Monday, February 12, 2018

Pat Tuzzolino Is a Musical Treasure at Castelli's in Palm Desert, CA

Pat Tuzzolino has been performing in LA and the Valley for many years.  If you have not heard Pat  sing and play Piano, Keyboard and Guitar, you are missing the chance to hear one of the most talented musicians performing today.  What makes Pat so special is his rich, powerful voice combined with his unusual and fresh arranging approach to Jazz standards that you will seldom hear today.  His timing and phrasing on both Piano and Keyboard are spectacular.  Don't expect an off-the-shelf tempo from Pat. No recorded tracks for Pat either, when you hear Pat perform he provides all the music necessary!   When we go to hear Pat; we like to sit in the bar area where Pat hangs out behind the Piano.  I have seen and heard hundreds of great musicians perform over the years, but Pat Tuzzolino is always new and refreshing every time I hear him and stands apart from the crowd!

The good news is that Pat is playing 7 nights a week at Castelli's so you have plenty of opportunity to  hear him.  Castelli's has been a special place in the Desert for over 30 years and continues to provide the best in Italian food along with some of the best sounds in music from Pat Tuzzolino.  The service at Castelli's is also top draw.  Our waiters, Katie and Pablo were terrific!

I have found two "YouTube" videos for your enjoyment.  The first one is a classic example of Pat's
original arranging touch, "It's Girl Talk" like you never heard it sung or played before.  It features Pat  on Vocals and Keyboard, Sam Most on Flute and Gerruyck King on Drums. The Second "YouTube" cut is  "Please Be Kind".  It features Pat on Vocals and Keyboard, Carl Saunders on Trumpet, Bob McChesney on Trombone, Pat Zicari on Sax and Billy Paul on Drums.

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