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John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey return to Café Carlyle, November 22-December 1
(Published: October 12, 2016)

Husband-and-wife duo John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey make their annual fall pilgrimage toCafé Carlyle with an all-new show, The Arc of a Love Affair, November 22-December 1. They return following last year's universally acclaimed show My Generation. The New York Timesrecently described John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey as "the supreme nightclub act of our time." At The Carlyle, they will be joined by a band including Jay Leonhart on bass and Konrad Paszkudzki on piano. As always, John Pizzarelli will the play guitar.

Performances will take place Tuesday - Friday at 8:45pm; and Saturday at 8:45pm & 10:45pm. Reservations made by phone at 212.744.1600 are $110 ($160 for premium seating, $75 for bar seating) Tuesday - Thursday and Saturday late show (November 26 only); $135 ($185 for premium seating, $85 for bar seating) on Friday and Saturday. Reservations can also made online viaTicketweb. Café Carlyle is located in The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel (35 East 76th Street, at Madison Avenue).

About John Pizzarelli

A world-renowned guitarist and singer, John Pizzarelli has been entertaining audiences for over 20 years. Established as one of the prime contemporary interpreters of the Great American Songbook, Pizzarelli has made 20 albums as a solo artist. Themes of these albums range from Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra (for whom he opened in 1993), Antonio Carlos Jobim, Richard Rodgers and The Beatles. His 2010 release, Rockin' in Rhythm: A Tribute to Duke Ellington (Telarc), went to #1 on the Jazz Week Jazz charts. He recently released his acclaimed new album, Midnight McCartneyintroducing lesser-known Paul McCartney songs to his devoted audience. Additionally, Pizzarelli performed on McCartney's GRAMMY-winning 2012 album, Kisses on the Bottom and backed Sir Paul at an iTunes concert at Capitol Records Studios, the GRAMMY Awards and the Recording Academy's annual MusiCares Person of the Year Gala.

Mr. Pizzarelli has been featured on over 40 albums as a sideman with such greats as diverse as Rosemary Clooney, James Taylor, Rikki Lee Jones, Dave Van Ronk and Natalie Cole. Over the years he has performed in concert with his father, legendary jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, as well as Zoot Sims, Ray Brown, Slam Stewart, Buddy DeFranco, Kenny Davern, Dave McKenna, Milt Hinton, the Count Basie Orchestra and others. In addition to being a bandleader and solo performer, John has been a special guest on recordings for major pop names such as James Taylor, Natalie Cole, Kristin Chenoweth, Tom Wopat, Rickie Lee Jones and the Dave Van Ronk, as well as leading jazz artists like Rosemary Clooney, Ruby Braff, Johnny Frigo, Buddy DeFranco, Harry Allen and, of course, Bucky Pizzarelli. He was featured opposite Donna Summer, Jon Secada and Roberta Flack on the GRAMMY® Award-winning CD, Songs from the Neighborhood: The Music of Mr. Rogers in 2005.

Pizzarelli started playing guitar at age six, following in the tradition of his father. He turned to jazz in his late teens after playing in rock bands, and he received an education playing with his father Bucky Pizzarelli and many jazz greats who would influence his work: Benny Goodman, Les Paul, Zoot Sims, Clark Terry and Slam Stewart, among others. He's been praised by outlets including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Toronto Star and TheSeattle Times. John Pizzarelli has performed on the country's most popular national television shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, "Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, Live with Regis & Kelly, The Tony Danza Show and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

A radio personality who got his start in the medium in 1984, Pizzarelli is co-host, alongside Jessica Molaskey, of Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli. Heard on more than 40 radio stations, the syndicated radio show brings warmth, humor and that long-lost "live" feel back to radio. The show takes place in their "deluxe living room high atop Lexington Avenue," and the conversations are relaxed, candid and off-the-cuff as is the music. The show is also available globally as a podcast at www.johnpizzarelli.com and via iTunes.

About Jessica Molaskey

Jessica Molaskey's voice has been compared to Peggy Lee, Chris Connor, k.d. lang and even Chet Baker. She has sung in concert from Lincoln Center to Carnegie Hall and has had the great honor of performing at the Montreal Jazz festival. Jessica has performed regularly at Feinstein's at the Regency with husband John Pizzarelli, and in 2005 made her sold-out solo debut at the Oak Room at the Algonquin hotel in New York.

Jessica's third solo album, Make Believe, was given an "A" ranking and called "wondrous" by the Philadelphia Daily News on the day of its release. Her debut album, Pentimento, was proclaimed one of the top five entertainment records by Amazon.com for 2002. Show Business Weekly called her second solo album, A Good Day, "the best female vocal CD of 2003." Her latest, A Kiss to Build a Dream On, was released on Arbors Records in November 2008.

She is a veteran of a dozen Broadway shows, most recently the Roundabout Theatre's recent revival of Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with Georgeat Studio 54. Other Broadway credits include the musical, A Man of No Importance at Lincoln Center, written by Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty; Parade (directed by Hal Prince), Dream, Tommy, Crazy For You, Les Miserables, City of Angels, Chess, Cats and Oklahoma! Jessica has premiered music written by Ricky Ian Gordon, Adam Guettel, Jason Robert Brown, Michael John LaChiusa, and Stephen Sondheim.

Jessica has written songs for almost a dozen recordings including the critically acclaimed "Greed", part of a commission for Audra McDonald's Seven Deadly Sins at Carnegie Hall. Ms. McDonald performed Jessica's composition "Cradle and All" - written with Ricky Ian Gordon - for the Lincoln Center Songbook Series and recorded it for Build A Bridge, her 2006 Nonesuch release.

About Café Carlyle at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

Originally opened in 1955, Café Carlyle is New York City's bastion of classic cabaret entertainment, a place where audiences experience exceptional performers at close range in an exceedingly elegant setting. Since composer Richard Rodgers moved in as The Carlyle's first tenant, music has been an essential part of The Carlyle experience. No place is that more evident than in the Café Carlyle.

Café Carlyle is known for talents including Woody Allen, who regularly appears on Monday evenings to play with the Eddy Davis New Orleans jazz band. For three decades, Café Carlyle was synonymous with the legendary Bobby Short, who thrilled sell-out crowds for 36 years. His spirit lives on through the music at Café Carlyle.

Continuing the tradition of the 1930s supper club, Café Carlyle features original murals created by French artist Marcel Vertès, the Oscar-winning art director of the 1952 Moulin Rouge.

More Information: http://www.ticketweb.com/snl/EventListings.action?pl=cafecarlyle&orgId=165022


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