Bucky Pizzarelli

Birth Name: John Paul Pizzarelli

Date of Birth: January 9, 1926

Place of Birth: Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Death: April 1, 2020

Place of Death: Saddle River, New Jersey, U.S.

Ethnicity: Italian

Bucky Pizzarelli was an American jazz guitarist.

He was the son of Amelia/Emelia “Millie” and John Pizzarelli. His uncles were professional musicians Pete and Bobby Domenick. He was married to Ruth Litchult, and their children were jazz guitarist and vocalist John Pizzarelli, jazz double-bassist Martin Pizzarelli, and classical guitarist Mary. John is married to actress and torch song/show tune singer Jessica Molaskey.

Bucky’s maternal grandfather was Giustino DiDomenico (the son of Biagio DiDomenico and Vittoria Melone).

Bucky’s maternal grandmother was named Nascienzia DiFelice (the daughter of Sabatino DiFelice and Carmela).

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