Popular Manhattan cabaret duo returns to Quick Center for holiday show
Published 12:05 pm, Monday, November 27, 2017
Renowned jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli and Broadway star Jessica Molaskey make a return visit to the stage of Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 3.
The husband-and-wife duo, regulars at Manhattten’s Cafe Carlyle, will be accompanied Pizzarelli’s quartet. The program will include their interpretation of songs from the Great American Songbook along with holiday classics and selections from Pizzarelli’s latest album, “Sinatra & Jobim,” which pays tribute to the Bossa Nova at 50.
Audiences “loved John so much last year that we had to bring this jaw-dropping guitarist and vocalist back to our stage! This time he’s joined on stage by the equally charming Broadway star and singer extraordinaire, Jessica Molaskey,” the university said in a press release.
The guitarist has recorded more than 20 solo albums and has appeared on more than 40 albums by other recording artists, including Paul McCartney, James Taylor, Rosemary Clooney and his father, renowned jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, according to his bio.
Molaskey’s bio notes she is a veteran of numerous Broadway shows including the revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s “Sunday in the Park with George,” which was nominated for nine Tony Awards. She has appeared in “A Man of No Importance” at Lincoln Center, “Parade” (directed by Hal Prince), “Dream,” “ Tommy,” “Crazy for You,” “Les Misérables,” “City of Angels,” “Cats” and “Oklahoma!” Most recently, she played the role of Marie in The Encores’ production of “The Most Happy Fella” at City Center.
Quick Center for the Arts, 200 Barlow Road entrance to Fairfield University. Sunday, Dec. 3, 3 p.m. $60, $50. 203-254-4010.