John & Jessica run into singer/pianist/conductor/music historian Michael Feinstein, of all people, at the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, of all places, and insist that he participate in their radio show, which he does. And it’s everything we’d hoped for. Michael talks about working for lyricist Ira Gershwin and his friendship
Recently, the jazz world lost two beloved figures: Barbara Carroll and Al Jarreau. John and Jessica pay tribute to them by playing their records and replaying a song that Barbara performed live on Radio Deluxe several years ago. This week also marks the second anniversary of the passing of another of John and Jessica’s favorites: jazz great Clark Terry. That prompted John to tell stories about working with the famous trumpeter and to play some of his favorite recordings of him.
February 14 is St. Valentine’s Day, and exactly one week prior to that is the birthday of Maddie Pizzarelli! She’s now 19, and mom and dad are celebrating both occasions with appropriate songs and stories in the deluxe living room.
It’s the first weekend in February, the last weekend of The Jazz Cruise, and the weekend when the Super Bowl game is played Houston, Texas. So do John & Jessica play songs about sailing or football or Texas or February? No. But they play the music that perfectly compliments all those activities and any others you have planned. Super!