John Pizzarelli, “The Genial Genius of the Guitar,” to Perform a Special Concert at the Clark

For Immediate Release

March 12, 2012

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA—World-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli brings his cool jazz stylings to the Clark in a special concert on Friday, April 6 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $42 ($38 for members and students) and may be purchased online at clarkart.edu or by calling 413 458 0524.

John Pizzarelli has been called “hip with a wink” by Town & Country, “madly creative” by the Los Angeles Times, and “the genial genius of the guitar” by The Toronto Star. Inspired by performers like Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra, and João Gilberto, and the songs of composers such as Richard Rodgers, George Gershwin, James Taylor, Antônio Carlos Jobim, John Lennon, and Paul McCartney, John Pizzarelli has established himself as one of the prime interpreters of the Great American Songbook and beyond, bringing to his work the cool jazz flavor of his brilliant guitar playing and singing.

Pizzarelli has recorded numerous CDs, including Kisses In The Rain, Let There Be Love, The Rare Delight of You, Dear Mr. Sinatra, and the Grammy Award-nominated With A Song In My Heart, among others. He has performed on Broadway and in commercials, his music was featured in the Goldie Hawn/Steve Martin comedy The Out of Towners, and he is also the host of Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli. After his recent smash success with the Boston Pops, he was hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.” And the Seattle Times called him “a tour de force” and “a rare entertainer of the old school.”

The Clark

Set amidst 140 acres in the Berkshires, the Clark is one of the few major art museums that also serves as a leading international center for research and scholarship. The Clark presents public and education programs and organizes groundbreaking exhibitions that advance new scholarship. The Clark’s research and academic programs include an international fellowship program and conferences. Together with Williams College, the Clark sponsors one of the nation’s leading master’s programs in art history.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm (daily in July and August). Admission is free through June 15. For more information, call 413 458 2303 or visit clarkart.edu.

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April 6: World-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli brings his cool jazz stylings to the Clark in a special concert on Friday, April 6 at 8:00 pm. Pizzarelli has been called “hip with a wink” by Town & Country, “madly creative” by the Los Angeles Times, and “the genial genius of the guitar” by The Toronto Star. Tickets are $42 ($38 for members and students) and may be purchased online at clarkart.edu or by calling 413 458 0524. The Clark, 225 South Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 413 458 2303, clarkart.edu.

Contact: 
pr@clarkart.edu

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