February 08, 2016


John Pizzarelli (Special Extended Performance)
Allen Toussaint
Caroline Rose






Caroline Rose

America Religious



When You Go



Let Me In


Allen Toussaint

Sneaking Sally Through the Alley



Yes We Can



Old School



Certain Girl/Mother-in-Law/Fortune Teller/Workin’ in the Coal Mine



New Orleans Man



Get Out of My Life, Woman



St. James Infirmary



Mr. Mardi Gras



Southern Nights


John Pizzarelli

Satin Doll



Don’t Get Around Much Anymore



In a Mellow Tone



How High the Moon



Something’s Got to Give



Jamboree Jones



I Thought About You



I Remember You



I’m with You






Accentuate the Positive



I Feel Fine


Larry Groce & Co.

I Like it Like That

Originally broadcast  April 10th, 2015

Press Release

John Pizzarelli - With a multi-faceted career as a jazz guitarist, vocalist and bandleader. John Pizzarelli is Internationally known for the cool jazz flavor he brings to his performances and recordings. Pizzarelli took up guitar at age six, following in the footsteps of his father, guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli. A master at interpreting swing-era standards, Pizzarelli appeared in “Dream,” a 1997 Broadway production of Johnny Mercer songs; released an album of Beatles’ covers; opened tour dates for Frank Sinatra; and joined in the celebration for Sinatra's 80th birthday at Carnegie Hall. Pizzarelli’s trio was also featured in the Goldie Hawn/Steve Martin comedy film "The Out of Towners." He has also recorded an album with pianist George Shearing and, in 2003,  celebrated a decade of performing with his trio with the CD “Live at Birdland.” After a 2008, release that featured the songs of composer Richard Rodgers, Pizzarelli paid homage to legendary pianist/bandleader Duke Ellington with “Rockin' in Rhythm: A Duke Ellington Tribute.” For 2011’s “Family Fugue” he joined forces with his father, and, in 2012, issued “Double Exposure” which featured his take on classic jazz standards as well as contemporary pop standards from his youth, including works by Elvis Costello, Billy Joel and Steely Dan. He has also established himself as the consummate entertainer and radio program host with the launch of “Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli” a nationally syndicated radio program co-hosted with his wife, Broadway star Jessica Molaskey.

Allen Toussaint - A New Orleans R&B legend, Allen Toussaint has worn every musical hat there is to wear. And, along the way, is as responsible as any one person for that classic New Orleans sound. As a composer, Toussaint penned numerous songs that have become R&B standards. A short list includes: "Mother-in-Law," "Fortune Teller," "Lipstick Traces (On a Cigarette)," "Get Out of My Life Woman," "Working in a Coalmine,” “Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley,” “Brickyard Blues” and "Yes We Can.” He has also worked with artists ranging from Etta James and Dr. John, to Little Feat, Paul Simon, The Band, Elvis Costello and Joe Cocker. With a style initially inspired by Professor Longhair, Toussaint’s playing grew to include elements of Fats Domino, Huey "Piano" Smith, and Ray Charles. His own releases highlight his smooth, laid-back vocals and elegantly funky piano work. Recent releases include 2005's “Going Places,” attributed to Allen Toussaint's Jazzity Project, followed by the Joe Henry-produced “The Bright Mississippi” on Nonesuch Records in 2009. In 2013, he issued the solo live album “Songbook” with performances dating from 2006. Toussaint was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. 

Caroline Rose - With the release of her new album I Will Not Be Afraid, keen-eyed young singer-songwriter Caroline Rose has broken her long string of short-circuits with a live-wire national debut that draws on her roots in rockabilly, vintage country and blues to capture her unique and personal vision. She describes the 11 songs on I Will Not Be Afraid as “postcards I’ve picked up from along the road,” and she means that literally. Rose is in perpetual motion. She tours and lives in her van, traveling the highways and back roads to fuel her creative spirit. Rose joined a new generation of touring songwriters who blend tradition, innovation and edginess, like Hayes Carll, whom she opened for in 2014 and bandmember Jer Coons, whom Rose shared a bill with one night and discovered to be a kindred spirit.  Rose produced I Will Not Be Afraid with co-production by Coons at his Burlington, Vermont studio, where they also made Rose’s 2013 self-released America Religious, playing all the guitars, keyboards, harmonica, mandolin, drums and percussion themselves. Rose explains that the title track is her mantra. “So many people are held back by fear,” she says. “They wish they could do something else with their lives, and they just can’t take the first step.”