News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Bash

October 3, 2013

World-renowned jazz guitarist/singer coming to Rose

TERRE HAUTE — Playful crooner and jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli and the John Pizzarelli Quartet take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday as Hatfield Hall’s Performing Arts Series continues at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Before the show, sponsored by Wise Pies Pizza & Subs, the first 200 ticketholders can enjoy a complimentary slice of pizza, beginning at 6:45 p.m., as part of a special “Pizza and Pizzarelli” pre-show event.

Drawing on influences like Nat “King” Cole, George Gershwin, Frank Sinatra and James Taylor, world-renowned jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli has created a signature sound that incorporates touches of jazz, bossa nova, swing, and the Great American Songbook.

Called “hip, with a wink” by Town & Country, Pizzarelli followed in the footsteps of his father, the legendary jazz guitarist, Bucky Pizzarelli. He began playing the guitar at age 6, and in his teenage years began sitting in on sessions with his father.

While many musicians credit the influence of greats like Les Paul, Benny Goodman and Zoot Sims, John Pizzarelli was fortunate enough to actually play with those legends while growing up.

After recording “My Blue Heaven” for Chesky Records in 1990, he toured extensively, and opened for such greats as Dave Brubeck, Ramsey Lewis and Rosemary Clooney. In 1993, he was honored to open for Frank Sinatra on his international tour. He then joined in the celebration of Sinatra’s 80th birthday at Carnegie Hall, bringing down the house with his rendition of “I Don’t Know Why I Love You Like I Do,” accompanied by his father.

Since then, Pizzarelli has employed his cool jazz flavor to give new life to old standards and create bold originals, being hailed along the way for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz,” by the Boston Globe.

Pizzarelli’s catalog of albums also includes “After Hours,” a collection of torch ballads, the classic swing and original compositions of “Our Love is Here to Stay,” and a holiday disc, “Let’s Share Christmas.” He even tackled rock ’n’ roll classics on the album “John Pizzarelli Meets the Beatles,” bringing a swing twist to Beatles songs. In 1997, Pizzarelli made his Broadway debut in the musical “Dream,” a revue of Johnny Mercer songs.   

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.

His 2008 recording, the Grammy-nominated “With A Song In My Heart,” celebrates the music of legendary composer Richard Rodgers. The album includes swinging Rodgers & Hart jazz standards like “The Lady Is A Tramp,” “Mountain Greenery” and “Johnny One Note,” in addition to theater songs from “South Pacific” and “The King and I.”

Pizzarelli’s latest album, “Double Exposure,” is a collection of tunes by the likes of James Tayor, the Allman Brothers and Neil Young, set squarely within traditional jazz arrangements.

“I didn’t want to just cover these songs, but rather find a way to present them that was unusual and interesting,” Pizzarelli said of the album. “I think growing up in a household that had two specific record collections became the inspiration — my father’s jazz records, my sisters’ record collection and records brought around by their friends.”

Pizzarelli also appears on several tracks on Paul McCartney’s 2012 album, “Kisses on the Bottom.” Pizzarelli performed with McCartney at an iTunes concert at Capitol Records Studios and also at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

“Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli,” his nationally syndicated radio program, co-hosted with his wife, Broadway star Jessica Molaskey, brings warmth, humor and that long-lost “live” feel back to radio. Set in their “deluxe living room high atop Lexington Avenue,” the show features relaxed, candid conversations sparked with live music. Guests have included Liza Minnelli, Mitch Albom and Regis Philbin, Kurt Elling, Annie Ross and Keely Smith. The show is available globally as a podcast at www.johnpizzarelli.com and via iTunes.

He has also performed on the country’s most popular national television shows including “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and “The Conan Show,” to “Live With Regis & Kelly” and “The CBS Early Show.”

Pizzarelli received the 2009 Ella Fitzgerald Award from the Montreal International Jazz Festival, joining a select group of past winners including Aretha Franklin, Tony Bennett and Harry Connick Jr.

Tickets for the show at Rose-Hulman may be purchased in person, by calling the Hatfield Hall ticket desk at 812-877-8544, or at hatfieldhall.com. Ticket desk hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and two hours before each event. Complete season information, including artist video clips, is available at hatfieldhall.com. Find exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and more at facebook.com/HatfieldHall.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Bash
  • THE_CO~1.JPG ISU to bring The Color Run to Terre Haute

    Indiana State University is planning a colorful kickoff event for the 2014-15 school year.
    The university is bringing The Color Run to Terre Haute on Aug. 23. One of the largest event series in the nation, the race douses participants from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. Billed as the “happiest 5K on the planet,” the event caters to everyone — first-time runners to professional athletes — and has no winners or official times.

    July 24, 2014 3 Photos

  • Ride With The Governor is set for July 25

    On Friday, ABATE of Indiana will present the annual Ride With The Governor.
    This event to promote motorcycle awareness is open to all motorcyclists. Donations will benefit the Indiana National Guard Relief Fund.

    July 24, 2014

  • ‘Sound of Music’ this weekend and next at Maple Avenue UMC

    Maple Avenue United Methodist Church’s Summer Theatre will present six performances of “The Sound of Music” beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, July 25.

    July 24, 2014

  • Brazil Concert Band sets ‘German Musikfest’ concert for July 27

    The Brazil Concert Band will present “German Musikfest” at 7 p.m. Sunday at Forest Park in Brazil, rain or shine.

    July 24, 2014

  • Join SPPRAK for photo at Rex game

    SPPRAK Night will be 7 p.m. July 25 during the Terre Haute Rex game at Bob Warn Field. Five hundred people, all wearing the same glasses, will get their picture taken.

    July 24, 2014

  • Adults invited to join New Horizons Band at Community School of Arts

    New Horizons Band at the Indiana State University Community School of the Arts welcomes adults, age 25 and older, with little or no musical experience to become a New Horizons Music member.

    July 24, 2014

  • Gospel soloist to perform July 27 in Brazil

    Gospel music soloist Ryan Seaton will be in concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday in First Christian Church at Brazil.

    July 24, 2014

  • Arrowhead Show July 27 in Sullivan County

    An Arrowhead Show featuring Prehistoric First American artifacts is set for Sunday in Sullivan County.

    July 24, 2014

  • Terre Haute Parks plan National Dance Day event on July 26

    The Terre Haute Parks and Recreation Department will be participating in National Dance Day on Saturday.

    July 24, 2014

  • Gym Bob’s Jamboree July 26 at Boot City Opry

    Solos, duets and instrumentals are all part of the great Gym Bob’s Jamboree show set for 7 p.m. Saturday in Boot City Opry at 11800 S. U.S. 41.

    July 24, 2014

  • Nature Conservancy announces ‘Natural Treasures’ challenge

    The Nature Conservancy and Honda of America Mfg. Inc. announce the highly anticipated summer Natural Treasures challenge that gives Hoosiers an opportunity to explore natural sites in Indiana and a chance to win a Honda Civic Hybrid.

    July 24, 2014

  • Benefit, walk Aug. 2 to support MS Society

    The fourth annual Multiple Sclerosis Benefit will take place Aug. 2 at the Rosedale Tavern, 93 W. Middle St., Rosedale.

    July 24, 2014

  • Arte é Vino for adults planned July 29

    Looking for a girls night out or a fun and unique date? Arte é Vino events are fun art-themed events for adults.

    July 24, 2014

  • Visit musical ‘petting zoo’ at Children’s Museum

    The theme for downtown Terre Haute’s First Friday on Aug. 1 will be “Dog Days of Summer.” What better time for children to visit a petting zoo? The Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame is planning a petting zoo of a different kind, though: a musical instrument menagerie.

    July 24, 2014

  • Celebrate Smokey Bear’s birthday Aug. 2

    Visitors to Turkey Run State Park in Parke County can eat cake and ice cream, meet firefighters and see fire engines and other equipment at a birthday party for Smokey Bear on Aug. 2.

    July 24, 2014

  • Sisters plan annual used book sale

    The Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods are preparing for their annual used book sale.
    The event is scheduled for Aug. 2-10 in the Providence Spirituality and Conference Center conference room, across the hall from Linden Leaf Gifts.

    July 24, 2014

  • Ride Tour de Park Aug. 16 through Vigo parks

    The Tour de Park, a set of non-competitive bike rides through Vigo County parks, will begin at 8 p.m. on Aug. 16. Routes of 10 or 50 miles are available, with both starting at Hawthorn Park’s Dogwood Shelter.

    July 24, 2014

  • River City adds 2 Artist of the Month galleries

    River City Art Association Inc. in Terre Haute now has three Artist of the Month galleries to showcase artwork by its members.

    July 24, 2014

  • Marshall Library announces photo winners

    Marshall Public Library announces winners of an animal photography contest staged in conjunction with its recent “PAWS” to Read Summer Reading Program.

    July 24, 2014

  • Hole-y-One Golf Scramble scheduled

    Golfers are invited to mark their calendars for the 12th annual Hole-y-One Golf Scramble, presented by the Sisters of Providence at St. Mary-of-the-Woods. The event will take place on Sept. 12 at the Country Club of Terre Haute, 57 Allendale.

    July 24, 2014

  • Museums/Exhibitions: July 24, 2014

    July 24, 2014

  • Habitat Cruise In set for July 26 in Brazil

    Habitat for Humanity of Clay County has set its Brazil Kroger Cruise In for 5 to 9 p.m. July 26 on the Kroger parking lot, east of Brazil on U.S. 40.

    July 17, 2014

  • MET 071609 BLUEBERRIES.jpg Scoop up some blueberries, live music

    Terre Foods Cooperative Market will present the sixth annual Blueberry Festival from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, at Central Presbyterian Church, 125 N. Seventh St.
    Blueberry compote sundaes will be available for $5.

    July 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • Bend in the River 2.jpg ‘On the Banks of the Wabash’ band festival set

    Seven bands from Indiana and Kentucky will join the Terre Haute Community Band and special guest Gymnasium Heide-Ost Symphonic Band from Heide, Germany, to present the fourth annual “On the Banks of the Wabash” Community Band Festival on Friday and Saturday. Five bands are making their first appearance at the festival. All concerts are at Fairbanks Park and are free.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • i love you.jpg Crossroads Rep offers a different show each night

    Patrons still have time to see all four shows in this summer’s Crossroads Repertory Theatre season at Indiana State University. During the final two weeks of the season, a different play is presented each evening, with a Sunday matinee.

    July 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • Experience pioneer life July 19 at Turkey Run Heritage Festival

    Turkey Run State Park will host the Pioneer Heritage Festival on Saturday, a chance to experience the 19th century.
    A variety of hands-on activities will be available for visitors to try and to enjoy.

    July 17, 2014

  • Concert band to add a little bluegrass July 20

    The Brazil Concert Band is scheduled to present “OK! … Yellow Hammer!” on Sunday at the special time of 7 p.m. at Forest Park.

    July 17, 2014

  • Firefighters plan Aug. 16 fish fry

    The Shepardsville Volunteer Fire Department has planned a fish fry fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 16 in the Shepardsville firehouse.

    July 17, 2014

  • Author receives honor for children’s book on Saint Mother Theodore

    Mary K. Doyle has written many books. But she had never attempted to write a children’s book.
    However, her first one, “Saint Theodora and her Promise to God,” was recently honored by placing fourth in a contest conducted by the Catholic Press Association.

    July 17, 2014

  • ‘Accidental Love’ author at Open Door July 21

    Switz City writer Ralph W. Roach, author of “Accidental Love,” will be available to sign copies of his book from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The event will take place at the Open Door Christian Bookstore, 3125 S. Third Place.

    July 17, 2014

Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Raw: Earthquake Rocks Mexico's Gulf Coast Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Judge OKs Record-setting $2B Sale of Clipper Mother of 2 Makes NFL Cheerleading Squad at 40 Fox Dons 'Bondage Strap' Skirt at Comic-Con Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix Gaza Official: at Least 100 Killed Tuesday Raw: Airstrike Shatters Fragile Calm in Gaza Raw: NH Man Held on $1M in Teen's Kidnapping
NDN Video
Weird 'Wakudoki' Dance Launches Promotional Competition Two women barely avoid being hit by train Chris Pratt Adorably Surprises Kids at a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Screening Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity