4/26/2013 10:39:00 PM American Songbook set for May 3
DAYTON — On Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 at 8 p.m. in the Mead Theatre of the Schuster Center, Music Director Neal Gittleman and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will present American Songbook with John Pizzarelli, the sixth and final concert in the DPO 2012-2013 Imagine Season’s Kettering Health Network SuperPops Series. He’s been called “hip with a wink,” “madly creative,” “a tour de force,” “a rare entertainer,” “the genial genius of the guitar,” and the man responsible for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.” He’s jazz guitarist and vocalist John Pizzarelli. And he’s definitely got game. He’s performed with Benny Goodman, Les Paul, Zoot Sims, Clark Terry, Slam Stewart, and George Shearing. Pizzarelli has opened for such greats as Dave Brubeck, Rosemary Clooney and Frank Sinatra. His album discography includes The Rare Delight of You (2002), Bossa Nova (2004), Knowing You (2005), Dear Mr. Sinatra (2006), With A Song In My Heart (2008 Grammy Award nominated), Rockin’ In Rhythm (2010), and Double Exposure (2012). He also performs on several tracks of Paul McCartney’s 2012 album, Kisses on the Bottom. Tickets for American Songbook with John Pizzarelli range from $19 to $72 and are available at Ticket Center Stage 937-228-3630 or online at www.daytonperformingarts.org. Senior, teacher and student discounts are available at the box office.