Bucky Pizzarelli has died, according to a statement posted online on April. 1, 2020.
Bucky Pizzarelli — the legendary jazz and pop guitarist who was a lifelong New Jersey resident and a member of the New Jersey Hall of Fame — has died at the age of 94.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
It’s a day music got just a touch quieter. Bucky Pizzarelli has also passed. I once heard him play with his son John on a date with my future wife.
Condolences to the Marsalis and Pizzerelli boys and their whole families. Those dads left us a lot of notes to enjoy. https://t.co/ZmFl97wd2H
— Ekow N. Yankah (@ekownyankah) April 2, 2020
Cause of Death.
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The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
R.I.P. BUCKY PIZZARELLI
One of America jazz guitar’s elder statesmen.
Known for his national work on NBC as a staffman for Dick Cavett (1971) and ABC with Bobby Rosengarden in (1952). The list of musicians he has collaborated with includes Benny Goodman, Les Paul, Stéphane Grappelli, and Antônio Carlos Jobim. Pizzarelli cites as influences Django Reinhardt, Freddie Green, and George Van Eps.
— Bayernjazz.de (@Bayernjazz) April 2, 2020
— Ori Dagan (@oridaganjazz) April 2, 2020