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John Pizzarelli

Host, Radio Deluxe on The Jonathan Channel

Using performers like Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra and Joao Gilberto and the songs of composers from Richard Rodgers, George Gershwin to James Taylor, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Lennon & McCartney as touchstones, John Pizzarelli has established himself as one of the prime interpreters of the Great American Songbook and beyond, bringing to his work the cool jazz flavor of his brilliant guitar playing and singing.

Using performers like Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra and Joao Gilberto and the songs of composers from Richard Rodgers, George Gershwin to James Taylor, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Lennon & McCartney as touchstones, John Pizzarelli has established himself as one of the prime interpreters of the Great American Songbook and beyond, bringing to his work the cool jazz flavor of his brilliant guitar playing and singing.

Pizzarelli started playing guitar at age six, following in the tradition of his father. After playing in pickup groups and garage bands through high school he began exploring jazz with his father as a teenager, and was able to perform with a number of great jazz musicians who would be a major influence on his work, including Benny Goodman, Les Paul, Zoot Sims, Clark Terry and Slam Stewart. John went out on his own after recording My Blue Heaven for Chesky Records in 1990, then toured extensively, playing clubs and concert halls, opening for such greats as Dave Brubeck, Ramsey Lewis and Rosemary Clooney.

Pizzarelli signed with the GRAMMY® Award winning label Telarc International in 1999 recording a string of successful CDs starting with Kisses In The Rain, a diverse set of standards and original tunes that showcases the spontaneity of his live performances within a studio setting, followed by Let There Be Love.

A veteran radio personality, Pizzarelli hosted “New York Tonight” on WNEW from 1984 to 1988. John has also successfully launched “Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli,” his nationally syndicated radio program, co-hosted with his wife, Broadway star Jessica Molaskey. Bringing warmth, humor and that long-lost “live” feel back to radio, the show takes place in their “deluxe living room high atop Lexington Avenue” and the conversations are relaxed, candid, and off-the-cuff as is the music. He has interviewed a wide range of guests from Liza Minnelli, Mitch Albom and Regis Philbin to Kurt Elling, Annie Ross and Keely Smith. The show is available globally as a podcast at www.johnpizzarelli.com and via iTunes.

Pizzarelli performs annual engagements at the Café Carlyle with Jessica Molaskey and at Birdland with his jazz combo. He continues to tour throughout the United States, Europe, South America and Japan, performing classic pop, jazz and swing, while setting the standard for stylish modern jazz.

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John Pizzarelli appears in the following:

Contemporary Jazz with Radio Deluxe

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Every week, join world-renowned jazz musicians, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey in their deluxe Manhattan living room for two hours of conversation and exceptional music.

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Spring is in the Air with Radio Deluxe

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Every week, join world-renowned jazz musicians, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey in their deluxe Manhattan living room for two hours of conversation and exceptional music.

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Bossa Nova on Radio Deluxe

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Every week, join world-renowned jazz musicians, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey in their deluxe Manhattan living room for two hours of conversation and exceptional music.

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Classic Jazz with Radio Deluxe

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Every week, join world-renowned jazz musicians, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey in their deluxe Manhattan living room for two hours of conversation and exceptional music.

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A Look at Broadway with Radio Deluxe

Monday, March 24, 2014

Heralded as “a leading member of a new generation of composers" by The New York Times, Tony award winning composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown, is a master of melody. This week, he stops by The Deluxe Apartment to talk with John and Jessica about his current project, The Bridges of Madison County

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New York Blues

Monday, March 17, 2014

Every week, join world-renowned jazz musicians, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey in their deluxe Manhattan living room for two hours of conversation and exceptional music.

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Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli

Monday, March 10, 2014

In this episode, Radio Deluxe brings you jazz for your Saturday morning. Streaming from the New York's most deluxe living room, John and Jessica play a big of Melanie Gardot, Catherine Russell, and many more. 

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New Music with Radio Deluxe

Saturday, March 01, 2014

In this episode, John and Jessica showcase their favorite new female singers, Catherine Russell and Kate McGary. Plus, a bit of Oscar Peterson and stories galore!

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Radio Deluxe Goes Hollywood

Saturday, February 22, 2014

This week on Radio Deluxe, it's a music tribute to The Silver Screen, as John and Jessica salute Academy Award winners, losers and nominees. 

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A Romantic Radio Deluxe

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Spend this Valentines Day weekend with the hippest couple on Lexington Avenue - John and Jessica Molaskey. These two will be spinning their favorite jazz records and while keeping the spirit of love alive.

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Movie Magic with Radio Deluxe

Saturday, February 08, 2014

This week on Radio Deluxe, John Pizzarelli is focusing on a few of his favorite movie soundtracks. Tune in and hear music from An Affair To Remember, The Road Movies and many others!

 

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Beyond the Sea with Radio Deluxe

Saturday, February 01, 2014

In this episode of Radio Deluxe, John and Jessica celebrate a week at sea on The Jazz Cruise! Enjoy the sounds of Matt Dennis, Bobby Darin, George Shearing and other jazz greats.

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Songs & Stories with Radio Deluxe

Saturday, January 25, 2014

This week on Radio Deluxe, John and Jessica share stories from their Christmas and New Years celebrations! Join in hear some good music and great stories. 

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The Classics with Radio Deluxe

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Join hosts John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey for classic jazz and good conversation. In this episode, you'll hear a little bit of Count Basie, Annie Ross, Chet Baker and there will be a Carole King tribute. All of this and more on this week's Radio Deluxe. 

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Out of the Cold with Radio Deluxe

Saturday, January 11, 2014

This week, John and Jessica escape the cold weather with the warm tones of great records. Tune in, sit back and enjoy the music of Wes Montgomery, Donald Fagen, Bob Dylan and many more. 

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Standards from Saddle River with Radio Deluxe

Saturday, January 04, 2014

This week, Radio Deluxe is broadcasting from the Pizzarelli enclave in Saddle River, New Jersey. It's great talk and music streaming from the dining room table of the Pizzarelli family. 

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Spend New Years Eve with Radio Deluxe

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Radio Deluxe returns with another New Year’s Eve celebration on WNYC.  Join husband and wife musicians John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey, for their annual broadcast from their "deluxe living room" to ring in the New Year with all your favorite music from the Great American songbook. 

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Great American Songs with Radio Deluxe - December 28, 2013

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Join hosts John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey as they pay tribute to some of their favorite musicians. Together they shine the spotlight on the music of Paul Simon, Wes Montgomery, Blossom Dearie and The Nat Cole Trio. It's great music on this week's edition of Radio Deluxe. 

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A Holiday Edition of Radio Deluxe

Saturday, December 21, 2013

In this episode, Radio Deluxe keeps the holiday fires burning! Join Jessica Molaskey and John Pizzarelli as they open presents, drink egg nog and of course, play their holiday favorites. Tune in for this holiday edition of Radio Deluxe. 

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New Year's Eve with Radio Deluxe

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Set your clocks: Radio Deluxe returns New Year's Eve with favorites from the Great American songbook. Join husband and wife musicians John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey as they ring in 2014 from their "deluxe living room".

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