Great Conversations in Madison: Oreos, violas and Bucky

NJ SymphonyPresident James Roe, on right, with Samuel and Lidia Forster, at the 2014 Great Conversations. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

There was plenty of meat at ‘Great Conversations.’ But the tidbits are what stick to our ribs.

Bucky Pizzarelli, timeless jazzman, reveals his secret at the Minstrel

Bucky Pizzarelli, timeless jazzman, reveals his secret at the Minstrel

Jazz guitar great Bucky Pizzarelli remains a crowd-pleaser at 88, as he proved at The Minstrel last Friday. How does he do it? Bucky’s answer is sure to confound the experts.

Video: Bucky’s Bickford Birthday Bash in Morris Township

Frank Vignola, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ed Laub and Gene Bertoncini pose after Bucky's 88th birthday bash at the Bickford. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

He’s one of the masters of jazz. Bucky Pizzarelli demonstrates why, in this video on the eve of his 88th birthday, at the Bickford in Morris Township.

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 turns 88 today, Jan. 9. On Wednesday he gave his fans a gift, with an upbeat performance at the Bickford Theatre. Several top jazzmen added their melodic best wishes.

Bucky the Birthday Boy: Guitar legend to celebrate in style at the Bickford, Jan. 8

Bucky the Birthday Boy: Guitar legend to celebrate in style at the Bickford, Jan. 8

He’s been serenading fans for generations, and at 88, he shows no signs of stopping. Bucky Pizzarelli lights another candle on Jan. 8 at the Bickford, and you’re invited to the celebration.

Video: Bucky Pizzarelli Guitar Summit in Morristown

GUITAR SUMMIT: From left: Frank Vignola, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ed Laub and Gene Bertoncini, at the 2013 Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

If there were a Mount Rushmore of jazz guitarists, these guys might be on it: Bucky Pizzarelli, who has accompanied everyone worth accompanying since Benny Goodman, was joined in a “Guitar Summit” at Saturday’s Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival by Ed Laub, Frank Vignola and special guest Gene Bertoncini. Bucky continues to tease delightful sounds […]

Chinese Dance, Solid Brass, and Guitar Gods: First Night in Morristown from Marie Pfeifer

The Nai Ni Chen Dance Company at Morristown High School for First Night 2012. Photo by Marie Pfeifer

By Marie Pfeifer First Night Morris 2012 featured something for everyone. Here is what caught my eye (and ears). Photos by Marie Pfeifer.Please click icon below for captions. The Gods of Jazz The duo of Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo jazzed it up with special guest Bucky Pizzarelli for a rendition of Stairway to Heaven […]

Video: Bucky Pizzarelli at The Minstrel in Morris Township

Here is Bucky Pizzarelli, still going strong at 85, at The Minstrel in Morris Township last Friday playing a tribute to his late friend, Les Paul. Bucky is accompanied by Ed Laub. MORE ON BUCKY PIZZARELLI Repost This Article

Weekend roundup: Scenes from Bucky Pizzarelli at The Minstrel

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Bucky Pizzarelli’s chronological age may be 85, but his hands haven’t heard the news. Bucky glided through the Great American Songbook at The Minstrel last Friday with the ease of a guitar-slinger half his age.  Coaxing rich tones from his seven-string instrument, he seemed ready to veer into rock and roll mode on a couple […]

Review: Almost snowed in with Bucky Pizzarelli, at the Bickford in Morris Township

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By Geri Silk There have been so many blizzard warnings for Morristown lately that it is difficult to recall where you were when the great snows came. My most memorable snowstorm was Tuesday, Jan. 11, in the Bickford Theatre’s sold-out audience, enthralled by Bucky Pizzarelli’s 85th birthday tour. The jazz guitar legend has played with […]