JOHN PIZZARELLI, the world-renowned guitarist and singer, has established himself as a prime contemporary interpreter of the Great American Songbook and beyond, with a repertoire that includes Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and The Beatles. He has been hailed by The Boston Globe for reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz. The Toronto Star pegged him as the genial genius of the guitar. And The Seattle Times saluted him as a rare entertainer of the old school. Following high profile collaborations with Sir Paul McCartney and Michael McDonald, Pizzarelli returns to his roots to honor his hero, the legendary jazz pop vocalist and pianist Nat King Cole, whose centennial is being celebrated around the world this year with various concerts, books and recordings.