Listening to this CD is like having John play piano right in your own living room. There's a sampling of jazz, blues, and swing, all done in John's unique style.
"This is the music that resulted from the nights at 219's Basin Street Lounge in Alexandria, VA. Thanks to all of the 'regulars in Old Town for the many great nights of music." -- Mr. BIG at BIG CEE Music
John Cocuzzi was born at Andrews Air Force Base, just outside Washington DC. He grew up accompanying his jazz musician father (drummer) on jobs and sitting-in at jam sessions with the older players. As a young man exposed to great jazz, he was fortunate to get acquainted with these players and their music. There was live music everywhere John went; thus began his musical life path. John established himself in the DC area as a dynamic stylist on vibes, piano, drums, and vocals. He has been working with the best players in classic jazz for over 20 years and continues to attract new fans wherever his music takes him.
"For All We Know" REVIEW
by ED POLCER, NY cornetist and bandleader:
"For All We Know," John's first solo piano outing, is an exquisite gem of a recording. He wears his heart on his sleeve -- or in this case, on his fingers. You can feel the music breathe. The recording quality itself lets you feel that you are inside the piano. His vocal and piano styles are so personal that I found myself mesmerized by the performance.
Every song on this wonderful CD is a work of art. You could pick any one as your favorite, and I wouldn't argue with you. But put them all together, and the cumulative effect is like spending three days in the Louvre, followed by a week in Florence.
--Ed Polcer, Brooklyn, New York