute to Freddie Green on the Arbors label....

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Kerrytown Concert House uploaded this event on March 5, 2013