Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Buck Up, Bucky

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Buck Up, Bucky

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The great Saddle River guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli will have to sit out the annual Bucky Birthday Bash at the Bickford Theatre in Morristown. The jazz legend, who will be 90 on Jan. 9, suffered a mild stroke in October that has put him, temporarily, out of commission. But the trio performing in his name will carry on in spirit.

TELL ME MORE: The Paterson-born Pizzarelli will be well- represented Monday by his longtime performing partner, Wyckoff guitarist Ed Laub, teaming up with guitarist Frank Vignola and Saddle River bassist Martin Pizzarelli (one of Pizzarelli's two musician sons; the other, guitarist John Pizzarelli, is currently away on tour). The threesome will represent Pizzarelli's more than 70 years in the music business, playing with everyone from Benny Goodman and Dizzy Gillespie to Ray Charles and Dion and the Belmonts. …

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