January 9, 1926 in Paterson
Paterson, New Jersey, United States
John Paul 'Bucky' Pizzarelli (born January 9, 1926 (age 83)) is an American Jazz guitarist and banjoist, and the father of jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli. Pizzarelli has also worked for NBC as a staffman for Dick Cavett (1971) and also ABC with Bobby Rosengarden in (1952). The list of musicians Pizzarelli has collaborated with over his career includes Les Paul, Stephane Grappelli, and Benny Goodman. Pizzarelli acknowledges Django Reinhardt, Freddie Green, and George Van Eps for their influences on his style and mode of play.