The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Pops presents John Pizzarelli: A Century of Nat King Cole
“The genial genius of the guitar,” world-renowned jazz guitarist/singer John Pizzarelli makes his long-awaited return to the VSO to perform his incredible tribute to Nat King Cole on the 100th anniversary of the King’s birth year of 1919.
John Pizzarelli, the world-renowned jazz guitarist and singer, was 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. Using performers like Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra and Joao Gilberto and the songs of composers from Richard Rodgers, George Gershwin to James Taylor, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Lennon & McCartney as touchstones, 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.
John Morris Russell conductor