The online tour information service Pollstar has added a listing showing guitarist/singer John Pizzarelli performing at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 18, 2009.
Astute observers will note that this date is right around the time of year that the Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival, which uses the TouPAC as its primary venue, is usually held. Might Pizzarelli be scheduled as one of the guest artists and clinicians for that event? The GSLJF's Web site doesn't yet list any dates for 2009, so we'll have to wait a while to find out. And as always, know that listings appearing on Pollstar should not be considered confirmed until officially announced by the venue.
Speaking of which, another St. Louis show for Pizzarelli, previously announced back in June on Pollstar and on his Website for October 11 at the Ritz Carlton, would seem to be off. The listing still shows up on Pollstar, but it has disappeared from Pizzarelli's itinerary as shown online, and there's no mention of it anywhere on the Ritz Carlton's site. (It's possible he might be playing a private event at the hotel, but if so, I haven't been able to find anything about it, and so it looks like local Pizzarelliacs may have to wait until next spring to see him again.)
UPDATE - 2:00 p.m, 9/25/08: Publicist Madeline Dames emailed to say that Pizzarelli in fact will be appearing in St. Louis on October 11, performing at the Ritz Carlton in a benefit for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Ticket information for the event is here.
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