World-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli was hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.” John and his wife, Broadway soprano Jessica Molaskey, are passionate about presenting jazz to the non-jazz listener, through their performances and through their weekly Radio Deluxe broadcasts. As John told the Wall Street Journal: “I ask myself this question: How can we take our style and introduce it to people who grew up on Gershwin and people who grew up on the Beatles?”
Established as one of the prime contemporary interpreters of the Great American Songbook and a “rare entertainer of the old school” (Seattle Times), Pizzarelli has expanded his Songbook repertoire by including the music of Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Antônio Carlos Jobim and Lennon-McCartney. His themed shows with his wife Jessica Molaskey suggest there is no limit to the couple's imagination or talent. Their shows together probe the complexities of life and love in today’s world (“Coffee in a Cardboard Cup”), and marry John’s jazz style with Jessica’s distinctly cabaret sensibility.
Stephen Holden of the New York Times describes the couple as “...long-married musical partners whose work gets deeper each year”. Join us in the Venetian Room this spring to see and hear their newest Cafe Carlyle offering!