Bucky Pizzarelli turns 88 on Jan. 9. On Wednesday, he gave his fans a gift, with an upbeat performance at the Bickford Theatre.

Happy Birthday, Bucky!

Bucky Pizzarelli, center, celebrates his 88th birthday in style, at the Bickford Theatre. He's flanked by Frank Vignola and Ed Laub. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Bucky Pizzarelli, center, celebrates his 88th birthday in style, at the Bickford Theatre. He’s flanked by Frank Vignola and Ed Laub. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Bucky Pizzarelli knows how to throw a party.

The beloved guitarist entranced fans at the Bickford Theatre in Morris Township on Wednesday night, performing alongside such fellow jazz luminaries as Frank Vignola, Ed Laub and Gene Bertoncini.

Special guests included bassist Jerry Bruno–who turns 94 this week!–and drummer Jay Dittamo.

Bucky’s 88th birthday is today, Jan. 9.

Based on what we heard from the Paterson native and his seven-string guitar, we are confident that the next 88 years will be even better.  Happy Birthday, Birthday!



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