It’s the first weekend of 2018, and although the new year is less than a week old, it seems like it’s been around a lot longer. That’s probably because so many more events are now packed into every news day. John & Jessica, however, are trying to help you reach a more comfortable pace. It helps when they play relaxing songs, many of which take you back to an earlier, simpler, more deluxe time.
This weekend takes us to the very edge of the new year, a time for celebration, for melancholy, for looking back and looking forward. John & Jessica have found songs that compliment all those feelings, and they serve them up with delicious food, fine bubbly, and sentimental conversation about old friends like Keely Smith. Happy New Year from Radio Deluxe!
Christmas Eve will arrive before this weekend ends, so we wish you a long, merry, musical, holiday weekend. And John & Jessica, always quick to get in the Christmas spirit, are presenting a fine assortment of meaningful and merry melodies.
We thank you for joining the party - and indeed for making it possible! We very much appreciate the support you have given us through the past months years. Happy holidays to all!
John & Jessica have trimmed the tree, done their shopping, attended the annual Christmas Party for the Broadway elites, and now they’re planning their holiday menus. This week Christmas music, theater music, and good old standard-issue deluxe music are all here on Radio Deluxe.
John & Jessica are trimming the Christmas tree again, but this is the first year they aren’t getting help from at least one of the children. The young Pizzarellis will be there soon, however, to enjoy the decorations and all the other benefits of being home for the holidays.
John Pizzarelli pays tribute to some of the composers who wrote the Great American Songbook. The contributions of Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, Harry Warren, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Cole Porter, and many others all helped make our world more deluxe.
John & Jessica head back to Boston this week, with a show recorded at Scullers Jazz Club in Cambridge before a live audience, plus conversations with Boston Globe sportswriter and American Songbook afficianado Bob Ryan and Boston radio icon Ron Della Chiesa.
By night, they’re the toast of the town, entertaining New York’s upper crust at the Café Carlyle. But by day, John & Jessica entertain their radio listeners from their own deluxe living room. This week, John pays tribute to his biggest influence in his jazz career, Nat King Cole. He also tips his hat to the most famous of the Carlyle’s headliners, Bobby Short, and shines the spotlight for a short while on the inimitable Dave Frishberg.