Published May 28, 2014
Singer and guitarist John Pizzarelli mixes his mastery of swing and standards with an affinity for melodic pop to create thoroughly entertaining musical mash-ups. Son of the celebrated jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, John has forged a compelling career of his own, touring as an opening act with Frank Sinatra, performing with Rosemary Clooney, and starring on Broadway. John Pizzarelli joins Beyond Category host Eric Felten at Washington’s Blues Alley to talk about his life in music and to perform with his quartet.
The great Duke Ellington described the best music as being "beyond category." "Beyond Category with Eric Felten" brings the best of jazz, blues, swing, and more.
Join host Eric Felten in the clubs around Washington D.C. for a behind-the-scenes, intimate conversation with world-class musicians working in jazz and blues. Part interview, part jam session, explore the history, rhythms and sounds of great music.
Your host, a jazz trombonist in his own right, interviews great artists - and sits in to perform with them, taking the audience on an unpredictable musical adventure.