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Bucky Pizzarelli (1926 – 2020)

For more than seven decades, the legendary Bucky Pizzarelli has had a stellar career. “The complete jazz musician”, he was a fixture in jazz and the studios since the early ‘50s. The list of big bands and vocalists with whom Bucky has performed and recorded reads like a veritable Who’s Who of Jazz. One of the era’s most solid rhythm players, Pizzarelli was in high demand, playing and touring with Benny Goodman, Zoot Sims, Bud Freeman, and Stephane Grappelli, and, later, recording with George Van Eps, Carl Kress and George Barnes. His superior mastery of the seven-string guitar is unparalleled. The beloved guitarist has developed a very personal style that sets him apart. He lives in Saddle River, New Jersey, with his wife of nearly 70 years, Ruth.

Thank you, Bucky, for being a Benedetto Player (our first!) since 1978—37 years!

“…moves effortlessly from the daunting format of the solo guitar to playing solid, swinging rhythm and single string solos…”

photo courtesy of player



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