“John, Paul, George, Ringo…and Dick”  John Bucchino in Concert

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“John, Paul, George, Ringo…and Dick” John Bucchino in Concert

Monday, March 7, 2016

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$30.00

Off Sale

There is a $10.00 food or beverage minimum per person, per show. Dinner is served between 5:00pm-1:00am.

“John, Paul, George, Ringo…and Dick” John Bucchino in Concert
“John, Paul, George, Ringo…and Dick”  John Bucchino in Concert
“John, Paul, George, Ringo…and Dick”
John Bucchino in Concert
Solo Piano Improvisations on the Music of The Beatles and Richard Rodgers”

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce the return of pianist/composer John Bucchino in “John, Paul, George, Ringo…and Dick.” The solo concert will take place on Monday, March 7 at 7pm at Birdland (315 West 44 Street, NYC).

The concert will feature solo piano improvisations of songs from John’s first instrumental CD, “On Richard Rodgers’ Piano” (voted Best Instrumental CD by Show Business Weekly) and his new CD “BEATLES Reimagined.” John will share fresh, inventive, one-time-only versions of these beloved songs created in the moment, as well as anecdotes about their history and insights into his pianistic process.

Composer Adam Guettel, Rodgers’ grandson, says about “On Richard Rodgers’ Piano”: “Here is great beauty and humor and understanding, as if Rodgers and Bucchino are friends who never met, united by a lovely old piano.”

And about “BEATLES Reimagined” sax great Dave Koz writes: “On this CD, you get to hear John's completely unique mastery of harmony, melody, and musical innovation all come together front and center. Everyone knows these songs. But you’ve NEVER heard them like this. It’s a thing of sheer beauty. Even The Beatles themselves would be amazed."

Best known for his award-winning songwriting, John Bucchino is also a unique and accomplished pianist. Previously presented in Melbourne and London, this will be the first performance of this concert in the U.S. as well as the official CD release concert for “BEATLES Reimagined.”

John Bucchino's songs have been performed and recorded by renowned pop (Art Garfunkel, Judy Collins), theatre (Liza Minnelli, Patti LuPone, Kristin Chenoweth, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Audra McDonald), cabaret (Barbara Cook, Michael Feinstein),and classical (Yo-Yo Ma, Deborah Voight, Nathan Gunn), artists as well as The Boston Pops, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in venues including Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Opera, The Hollywood Bowl, The Kennedy Center, The Sydney Opera House, London’s O2 Arena and The White House.

Among his honors are two Drama Desk nominations, The Johnny Mercer Songwriter Award, The ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, The Jonathan Larson Award, The Kleban Award, The Los Angeles Ovation Award (for the revue IT’S ONLY LIFE), The DVD Premiere Award (for the song “Better Than I”),and the first annual Fred Ebb Award.

He has written music and lyrics for the Broadway musical ACATERED AFFAIR (nominated for 12 Drama Desk Awards, and winner of the New York Drama League Award for Best Musical, with a book by Harvey Fierstein), as well as the musicals URBAN MYTHS, LAVENDER GIRL, the new Danish musical ESAURA, the revue IT’S ONLY LIFE, and the Dreamworks animated film JOSEPH, KING OF DREAMS, and wrote the lyrics for the children’s musical SIMEON’S GIFT with a book by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton and music by Ian Fraser. Some recordings of his work are: GRATEFUL, THE SONGS OF JOHN BUCCHINO (with companion songbook),SOLITUDE LESSONS, the Australian release DAVID CAMPBELL SINGS JOHN BUCCHINO which reached number one on the Australian jazz chart, the PS Classics releases of the cast albums of IT’S ONLY LIFE (with companion songbook) and A CATEREDAFFAIR, and two recordings of solo piano improvisations: ON RICHARD RODGERS’PIANO (performed on the composer’s own Steinway, voted Best Instrumental CD by Show Business Weekly), and BEATLES REIMAGINED. As part of their Julie Andrews Collection, Harper Collins published a children's book, based on John’s song, called “Grateful, A Song of Giving Thanks” which was awarded the Parents’ Choice Gold Award.

John Bucchino
“John, Paul, George, Ringo…and Dick”
Monday, March 7 at 7pm
Birdland,315 West 44 Street, NYC
www.BirdlandJazz.com
$30cover plus $10 food/drink minimum per person