Les Paul in Mahwah

Les Paul in Mahwah The Mahwah Museum has a great exhibit on Les Paul. The Mahwah Museum has an interesting and interactive exhibit on Les Paul.

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RIP Peter Green. Phenomenal blues guitarist who led the first incarnation of Fleetwood Mac. B.B. King once said Green “h...
07/25/2020

RIP Peter Green. Phenomenal blues guitarist who led the first incarnation of Fleetwood Mac. B.B. King once said Green “has the sweetest tone I ever heard. He was the only one who gave me the cold sweats.” Condolences to his family.
#petergreen #fleetwoodmac #bluesguitar

07/15/2020
Tuesday Tunes

Throwing it back to a clip from when Lou Pallo came to the museum on 5/5/2019 to have a conversation about Les, and of course play some music. Here he is playing the tune, “St. Louis Blues”
Enjoy 🎸🎶

RIP Charlie Daniels. We lost one of the truly great ones. You will be missed! #charliedaniels #charliedanielsband #lespa...
07/06/2020

RIP Charlie Daniels. We lost one of the truly great ones. You will be missed! #charliedaniels #charliedanielsband #lespaulforum #mahwahmuseum

Happy 4th! 🎸🎶🇺🇸🎆
07/04/2020

Happy 4th! 🎸🎶🇺🇸🎆

Events from Les Paul’s 105th Birthday Celebration can be viewed on the Mahwah Museum’s web page: mahwahmuseum.org. Perfo...
06/29/2020

Events from Les Paul’s 105th Birthday Celebration can be viewed on the Mahwah Museum’s web page: mahwahmuseum.org. Performances by Lou Pallo, Gary Mazzaroppi, Vincent Raniolo, Muriel Anderson & Thom Bresh and a conversation with Les’ son, Gene Paul. #mahwahmuseum #lespaulfoundation #iridiumnyc #guitarplayer #lespaulforum #lespaulworld #guitar #guitarist #music #musician #newjerseyjazzsociety #murielandersonguitar #thombresh

Happy Birthday Jeff Beck!#jeffbeck #lespaulfoundation #iridiumnyc #guitarplayer #mahwahmuseum #lespaulforum #lespaulworl...
06/24/2020

Happy Birthday Jeff Beck!
#jeffbeck #lespaulfoundation #iridiumnyc #guitarplayer #mahwahmuseum #lespaulforum #lespaulworld

Happy Father’s Day to all the awesome Dads out there, here and gone! 🎶🎸❤️
06/21/2020

Happy Father’s Day to all the awesome Dads out there, here and gone! 🎶🎸❤️

06/18/2020
Les Paul with Paul McCartney

Happy Birthday Sir Paul McCartney!🎂🥳

Paul stops in to see Les and tell him one of the first songs Paul and John Lennon first played at one of there first gigs was a hit Les had "How High the Moo...

We’d like to thank all those who made Les Paul At 105: A Virtual Celebration a great success!! Guests: Gene Paul,Lou Pal...
06/10/2020

We’d like to thank all those who made Les Paul At 105: A Virtual Celebration a great success!! Guests: Gene Paul,Lou Pallo, Gary Mazzaroppi, Vinny Raniolo, Muriel Anderson & Thom Bresh.
Behind the scenes: Adam Nemeth (technical director) https://www.ampfx.co/ Dani Zanoni (social media coordinator) danizanoni.com & Diane Mateo (Mahwah Museum web administrator), The Les Paul Foundation. 🎂🎵🎸👏

#lespaulfoundation #lespaul #lespaulofficial #lespaulmusician #lespaulbirthday #wizardofwaukesha #rhubarbred #celebratelespaul #happybirthday #musiceducation #modernmusic #theiridium

N.a.s.H.
06/10/2020

N.a.s.H.

Thank you to everyone that joined us for Guitars 4 Vets: Concert Series with NASH last night! It was a pleasure to celebrate Les Paul's 105th birthday with you all.

📍 Text: G4VNASH to 44-321 to donate to ‘Guitars for Vets’📍

📺Missed out? Give this a watch ▶️🔽 https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=651102902109024

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LES PAUL 🥳🎸🎂🎶Who’s celebrating with us tonight??- Zoom with Gene Paul : 7pm - register here:https://us02w...
06/09/2020

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LES PAUL 🥳🎸🎂🎶

Who’s celebrating with us tonight??
- Zoom with Gene Paul : 7pm - register here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Wi0pW5g6Rb6yJsY3H4IebQ

- @N.a.s.H Facebook livestream dedicated to Les & Guitars For Vets : 9:00pm - link here:
https://facebook.com/events/s/guitars-4-vets-concert-series-/333292674303546/?ti=icl
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#lespaulfoundation #lespaul #lespaulofficial #lespaulmusician #lespaulbirthday #wizardofwaukesha #rhubarbred #celebratelespaul #happybirthday #musiceducation #modernmusic #theiridium #theiridiumnyc

06/08/2020
Muriel Anderson's Les Paul tribute concert for Mahwah Museum

We were excited to have Muriel Anderson join us in celebrating Les Paul's 105th birthday on Saturday, June 6. Some alternate camera/feed takes were inserted in the feed to improve the overall quality. Thom Bresh joins in for some lively conversation towards the end of the set. Enjoy!!!
https://youtu.be/ch2N4nhehm8

The Les Paul Mahwah Museum hosts Muriel as part of their online 105th birthday concerts. Thom Bresh joins for some lively conversation towards the end. Lives...

Les Paul’s 105th Birthday is TOMORROW!!! We have two more great events coming up to celebrate🎂🎸🎶 If you haven’t register...
06/08/2020

Les Paul’s 105th Birthday is TOMORROW!!! We have two more great events coming up to celebrate🎂🎸🎶 If you haven’t registered for our Zoom with Les’ son, Gene - you can do so through the link in our bio (events tab). Don’t miss out on Tuesday’s celebration 🥳
(Swipe ➡️ for today’s quote by the talented Joe Satriani)
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#lespaulfoundation #lespaul #lespaulofficial #lespaulmusician #lespaulbirthday #wizardofwaukesha #rhubarbred #celebratelespaul #happybirthday #musiceducation #modernmusic #theiridium #theiridiumnyc

06/07/2020
Les Paul at 105: The Virtual Concert Series Feat. Lou Pallo & Guests

Les Paul at 105: The Virtual Concert Series Feat. Lou Pallo & Guests

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Lou Pallo played regularly with Les for over 30 years at Fat Tuesdays then at The Iridium. In an interview, Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, described Lou as “ an incredible guitar player” and the man “who knows a million chords”. In addition to Les, Lou’s early influences included Tony Mottola. Lou has worked with a wide variety of celebrities from Sammy Davis Jr., Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald to Mr. Richards himself. Performing June 7 at 4:00 PM.

06/07/2020
Les Paul at 105: The Virtual Concert Series Feat. Lou Pallo & Guests

Les Paul at 105: The Virtual Concert Series Feat. Lou Pallo & Guests

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Lou Pallo played regularly with Les for over 30 years at Fat Tuesdays then at The Iridium. In an interview, Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, described Lou as “ an incredible guitar player” and the man “who knows a million chords”. In addition to Les, Lou’s early influences included Tony Mottola. Lou has worked with a wide variety of celebrities from Sammy Davis Jr., Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald to Mr. Richards himself. Performing June 7 at 4:00 PM.

06/06/2020
Les Paul at 105: The Virtual Concert Series Feat. Muriel Anderson

Les Paul at 105: The Virtual Concert Series Feat. Muriel Anderson

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June 6 at 7:00 PM EDT, Muriel will perform a 45-min set to honor her friend Les Paul. Harp-guitarist and former National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, Muriel is host of the annual All Star Guitar Night, where she co-hosted a show with Les Paul at the Ryman auditorium. Join her for music and memories of back-stage moments with Les. murielanderson.com/now

06/06/2020
Les Paul at 105 Virtual Concert Series Feat. Thom Bresh

Les Paul at 105 Virtual Concert Series Feat. Thom Bresh

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Performing June 6 at 5:30pm EDT. Thom Bresh was born in Hollywood, California and raised in the middle of guitar royalty. His father, Merle Travis, was one of the most influential American guitarist of the 20th Century. With this sort of heritage and upbringing, what do you have? As Chet Atkins put it, “Thom Bresh is a "World Class" guitarist that deserves to be heard.” bresh.com

5 DAYS!!!! til Les Paul’s 105th Birthday next Tuesday...we are dedicating this whole week to him and getting SO excited ...
06/05/2020

5 DAYS!!!! til Les Paul’s 105th Birthday next Tuesday...we are dedicating this whole week to him and getting SO excited for the weekend coming up🎂 🎸🎶
(Swipe ➡️ for today’s quote by the iconic Richie Sambora)
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#lespaulfoundation #lespaul #lespaulofficial #lespaulmusician #lespaulbirthday #wizardofwaukesha #rhubarbred #celebratelespaul #happybirthday #musiceducation #modernmusic #theiridium #theiridiumnyc #bonjovi

6 DAYS til Les Paul’s 105th Birthday next Tuesday...we are dedicating this whole week to him!! 🎂 🎸🎶(Swipe ➡️ for today’s...
06/04/2020

6 DAYS til Les Paul’s 105th Birthday next Tuesday...we are dedicating this whole week to him!! 🎂 🎸🎶
(Swipe ➡️ for today’s quote by the talented Peter Frampton)
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#lespaulfoundation #lespaul #lespaulofficial #lespaulmusician #lespaulbirthday #wizardofwaukesha #rhubarbred #celebratelespaul #happybirthday #musiceducation #modernmusic #theiridium #theiridiumnyc

Counting down to Les Paul’s 105th Birthday next Tuesday...we are dedicating this whole week to him!! 🎂Today we are shari...
06/03/2020

Counting down to Les Paul’s 105th Birthday next Tuesday...we are dedicating this whole week to him!! 🎂Today we are sharing a quote about Les from the great Joe Bonamassa 🎸🎶
(Swipe ➡️ for today’s quote)
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#lespaulfoundation #lespaul #lespaulofficial #lespaulmusician #lespaulbirthday #wizardofwaukesha #rhubarbred #celebratelespaul #happybirthday #musiceducation #modernmusic #theiridium #theiridiumnyc

#blackouttuesday
06/02/2020

#blackouttuesday

Counting down to Les Paul’s 105th Birthday next Tuesday...we are dedicating this whole week to him!! 🎂Every day counting...
06/01/2020

Counting down to Les Paul’s 105th Birthday next Tuesday...we are dedicating this whole week to him!! 🎂Every day counting down to June 9th, we will be posting a quote about Les by some great people who have been touched by the amazing musician/technician/guitarist/overall wonderful person he was! (Swipe ➡️ for today’s first quote from Slash)
Celebrate the father of modern music with us 🎸🎶
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#lespaulfoundation #lespaul #lespaulofficial #lespaulmusician #lespaulbirthday #wizardofwaukesha #rhubarbred #celebratelespaul #happybirthday #musiceducation #modernmusic #theiridium #theiridiumnyc

Keep your eyes & ears open over the next few weeks, we have a special announcement to make and you’re not going to want ...
05/21/2020

Keep your eyes & ears open over the next few weeks, we have a special announcement to make and you’re not going to want to miss it!! 👀👂🏼🎶
(Pictured: Les Paul storytelling with Mahwah Town Officials back in 2009)

RIP Little Richard
05/09/2020

RIP Little Richard

A great photo of Les Paul and his eldest son Rusty. We are so lucky to have Les’ son’s support of our Les Paul exhibit a...
05/04/2020

A great photo of Les Paul and his eldest son Rusty.
We are so lucky to have Les’ son’s support of our Les Paul exhibit and for all the wonderful stories of their father they have shared with us throughout the years. 🎶🎸

On what would have been Duke Ellington’s 121st birthday, here’s Les, Bucky Pizzarelli and Tal Farlow playing “C Jam Blue...
04/30/2020
Les Paul, Tal Farlow, Bucky Pizzarelli (4 of 4) - C Jam Blues

On what would have been Duke Ellington’s 121st birthday, here’s Les, Bucky Pizzarelli and Tal Farlow playing “C Jam Blues”.

Les Paul, Tal Farlow, Bucky Pizzarelli at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, 1985 C Jam Blues

**New Update** Unfortunately, as far as all of our events for the spring go (including the concert) - we have to cancel,...
04/23/2020

**New Update**
Unfortunately, as far as all of our events for the spring go (including the concert) - we have to cancel, but WILL be postponing for the future. Dates are TBA, but we will let you know those details as soon as we do.
Be safe, be strong, we will get through this!!
Also, keep an eye out for more content from us soon - we have much to share with you 🎶

A fun cartoon that appeared in the New Yorker Magazine. Here, Les is playing his guitar on the Ramapo Mountain by his ho...
04/13/2020

A fun cartoon that appeared in the New Yorker Magazine.
Here, Les is playing his guitar on the Ramapo Mountain by his house in Deerhaven with NYC in the background 🎸🎶🍎

Unfortunately, more sad news. Ruth Pizzarelli (Bucky’s beloved wife) has passed away. We extend our heartfelt condolence...
04/11/2020

Unfortunately, more sad news. Ruth Pizzarelli (Bucky’s beloved wife) has passed away. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the Pizzarelli family.

To all my friends and fans,

A week to the day after my father, Bucky, passed at 94, my mother, Ruth, passed away.

I am certain Bucky called for her.
She was the best Mommy and held together the fort of 4 headstrong kids and a man with a passion for the guitar that was unending.

She attended the little league games, drove us all to lessons, attended concerts, recitals and prepared meals that we still talk about.

She raised us to be polite, to dress well and could not have been more supportive of our desires.

She loved music. I remember a van ride across Florida with a Music of Your Life station playing and she named every singer. She loved Dick Haymes’s record of The More I See You. She had two autographed pictures from Frank Sinatra and even got to kiss him once!

She was a Jersey Girl before the term was fashionable. She loved her hometown of Waldwick and sometimes after meals at The Cathay restaurant on Franklin Turnpike, she would drive around and show us where she grew up.

She loved her parents and sister and brother. She was one of a kind, elegant, gorgeous and fun.

We’ve lost one of the great ones. RIP John Prine.
04/08/2020
Acoustic Guitar

We’ve lost one of the great ones. RIP John Prine.

Another sad death to report and reflect on: John Prine, one of America's greatest singer-songwriters, has succumbed to COVID-19. In remembrance, we offer videos of Prine alone, performing with his friend Steve Goodman, and also Bonnie Raitt singing perhaps his best-known tune, "Angel from Montgomery."

In Memoriam: Bucky Pizzarelli
04/06/2020
In Memoriam: Bucky Pizzarelli

In Memoriam: Bucky Pizzarelli

The Mahwah Museum has lost a dear friend, Bucky Pizzarelli who died this week. Bucky assisted the museum on many occasions in the last decade as we built our archive on Les Paul and mounted our out…

Remembering back to when we had the wonderful opportunity to have “The Les Paul Big Sound Experience” at Mahwah Museum!T...
04/06/2020

Remembering back to when we had the wonderful opportunity to have “The Les Paul Big Sound Experience” at Mahwah Museum!
This photo was taken at the event back in 2015. Look at that bus! What a great time. 🚎🎸🎧

04/02/2020
John Pizzarelli

What a wonderful tribute from John to his dad....

Imagine you are born in the first industrialized city in the US to a grocer and his wife in the late 1920’s. The wife’s brothers play banjo, mandolin and a little guitar.

They give you lessons after school and tell you who all the major musicians of time are and that you should be aware of them, honor them and strive to be that good. They mention Benny Goodman, Eddie Lang, Django Reinhardt. You play in bands in High School and during the Christmas break your senior year, you actually go on the road with an orchestra. You’re back in class January 2nd after spending the holiday with Vaughn Monroe.

You’re drafted into the army and after that stint you’re back in the band with Vaughn, playing all over the country for six years and traveling by bus.

You settle down and get married and start to work in NYC. The studios are hot. You meet Nat Cole on a record date (Looking Back), play rhythm guitar for Ray Charles (Georgia on my Mind) and provide backing for all the hits of the new artists of the day-Dion and The Belmonts, Del Shannon, Leslie Gore, The Four Seasons and more.

All the while practicing and perfecting your craft as a jazz guitarist, playing gigs late into the night after working at NBC or ABC on The Tonight Show, Dick Cavett or the first Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell.

In the back of your head there’s the voices of those uncles, so what happens? You work for Benny Goodman from 1964-1985. Joe Venuti, the violinist with Eddie Lang, hears your guitar and you make a number of great records together. Stephane Grapelli, Django’s violinist, calls and you work with him for several years. Well, you know whose story this is and I haven’t told the half of it, but it’s amazing what rooms Bucky Pizzarelli ended up in.

For instance, playing with Les Paul at the St Regis, encouraging him to start playing again in the early 70’s; Accompanying Julie London at the Americana in the 60’s (read the reviews and there is always a great mention of their duets); his trio at the Pierre hotel which Whitney Balliett described as “great jazz disguised hotel music” and numerous record dates with everyone from Tony Bennett, Carly Simon, Janis Ian (at seventeen) to Paul McCartney, Robert Palmer and Antonio Carlos Jobim.

The last twenty years of the over 70 as a professional musician, was in numerous duo’s and trios with John Bunch and Jay Leonhart, Frank Vignola, Howard Alden, Ed Laub and Bucky’s sons, Martin and myself.

I apologize if I missed anything or anyone, it’s a crazy time and I just wanted to get something down.

My father was a mentor to so many guitarists both professional and amateur. Always doling our advice, always encouraging, always in tune and always ready for a record date.

He was a wonderful dad. He was a decent bocce player, a New York football Giants fan and for some reason liked the Yankees. But, he was music first and foremost and it showed in his artistry. He taught himself classical guitar! Played the literature, like a jazz guitarist, which is the only way I can hear it now. I’ll add more later but I wanted to raise my glass to this amazing man. If you want to do him a favor, send some money to the Jazz Foundation. JFA.org or call Joe Petrucelli there at 212-245-3999 ext 10-thanks for listening.

- John Pizzarelli

It is with great sadness that we learned that legendary jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli has passed away. He was a great ...
04/02/2020

It is with great sadness that we learned that legendary jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli has passed away. He was a great friend to the Mahwah Museum helping to establish the Les Paul exhibit. We were blessed with his stories, humor, smile, playing and commitment. We will miss him. RIP. #buckypizzarelli #jazzguitar #jazzguitarist #jazzmusic #mahwahmuseum #lespaul

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201 Franklin Turnpike
Mahwah, NJ
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Exhibition Details: The exhibit, at the Mahwah Museum, will feature: -Guitars -Amplifiers -Audio creations -Never before seen images -Biographical information Mahwah Museum Society 201 Franklin Turnpike Mahwah, NJ 07430 For More information: www.Mahwahmuseum.org [email protected] (201) 512-0099

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Saturday 13:00 - 16:00
Sunday 13:00 - 16:00

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