Two Weeks of Jazzy Superstars:
+ John Pizzarelli & Bucky Pizzarelli, February 4-8
+ Clint Holmes, February 11-15
(February 4, 2014) The Colony Hotel - which The Palm Beach Post has hailed as “probably the best place for cabaret on the planet” – is bringing back several Royal Room favorites for two jazzy, music-packed weeks, starting tonight:
JOHN PIZZARELLI & BUCKY PIZZARELLI
John Pizzarelli has had a multi-faceted career as a jazz guitarist, vocalist and bandleader. Internationally known for classic standards, late-night ballads, and the cool jazz flavor he brings to his performances and recordings. Following in the tradition of his father, guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli, he has recorded as a bandleader for RCA, Chesky, Stash and Novus, and in 1997 appeared in the Broadway musical Dream, a revue of Johnny Mercer songs. Pizzarelli is among the prime contemporary interpreters of the great American songbook, bringing to the work his signature style and brilliant guitar playing. He has been featured on major recordings along with artists such as James Taylor, Natalie Cole, Rosemary Clooney, Donna Summer and Roberta Flack, and has performed numerous times on the country's most popular national television shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman and Live With Regis & Kelly. Pizzarelli continues to tour throughout the United States, Europe and Japan, performing classic pop, jazz and swing, while setting the standard for stylish modern jazz. Several years ago, Pizzarelli became the 11th artist to receive the Ella Fitzgerald Award at Montreal’s Festival of Jazz.
Bucky Pizzarelli (John’s dad) is a legendary jazz guitarist and banjo player, who has worked with everyone from Benny Goodman to Dick Cavett. He started his career with the Vaughn Monroe dance band back in 1944, and later became a member of the house band of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. In 2005, he was inducted into the ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.
Reviews of John Pizzarelli & Bucky Pizzarelli:
+ Stephen Holden in The New York Times: “On Wednesday evening at the Café Carlyle, (John) Pizzarelli was joined on guitar by his 87-year-old father, Bucky, in a concert that had the intimacy of a living room musicale. With his quiet, relaxed crooning and wisecracking humor, John Pizzarelli belongs to the cool of jazz, which he infuses with the heat of his good nature and accelerated solos in which his voice and guitar synchronize…
+ Atlantic City Monthly: John Pizzarelli “is a swingin' jazz cat, who has a sincere appreciation for a bygone era in which Frank Sinatra was king.”
+ MinnPost.com: “If you weren't at John Pizzarelli's late set at the Dakota on Monday night, here's what you missed: in his words, 'fun with music.' Pizzarelli's playground is the Great American Songbook, old songs by the likes of Richard Rodgers, Nat Cole, Irving Berlin, Frank Sinatra and Harold Arlen that don't sound at all dated or fusty when he and his (group) perform them… joyous entertainment without a hint of irony… Singing, playing guitar, scatting along with his own improvisations (his voice becomes a horn, a fifth instrument in the band).”
Cost to Attend John Pizzarelli & Bucky Pizzarelli:
+ For Tuesday through Thursday: $125 for prix fixe dinner & show; $60 for show only.
+ Friday & Saturday: $135 for prix fixe dinner & show; $70 for show only
+ Saturday / 2nd show at 10:30 p.m.: $70
Clint Holmes is more than a singer. His powerful voice and magnetic stage presence embrace the upbeat side of life. His first break came when Joan Rivers invited him to be her sidekick and announcer on the now defunct The Late Show. This was followed by a two-year stint on Entertainment Tonight for which he served as their musical feature and event correspondent, and later landed his own Emmy winning talk/variety show entitled, New York at Night. Among his various recordings are the Top Ten smash hit Playground In My Mind (My Name is Michael). A Las Vegas favorite, Clint Holmes was selected as “Best Kept Secret” by Las Vegas Life Magazine, and “Best Singer” (two years in a row), “Best All-Around Las Vegas Performer” and “Favorite Male Las Vegan” by the Review-Herald.
Reviews of Clint Holmes:
+ Los Angeles Times: “There is no show as musically sophisticated and adventurous as Clint Holmes'. His sweet, user-friendly personality obscures just how musically sophisticated and wonderful his show has become over the years as it has gravitated away from pop and into corners ranging from jazz to opera.”
+ The New York Beacon: "Singer/dancer/
+ Las Vegas Weekly: Anyone “looking for an amazing headliner experience… (is) advised to see Clint Holmes.”
Cost to Attend Clint Holmes:
+ For Tuesday through Thursday: $130 for prix fixe dinner & show; $65 for show only.
+ Friday, VALENTINE'S DAY: $150.
+ Saturday: $130 for prix fixe dinner & show; $65 for show only.
Showtime & Ticket Information:
For all Royal Room Cabaret performances, the doors open at 6:30 for dinner and the show starts at 8:30. To make reservations, people should call the hotel box-office at 561.659.8100. The Colony is located at 155 Hammon Avenue in Palm Beach, just one block south of Worth Avenue, one block west of the Atlantic Ocean.
The popular Norm Kubrin Trio will perform a dinner set in the Royal Room from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and in The Colony Hotel’s Polo Steaks & Seafood from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
About The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach:
Host to American Presidents and British Royalty, Movie Stars and Corporate Czars, The Colony has been the center of Palm Beach society for more than 60 years, An intimate, friendly boutique hotel with British Colonial flair, it is just steps away from shopping on world famous Worth Avenue, and about 100 yards from a beautiful Atlantic Ocean beach. This landmark hotel offers guests the choice of charming hotel rooms, luxurious suites, spectacular penthouses and spacious two bedroom villas - plus beautiful grounds and Frette linens. For more information, please visit www.thecolonypalmbeach.com.
+ John Pizzarelli & Bucky Pizzarelli
+ Clint Holmes