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Bucky Pizzarelli With Pearl Django

Recently, guitarist, Bucky Pizzarelli visited Seattle to play a series of shows with Northwest gypsy jazz band, Pearl Django. On a cold January day, they all came into the KPLU studios to play… and things warmed up fast.

At age 88, Bucky has been playing guitar for almost 70 years. Since WWII he’s backed up countless artists in recording sessions, worked with big bands, participated in The Tonight Show band with Skitch Henderson and Doc Severinson and has made a number of great recordings.

He’s one of the few masters of the 7-string guitar and the father of guitarist/vocalist, John Pizzarelli and bassist, Martin Pizzarelli. He’s a wonderful soloist and the best rhythm guitarist in the business.


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Justin joined KNKX in 2009 as the station's first Multimedia Manager. In this role, Justin helped to produce multimedia content, and implement systems and procedures in efforts to transform KNKX from a traditional broadcast station into a multi-platform media organization.
Abe grew up in Western Washington, a third generation Seattle/Tacoma kid. It was as a student at Pacific Lutheran University that Abe landed his first job at KNKX, editing and producing audio for news stories. It was a Christmas Day shift no one else wanted that gave Abe his first on-air experience which led to overnights, then Saturday afternoons, and started hosting Evening Jazz in 1998.