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Johnny P and the Wiseguys
February 8, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm$10
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Going a decade strong, Johnny P and The Wiseguys is six-piece swing station tuned in to the late 50s Rat
Pack and visions of Vegas nightclubs, where jazz and entertainment intersect. “Me being loose, cracking
one-liners, it really breaks the ice with people who may not be familiar with jazz,” says front man and
trumpeter Johnny Panzarella, or Johnny P. While the mood is playful as the ensemble churns through
swing standards and complex Latin arrangements, the chops on Johnny and the rest of his ensemble are
Panzarella grew up Italian in NYC, hanging with his pops and pals in the basement of rock ‘n’ roll
rehearsals, while upstairs Frankie and Dean Martin were rollin’ from his grandparents’ jukebox. “We
take bits and pieces of those guys and incorporate them into our act, try to echo that sound,” Panzarella
The outfit is currently chopping away at their second studio album, a mix of original tunes and original
arrangements of standards, which is due out in spring of 2018.