Professional Guitarist

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Guitarist Tony Pulizzi has been seen by millions on the FOX #1 hit show AMERICAN IDOL.

He began his career in northern Ohio, where he performed and/or recorded with artists such as Angela Bofill, Vesta Williams, John P. Kee, Alex Ligertwood, BeBe Winans, Gerald Levert, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Pieces of a Dream, among others. During this time, he released 3 albums of his original material. As a bandleader, he had the honor of opening up for jazz greats Allan Holdsworth and Joey DeFrancesco. Pulizzi was the guitarist for Cleveland Playhouse Square for many years. He also served as Director for Guitar Studies at Cuyahoga Community College, where he ran the Tri-C Jazz Guitar Ensemble.

Since moving to Los Angeles in recent years, he has quickly made an impact on the local music scene. It took only a year in LA to become the house guitarist under Ray Chew on seasons 10 and 11 of American Idol! He can be seen on BET during the annual BET Awards and Celebration of Gospel. He also is currently on tour with Natalie Cole!

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