MORRISTOWN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – This coming weekend the Morristown Jazz and Blues festival will be celebrating the 100th birthdays of some music legends.
Frank Sinatra, Les Paul and Muddy Waters will all be honored.READ MORE: New Jersey Officials Monitoring Omicron Variant, But Say Delta Is Still A Concern As Travel Picks Up
Guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli knew Sinatra and Paul.
Pizzarelli recalled his opportunity to play with Sinatra started with a phone call from the man who was playing guitar for Sinatra at the time.
“He says ‘Hey, Frank wants you to go to the White House and play for Reagan.’ I said ‘OK, let’s go,'” Pizzarelli told WCBS 880’s Sean Adams.
A picture of president Ronald Reagan, Frank Sinatra and Pizzarelli hangs in Pizzarelli’s home.