Bucky Pizzarelli

Newport jazz festival George Wein archival photo with Bucky Pizzarelli 2013

Bucky Pizzarelli Miner Benedetto concert 2009 - John Brackett Photography with text for BP bio page 1b

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 60 years, Ruth.

Miner Wines logoMiner Benedetto Cabernet Sauvignon labelBucky has performed at the Miner Benedetto Wine Release Concerts in Napa Valley since 2005


About Bucky’s first Benedetto 7-String in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution since 2006

MINERMiner-Benedetto-concert-2009-great-group-photo-740x443 John Brackett Photo

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

NEW! August 2013 – Bucky Pizzarelli “The Pizzarelli Patriarch Still Swings at 87″ by Dave Beck for kuow.org.

Fabulous new interview on Bucky by George Cole!  (Oct 2011)

Pizzarelli Grappelli Definitive Black and Blue Sessions CD Nice France 1979Pizzarellis Live at the Vineyard Theatre 1987Benedetto Players backstage Savannah Music Festival 4-1-04 group photoPolly-Harrison-with-Bucky-Pizzarelli-Stephane-Grappelli-Joseph Oldenhove de Guertechin San Antonio's Riverwalk 1992Sandy-DeVito-and-Bucky-Pizzarelli-San-Diego-Feb-2014-newsThe-HOOK-Music-Issue-Jan-Feb-2014-featuring-Bucky-Pizzarelli-1-14-14-revJoe Negri Bucky Pizzarelli at Benedetto clinic at Duquense 2010 GALLERYMark Koch and Bucky Pizzarelli Duquesne Benedetto Guitars clinic 2011Duquesne Univ 2010  Joe Negri Bucky Pizzarelli Howard PaulBucky Pizzarelli headstock closeup Miner Benedetto concert 2011 Mike Oria photoStephane-Grappelli-and-Bucky-Pizzarelli-San-Antonio-1992-photo-courtesy-Polly-Hank-HarrisonBucky-Pizzarelli-88th-Birthday-Bash-Cutting-Room-NYC-1-9-2014Bucky Pizzarelli A Pro's Approach with Benedetto 7-String guitar - 1979

Michele Ramo Bucky Pizzarelli Jerry Bruno Al Caiola gallery2Swinging Pizzarellis with Benedetto Seven-Strings Stash Label 1984





Clint Hasse Bucky Pizzarelli Sheldon Concert Hall 2-16-13 gallery1John and Bucky Pizzarelli with Bob Benedetto and 25th Anniversary Benedetto Guitar May 1993 E. Stroudsburg PennsylvaniaBucky Pizzarelli at Paul Stewart 75th Event NYC August 2013 Zimbio photoBucky Pizzarelli Jack Vartoogian photoBucky Pizzarelli and Gerry Beaudoin circa 1998 GALLERY