Bucky Pizzarelli & Ed Laub Duo
"Pizzarelli is the complete jazz musician and Laub complements him perfectly."
For more than six decades, the legendary Bucky Pizzarelli has had a stellar career. “The complete jazz musician”, he was a fixture in jazz and the studios since the early ‘50s. The list of big bands and vocalists with whom Bucky has performed and recorded reads like a veritable Who’s Who of Jazz.
One of the era’s most solid rhythm players, Pizzarelli was in high demand, playing and touring with Benny Goodman, Zoot Sims, Bud Freeman, and Stephane Grappelli, and, later, recording with George Van Eps, Carl Kress and George Barnes. His superior mastery of the seven-string guitar is unparalleled. The beloved guitarist has developed a very personal style that sets him apart.
Ed is a seven-string guitarist and vocalist, performing in concerts and clubs throughout the New York area, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Feinstein’s, Smalls Jazz Club, The Iridium, Birdland, PNC Arts Center, Bickford Theatre, NJ-PAC, Berrie Performing Arts Center, and Les Paul Museum.
For over a decade, he has been a consistent playing partner with his mentor and friend, Bucky Pizzarelli. Ed performs with such great artists as Gene Bertoncini, John Pizzarelli, Paul Meyers, Martin Pizzarelli, Howard Alden, Frank Vignola, and Jack Wilkins and has had special guest appearances with the late Kenny Rankin. In 2013, he released his first CD with Bucky Pizzarelli.
Sixteen year old Hudson Valley singer/ songwriter, Erica Enriquez, began singing at four, and became proficient in guitar, ukulele and other instruments. Writing her own songs, she released her first albumTalking to Myself Again, recorded and produced by her older brother Peter Enriquez.
Erica has shared the stage with a variety of regional musicians including vocalist Machan Taylor, with whom she studied. Erica has extended her creativity into the realm of visual arts, showing her work in both the Garrison Art Center and the Beacon Artist's Union, among others.