Lou Pallo & the Rockit Live Foundation Celebrate the Legacy of Les Paul

Sun, October 21, 2018

Doors: 12:30 pm / Show: 1:30 pm

The Cutting Room

New York, NY


Tickets at the Door

There is a $20 food & beverage minimum per person.

Rockit Live
Rockit Live
Sit back and let the students of the Rockit Live Foundation show you what they’ve got after a 5 week intensive study on the music style of Les Paul, sponsored by a grant from the Les Paul Foundation. The evening’s performance will include Les Paul’s former trio, led by Lou Pallo (Paul’s longtime sideman), with bassist Gary Mazzaroppi, and guitarist Frank Vignola. Guitarist Vinny Raniolo will also take part, as will some very special guests. Pallo will be celebrating his 84th birthday. “It’s an honor for me to carry forward Les’s story and his music style”, said Pallo, “We’re going to teach the arrangements as the songs were interpreted by Les and carry forth his music to a younger generation”.
“This is a superb opportunity for our students to learn directly from and perform with world-class musicians, and for this we are grateful”, said Bruce Gallipani, Rockit’s Founder and Executive Director. Proceeds from the concert benefit the Rockit Live Foundation’s Scholarship Fund.
The Rockit Live Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization reaching out to help develop, nurture, and inspire young musicians to reach their full artistic potential through live music education. The foundation's defining focus is outreach, music education, and scholarships. The Rockit Live Foundation also endeavors to build character as well as talent, instilling confidence and team skills, with an emphasis on community service. Since its inception, Rockit has worked with more than 1,700 young musicians to kick-start their careers and to assist in leading them into the most prestigious music colleges in the United States. Currently, Rockit hosts twenty percent of its student body funded through scholarships. Artist Advisory Board members include Maureen & Steven Van Zandt, Carmine Appice, Susan & Eddie Brigati, Ricky Byrd, Jacquie Lee, and Rich Russo. For further information, please visit rockitacademy.org.
Venue Information:
The Cutting Room
44 E. 32nd St.
New York, NY, 10016